open access

When it comes to opening up your work there is, ironically, a bit of a secret. Here it is: being open—in open science, open source software, or any other open community—can be hard. Sometimes it can be harder than being closed. In an effort to attract more people to the cause, advocates of openness... Read more
0 comments Posted 11 Jun 2014 by Shauna Gordon-McKeon Feed
I recently had the opportunity to talk with Rebecca Lawrence of F1000Research about how they use new ways of publishing scientific research. They do things quite differently to even the average open access journal in science, with a strong focus on life sciences in a very open way. Some things that... Read more
1 comment Posted 9 Jun 2014 by Marcus D. Hanwell Feed
Open Science Week will begin on June 9! People from around the open source community will share with us, starting on Monday, how open source is being used to better and improve the world of science—in areas of academia, research, access, software, and more.
0 comments Posted 6 Jun 2014 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
Open Science Week will begin on June 9! What do you wish was more open about the world of science—academia? research? access? software? NASA released the source code for their software in April. Who's next?
1 comment Posted 30 May 2014 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
Molly Van Houweling interviews herself for the launch of a new non-profit she has co-founded: Authors Alliance will work to promote authorship for the public good.
0 comments Posted 26 May 2014 by Molly Van Houweling Feed
Creative Commons license
I began working with the Wikimedia Foundation in January 2012 for program and community support in India. With the Centre for Internet and Society's Access To Knowledge program, we focus on open access for scholarly publications to help communities enrich Wikipedia entries for Indic languages.... Read more
0 comments Posted 2 May 2014 by Subhashish Panigrahi Feed
open web
What began as ARPANET back in 1969, has become the Internet as we know it today. This year on March 12 marked 25 years of the World Wide Web. It all got started when... In March 1989 Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist working at CERN, submitted a proposal to develop a radical new way of linking and... Read more
2 comments Posted 9 Apr 2014 by Robin Muilwijk Feed
open hardware devices
Earlier this year, I shared my story about open source designs and my 3D printed prosthetic hand to a room of 4,600+ at Intel’s Annual International Sales Conference in Las Vegas. I joined Jon Schull on stage, the founder of e-NABLE, an online group dedicated to open source 3D printable assistive... Read more
2 comments Posted 18 Mar 2014 by Peregrine Hawthorn Feed
Release early, release often in scientific research
Why don't academics discuss research before starting the work? In a recent blog post, Jack Kelly asked this simple question, and it is a striking one for those of us who are familiar with collaborating at high levels as part of an open source community. One of the pillars of the open source way is... Read more
2 comments Posted 30 Dec 2013 by Luis Ibanez Feed
reproducibility in open science
I gave a talk at this year's TEDx Albany event, "Saving Science - Open Up or Perish," where I talked about something that I am very passionate about. For me, TEDx was an opportunity to try out a very different format from my usual technical talks and dig deep down to tell a very general audience... Read more
2 comments Posted 27 Dec 2013 by Marcus D. Hanwell Feed

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