Radical Open Innovation News week 14-2019

Welcome to our weekly selection of digital innovation news. Created using our opinionated automated selection algorithm with a twisted text rank summary creator. We present some top innovation news items to get you thinking, debating and take action in order to make our world even better.

1 Success at Apache: What You Need to Know

The Apache web server (Apache HTTP Server) serves about every second web page on the WWW, including this website. The board is elected by the Apache members annually and is also composed of Apache members. The first projects after Apache HTTP Server were Apache mod_perl (March 2000), Apache tcl (July 2000), and Apache Portable Runtime (December 2000). Out of this need, the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) was incorporated as a US 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in June 1999. In this post I want to give an overview of the Apache Software Foundation and its history.

(Apache Foundation)

2 Three Lessons in Content Moderation from New Zealand and Other High-Profile Tragedies

Automated Content Analysis is Not a Magic Wand. If you remember nothing else about content moderation, remember this: There is no magic wand. There is absolutely a role for automated content analysis when it comes to keeping certain content off the web. However, the nuance, news value, and intricacies of most speech should give pause to those calling for mass implementation of automated content removal and filtering. We Need Much Greater Transparency . Further, the challenges of automated content analysis are by no means limited to video.


3 Kubeflow:The Machine Learning Toolkit for Kubernetes

Kubeflow is the machine learning toolkit for Kubernetes.The Kubeflow project is dedicated to making deployments of machine learning (ML) workflows on Kubernetes simple, portable and scalable. Our goal is not to recreate other services, but to provide a straightforward way to deploy best-of-breed open-source systems for ML to diverse infrastructures. Anywhere you are running Kubernetes, you should be able to run Kubeflow.


4 How a Group of NASA Renegades Transformed Mission Control

The group was able to overcome opposition, win the support of high-level sponsors within NASA, and eventually develop a new shuttle mission control with huge cost savings. The NASA Pirates’ vision of the Mission Control Center was deployed in 1996, but their effects reverberate today. They wanted to future-proof mission control by using an open, distributed, upgradable, and scalable systems architecture built to incorporate not-yet- invented technologies. Eventually RTDS was brought into mission control, and our research showed support from a high-level sponsor — in this case, flight director Eugene Kranz — was a key factor in renegade success. Mission control was confident in the tried-and-tested incumbent system — after all, it had taken humans to the moon, and flight controllers and software engineers knew its quirks and could respond in any emergency.

(MIT Sloan Management Review)

5 Principles of Modern Marketing:Experience Is the New Brand

With more than 30 years of experience each in the practice or study of technology product marketing, we set forth a set of principles that reflects both classic and new approaches. Only by recognizing all three forces will modern marketers reap the full benefits that technology can have on marketing transformation. Even though technology is becoming only more advanced and disruptive, marketers of technology products must realize that technology is only the first step. At the same time, although it’s important to keep up with new advancements, many basic marketing principles still apply, albeit often in an updated or modified form. Collaborations — external alliances or joint ventures with third parties — can also provide value for a technology brand.

(MIT Sloan Management Review)

6 NewPipe represents the best of FOSS

In my opinion, NewPipe is a perfect case-study in why free & open source software is great and how our values differ from proprietary software in important ways. There’s one simple reason: it’s better than the proprietary YouTube app, in every conceivable way, for free. There are a lot of political and philosophical reasons to use & support free and open source software. The proprietary app is exploitative of users, and NewPipe is empowering users. NewPipe is better because it’s user-centric software. NewPipe has been created with the purpose of getting the original YouTube experience on your smartphone without annoying ads and questionable permissions. You can find NewPipe here and it has great documentation. And yes: NewPipe is GPL!

(Drew DeVault’s Blog)

7 How to Make Any Protein You Want for $360

Engineering Proteins in the Cloud with Python. What if you had an idea for a cool, useful protein, and you wanted to turn it into a reality? And almost for no cost? Just with some Python and some Cloud hosting? Amazingly, we’re pretty close to being able to create any protein we want from the comfort of our jupyter notebooks, thanks to developments in genomics, synthetic biology, and most recently, cloud labs. Check it out on this great blog article from booleanbiotech.


The Radical Open Innovation weekly overview is a brief overview of innovation news on Digital Innovation and Management Innovation from all over the world. Your input for our next edition is welcome! Send it to [info] at [bm-support]dot[org]