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Amanda Brock
1st July 2022

Launching the OpenUK Summer of Open Source Software Security

OpenUK launched its Summer of Open Source Security on 29 June, with me having the honour of joining Open Source Initiative Founder, Bruce Perens, in...

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Amanda Brock
15th June 2022

Does Open Source Software need regulation?

Not for the first time, there have been calls for open source regulation. Regulating open source software would be wholly inappropriate and would fail to...

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Amanda Brock
10th May 2022

State of Open 2022 Survey Launch

OpenUK’s second “State of Open Survey” #StateofOpen is live and runs until midnight BST on 12 June https://bit.ly/OpenUKStateofOpen2022.  State of Open was met with incredibly...

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Amanda Brock
29th April 2022

What’s up at OpenUK this year

Following a hiatus in our blogposts we are back with a really exciting line up of guest blogs and updates and opinion pieces from OpenUK...

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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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