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OKFestival 2014
Beatrice Martini shared the work she does alongside a talented group working to bring openness to the world for Open Knowledge with me earlier this year.
0 comments Posted 11 Jul 2014 by Robin Muilwijk Feed
I'm in love with open source, but I've been dating open content for many years. You would think these two would jump at the chance to cross-promote, but too often that doesn't happen. Open source claims it has a headache. Open content says it's too busy. Really, a headache? Really, too busy?
1 comment Posted 10 Jul 2014 by Phil Shapiro Feed
Creative Commons
The arrival of the ten-year anniversary of Creative Commons is an opportunity to express gratitude to an organization that has done so much to promote the sharing of cultural works and to challenge traditional assumptions about the appropriate use of copyright.
7 comments Posted 14 Dec 2012 by Richard Fontana (Red Hat) Feed
I first learned of the idea of OERu from a webinar coordinated by Steve Hargadon at FutureofEducation.com's lecture series.
6 comments Posted 23 Mar 2011 by Joseph Thibault Feed
Co-author: Bascha Harris What if you woke up one day, and every file on your computer in a particular format—say all your word processing documents, or all your photographs—no longer worked? Not that big of a deal, right? Just a few photos or files. But what if you're a photographer and it's your... Read more
2 comments Posted 13 Oct 2010 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
A few months ago, opensource.com ran a story on a textbook for college students learning programming (Can Professors Teach Open Source?, Greg DeKoenigsberg, Apr 6 2010). The textbook, "Practical Open Source Software Exploration," was created the open source way on the Teaching Open Source wiki. (... Read more
0 comments Posted 23 Sep 2010 by Ian Weller Feed
We spoke recently with Paolo Mangiafico, the Director of Digital Information Strategy in the Office of the Provost at Duke University, about Duke's open access initiatives. Recently, Duke announced that it would join MIT, Harvard and Stanford in adopting an open access policy, in which the... Read more
3 comments Posted 11 May 2010 by Greg DeKoenigsberg Feed
There's one major advantage to openness in business. Like the Billy Joel song says, it's just a matter of trust.  Harvard Business Review's Peter Merholz recently highlighted several successful businesses modeled on trust—and, though he doesn't note it, openness.
4 comments Posted 7 May 2010 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
While researching for my article Open Music: Is It Viable, I ran across several worthwhile sites that were great resources, but not quite what I needed for talking about an open music model. However, they certainly deserve attention for the good they are doing in the music/entertainment community.... Read more
0 comments Posted 7 Apr 2010 by Travis Kepley (Red Hat) Feed
At teachingopensource.org, we think so, and we wrote a book to help.  The following excerpt comes from the Foreword of our new textbook, Practical Open Source Software Exploration, which is licensed under Creative Commons BY-SA-3.0.  It's a book that works like an open source software project.  In... Read more
13 comments Posted 6 Apr 2010 by Greg DeKoenigsberg Feed

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