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James Geddes
14th May 2021

Geek.Zone: mental health as a community

Geek.Zone is a community for geeks. We have a pretty broad definition on the word “geek”, as we feel that it is great to be...

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Amanda Brock
10th April 2021

OpenUK’s Kids Camp, GCSE, Apprenticeships and University Group

On 7 April we were honoured to be recognised by the GNOME Community Challenge as the Runner Up in the first Challenge, with our Kids...

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Cristian Parrino
5th March 2021

OpenUK Consortium developing open technology blueprint for the carbon negative data centre for COP26

Huge thanks to Ali Fenn and Fahmida Bangert at ITRenew, John Laban at the Open Compute Project and Michael Oghia at SDI Alliance for their...

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Drawnalism
12th February 2021

Amanda Brock: Commercial Models Using Open Source

These are live-captured notes from the talk OpenUK CEO Amanda Brock gave on 12th February 2021, as part of the Future Leaders series. Amanda joined...

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Stuart Langridge
14th January 2021

OpenUK Honours

So, I was awarded a medal. OpenUK, who are a non-profit organisation supporting open source software, hardware, and data, and are run by Amanda Brock, have...

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Amanda Brock
6th January 2021

Did the pandemic “open up” innovation in 2020?

I certainly couldn’t have imagined when I wrote Information Age’s review of open source in 2019, that I would be writing a similar review a...

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Amanda Brock
24th November 2020

Liz Rice winner of the OpenUK Individual Award on improving open source in society

I’m delighted to be the winner of the Individual category at the inaugural Open Technology Awards. If you’re involved with containers, Kubernetes and cloud native...

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Adam Jollans
11th August 2020

Why the hybrid cloud has to be built on open source

A recent study[1] showed that most organisations are only 20% of the way into their cloud journeys. They’ve built the new cloud-native apps and migrated...

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Amanda Brock
28th July 2020

OpenUK collaborates with European Commission Observatory’s report enriching content covering UK open source

EU’s Open Source Software Country Intelligence Report produced by OSOR covers attitudes to open source across continent, and highlights UK opportunities for open technology London...

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Henry Nash
23rd July 2020

Designing Tech to defeat Coercive Behaviour and Domestic Abuse

The combination of the app-economy and cheap cloud resources has led to a transformation in the technology tools we have to manage our lives. We...

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