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Have you visited the Wikipedia page for your hometown or the city you live in? There are likely images of local landmarks and interesting places, people, and things that are missing. To better represent your town or city, join the Wikipedia Takes America event this year!
0 comments Posted 11 Sep 2013 by Luis Ibanez Feed
As a self-professed metadata geek, I’ve recently been participating in an online discussion about metadata and the Learning Registry. I have to say, it feels as if I’m on a merry-go-round that won’t stop, because for the past 10 years I’ve engaged in dozens if not hundreds of conversations about... Read more
3 comments Posted 29 Jul 2013 by Lisa Petrides Feed
Wikisprint
The true potential of collaborative initiatives around the world is yet to be known. However, a sneak preview will take place on March 20, when hundreds of communities, networks, and institutions from widely diverse backgrounds and hailing from over 20 countries get together and take part in a... Read more
0 comments Posted 16 Mar 2013 by Emilio Velis Feed
How far should openness extend?
Selling the idea of open data seems straightforward. If taxpayers paid for it, a government should share it. But there have to be exceptions for National Security and privacy.
3 comments Posted 26 Jan 2012 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
How far should openness extend?
Selling the idea of open data seems straightforward. If taxpayers paid for it, a government should share it. But there have to be exceptions for National Security and privacy.
3 comments Posted 26 Jan 2012 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
Change By Us citizen engagement platform now open source
As cities are facing growing demands and shrinking resources, they have to find new ways of solving problems. Change by Us, a new digital platform that enables citizens to collaborate on projects for city improvement themselves, is a promising model of a new kind of civic engagement. Launched in... Read more
0 comments Posted 22 Nov 2011 by Abhi Nemani Feed
Yale University is planning to become the first Ivy League school to offer an open access commons to millions of digital images from its archives, all free of licenses for transmission or use.
0 comments Posted 12 May 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Yesterday Peter Eckersly posted at eff.org about the EFF's coming Open Wireless Movement. Here's what he had to say: If you sometimes find yourself needing an open wireless network in order to check your email from a car, a street corner, or a park, you may have noticed that they're getting... Read more
3 comments Posted 28 Apr 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
At opensource.com, we often talk about ways to build and nourish communities. But sometimes what you do right is less important than what you’re doing wrong. We dug through our archives looking for cautionary tales that show how communities break down—or never begin to flourish in the first place.
4 comments Posted 9 Feb 2011 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
You might already know about GreenXchange. It’s a specialized sort of commons specifically for innovations (or yet to be applied innovations) for environmental sustainability.  For now, that means an on-line space to post patents and supporting materials under one of three pledges.  
0 comments Posted 2 Feb 2011 by Art Seavey Feed

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