crowdsourcing

Free as in Bach: Open Goldberg Variations released
The Kickstarter funded collaboration between Kimiko Ishizaka and MuseScore has released their new recording and score of Bach's Goldberg Variations into the public domain using the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) licensing tool. This is just one of the ways in which Kickstarter, which has pumped over $... Read more
2 comments Posted 11 Jun 2012 by Robert Douglass Feed
Teaching software libraries by example
These days there is a software library for nearly every occasion. Many of them are well designed and well implemented. Unfortunately, almost none of them have documentation presented in a way that allows a new user to quickly understand the basics and put it to work effectively.
9 comments Posted 1 Feb 2012 by David Doria Feed
Crowdsourcing the State of the Union
Mozilla partners with public media to empower citizen engagement in U.S. election coverage Tuesday's State of the Union Address from U.S. President Barack Obama will include something special: crowdsourced captions and subtitles provided by everyday citizens around the world.
0 comments Posted 24 Jan 2012 by OpenMatt Feed
NYT features Chicago’s "Adopt-a-Sidewalk"
As the Windy City prepares for another major snow season, Chicago’s CTO John Tolva and team have been hard at work, turning out a robust suite of online tools to help citizens track and even support the city’s management efforts: ChicagoShovels.org. The New York Times recently featured their... Read more
1 comment Posted 12 Jan 2012 by Abhi Nemani Feed
Playing Dungeons and Dragons together for 20 years
If you're an RPG (role-playing game) player, even on the fringes of that community, you remember what happened when the fourth edition of Dungeons and Dragons came out a few years ago. It wasn't pretty. A lot of fans didn't like the changes. Now that it's time for the fifth edition, Wizards of the... Read more
1 comment Posted 9 Jan 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Crowdsourced ideas make participating in government cool again
The PA Times, published by the American Society of Public Administration, issued a special edition called "From Bureaucratic to Cool: A Call for Public Service." My article on “Crowdsourced Ideas Make Participating in Government Cool Again” describes how government agencies on all levels are... Read more
1 comment Posted 16 Dec 2011 by Ines Mergel Feed
Last week, the Iceland Constitutional Council, made up of 25 Icelandic citizens, presented a bill to their parliament outlining a new constitution. The bill contains 114 articles in nine chapters, and includes elements for a more open government. It appears that the population will be given the... Read more
3 comments Posted 3 Aug 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Last week, the Iceland Constitutional Council, made up of 25 Icelandic citizens, presented a bill to their parliament outlining a new constitution. The bill contains 114 articles in nine chapters, and includes elements for a more open government. It appears that the population will be given the... Read more
3 comments Posted 3 Aug 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Neighborland is a new ideation crowdsourcing startup that gives citizens a “fun and easy way for residents to suggest new businesses and services that they want in their neighborhood.” Founded by Candy Chang, Tee Parham and Dan Parham, and funded by the Tulane Social Entrepreneurship program with... Read more
0 comments Posted 1 Aug 2011 by Luke Fretwell Feed
After the recent economic crash, many governments had to overhaul both financial structure and fiscal regulation. The majority, including the US government, formed a plan of attack using the same bureaucratic and economic venues in use for centuries. Politicians come to the table with plans and... Read more
3 comments Posted 7 Jul 2011 by Dave Maki Feed

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