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open publishing platforms
It's no surprise that many Tumblr users are less than pleased with Yahoo!'s recent acquisition of their favorite personal publishing platform. The news is a sobering reminder that creators who don't control the tools of their trade are at the mercy of those who do.
2 comments Posted 28 May 2013 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Open science research
Imagine a world in which reproducible, repurposable, open scientific research is the norm. Certainly there are potential stumbling blocks ahead: confidentiality of sensitive medical data embargoes on potentially high-risk research findings the conundrum of how to facilitate commercial applications... Read more
0 comments Posted 23 May 2013 by Sophie Kershaw Feed
Crowdsourcing science, open science
We are excited to announce the official launch of Crowdcrafting.org, an open source software platform—powered by our Pybossa technology—for developing and sharing projects that rely on the help of thousands of online volunteers.
0 comments Posted 22 May 2013 by Francois Grey Feed
code editors
The humble browser. Its main purpose, for many years, was to serve up simple HTML documents and provide information on just about any subject you could think of. In the last decade, with broadband taking over from dial-up, and net connections getting ever quicker, websites have increasingly... Read more
7 comments Posted 20 May 2013 by Matt Pass Feed
Poll: Which code repository do you use?
From James Bowes' article, A code hosting comparison for open source projects:
9 comments Posted 16 May 2013 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
Poll: Which code repository do you use?
From James Bowes' article, A code hosting comparison for open source projects:
9 comments Posted 16 May 2013 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
A developer shares his open source story
When I first started to learn how to code and program, as a student and during the pre-internet era, it was common practice to share your source code as you were creating it. My classmates and I assumed that was the best way for us to learn—from each other.
0 comments Posted 16 May 2013 by Jose Antonio Chavarría Feed
open data center Facebook
Today, the many in the world focus on making things as environmentally-friendly as possible to reduce the negative impact daily life has on the environment to protect it for future generations. This includes major corporations, such as Facebook. Facebook is at the forefront of creating greener ways... Read more
2 comments Posted 10 May 2013 by Joshua John Feed
sharing and spreadability
It's not news that popular media have undergone significant changes due to participatory digital platforms. We tweet. We connect. We comment. Above all, we share. And the ability to share media has become a need and expectation in networked culture. There are already all sorts of buzzwords swirling... Read more
1 comment Posted 8 May 2013 by Kendra Mack (Red Hat) Feed
International Day Against DRM
Today is the seventh annual International Day Against DRM (Digital Rights Management). We've talked a lot here about DRM particularly in movies and books (read my two-part timeline, The DRM graveyard: A brief history of digital rights management in music and part 2 about video and TV). But what's... Read more
2 comments Posted 3 May 2013 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed

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