Welcome to the April/May 2014 edition of the OSS Watch newsletter!
We've published a new briefing note this month, taking a look at "The Cloud", breaking through the buzzword into the underlying technologies, and finding out what it means for open source solutions.
Scott's post this month provides some further insight into results from out National Software Survey, looking at where change needs to happen to create a level playing field for open source in education.
Finally, the VALS Semester of Code, organised by a partnership of EU institutions and SMEs including OSS Watch, is seeking FOSS projects to participate in the upcoming pilot of the scheme. If you're a FOSS project who's seeking contributions and can offer some mentorship to enthusiastic students, get in touch!
If you want to work with OSS Watch - whether you're a company, a project, a consortium developing a project proposal, or working within the University of Oxford - take a look at our services page to find out what we can offer.
Open Source and the cloud
Rowan breaks through the clouds to find out what the industry's favourite buzzword means for open source software.
Open source in education: where does the change need to happen?
Scott analyses the National Software Survey 2013 and identifies where open source procurement can be improved.
VALS Semester of Code – FOSS Projects Wanted
Mark introduces the Semester of Code.