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Daniel Aldridge
10th June 2022

Pride in June and in Open Source – How LGBTQIA+ people are using Open Source to empower communities

As an out gay man, a proud ally to my LGBTQIA+ colleagues and a founding member of the Pride in BCS network of  LGBTQIA+ IT...

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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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OpenUK
12th November 2021

OpenUK Office Hours

Twice monthly update with OpenUK CEO. Hear more about our work and ask any questions.  » Read more about: OpenUK Office Hours  »

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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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Amanda Brock
29th January 2021

Openness A short personal history of a lifetime in Open

I first became involved with the concepts of Openness when I was Head of Software Engineering in ICL ASD (Applications Software Division, replacing ICL Dataskill)...

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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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Shane Coughlan
1st January 2021

Basil Cousins – the Brit who founded Open Forum Europe. Honouring a lifetime of leadership in Open Technology by Shane Coughlan

Basil Cousins has been involved in technology for decades. We often hear that someone has been instrumental in a field, or has made an exceptional...

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