National Free and Open Source Software Month

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Hanover, MD, 04 February 2018


FREE AND OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE MONTH

All during February, Free and Open Source Software Month recognizes the cooperative approach to computer programming, open licensing, and free distribution of software.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar officially declared the observance on January 26, 2017.

WHY DEDICATE A MONTH TO OPEN SOURCE INITIATIVES

Onyx Point, Inc. sponsored Free and Open Source Software Month #FOSSFeb to highlight the cooperative principles of open source software and the contributions this approach to software development continues to produce.

As avid Open Source supporters and contributors, we hope that this annual observation will help to further general understanding and adoption of Open Source principles and projects.

We are proud to be the stewards of SIMP, an Open Source project released by NSA’s Technology Transfer Program. We support the ideas of liberal licensing and community contributions to create products that meet needs in ways that simply couldn’t be done in isolation.

IDEAS ON HOW TO OBSERVE

Onyx Point is happy to provide the following materials under a Creative Commons CC BY-SA License to show support of FOSS February.

We encourage everyone to spotlight their favorite Open Source projects using one of the following methods:

  • Mention your favorite FOSS projects on social media using the #FOSSFeb tag
  • Attend FOSS-related events, webinars, and hackathons
  • Join the Open Source Initiative
  • Contribute code, documentation, time or money to an Open Source Project that you use often
  • Create your own Open Source project on GitHub or GitLab

CELEBRATE EVERY DAY

For more ideas on ways to celebrate each and every day of the year, visit National Day Calendar.

Trevor has worked in a variety of IT fields over the last decade, including systems engineering, operating system automation, security engineering, and various levels of development.

At OP his responsibilities include maintaining overall technical oversight for Onyx Point solutions, providing technical leadership and mentorship to the DevOps teams. He is also responsible for leading OP’s solutions and intellectual property development efforts, setting the technical focus of the company, and managing OP products and related services. In this regard, he oversees product development and delivery as well as developing the strategic roadmap for OP’s product line.

At Onyx Point, our engineers focus on Security, System Administration, Automation, Dataflow, and DevOps consulting for government and commercial clients. We offer professional services for Puppet, RedHat, SIMP, NiFi, GitLab, and the other solutions in place that keep your systems running securely and efficiently. We offer Open Source Software support and Engineering and Consulting services through GSA IT Schedule 70. As Open Source contributors and advocates, we encourage the use of FOSS products in Government as part of an overarching IT Efficiencies plan to reduce ongoing IT expenditures attributed to software licensing. Our support and contributions to Open Source, are just one of our many guiding principles

  • Customer First.
  • Security in All We Do.
  • Pursue Innovation with Integrity.
  • Communicate Openly and Respectfully.
  • Offer Your Talents, and Appreciate the Talents of Others

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