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Surfing the open data wave
During hurricane season, my attention turns to the Atlantic Ocean. I keep an eye on swell-producing storms and use a variety of forecasting tools to get to the right spot for the best surf. But I never really thought about the data behind the tools I use. There are many different stats brought... Read more
5 comments Posted 3 Oct 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
On open educational resources -- Beyond definitions
Despite the attempts at single sentence definitions so common in the published literature, “open educational resources” is a highly context-mediated construct. However, because philanthropic and public funding agencies commonly require grant outputs to be open educational resources, the ability... Read more
2 comments Posted 3 Oct 2011 by David Wiley Feed
Saddened and bewildered by academic copyright assignments
Karl Fogel reminded me to check the copyright assignment for the scholarly papers I'm starting to submit on Teaching Open Source (TOS), particularly POSSE. I sat down and did some digging, and here's what I found--keep in mind these are the notes of an unschooled grad student new to the topic,... Read more
9 comments Posted 30 Sep 2011 by Mel Chua Feed
Get free, personalized health advice and answers with HealthTap
Five months ago, HealthTap launched its public beta to help people share health information based not around symptoms or treatments, but around the individual. This week they've expanded the system by launching iPhone and Android apps.
2 comments Posted 29 Sep 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Success in the second year of the Open Hardware Summit
The Open Hardware Summit (OHS), now in its second year, brings together folks from all different backgrounds and truly represents a melting pot of those with interests in the open hardware (open source designs, firmware, software, process) movement. In fact, I’d argue that the open hardware... Read more
0 comments Posted 28 Sep 2011 by Jon Masters (Red Hat) Feed
Open For Business: The reputation economy of open source--do you take the egg ro
Open source software has been referred to as a "gift economy," one where valuable goods and services are exchanged without the expectation of payment. That’s fine, so far as it goes, but when it comes to businesses involved with open source software, I think the term "reputation economy” is more... Read more
1 comment Posted 28 Sep 2011 by Tarus Balog Feed
Ginormous losses from NPE software patent lawsuits
Innovative software companies start each work day knowing that, no matter how careful and how ethical they are, they face a meaningful risk of being sued for patent infringement. It's like a tooth ache – painful and distracting, even when not debilitating. A major source of this pain is non-... Read more
5 comments Posted 27 Sep 2011 by Rob Tiller (Red Hat) Feed
Open comments, peace corps for geeks, and jobs
We'd like to highlight a few blog posts from GovLoop about open government and technology. In a previous post, we talked about GovLoop and the diversity and experience their community offers. It's a social network for the government community, focused on connecting people and sharing information... Read more
0 comments Posted 20 Sep 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Z: The open source generation
Generation Z is beginning to join the workforce. This age group--born between the early 1990s and early 2000s--has never really existed in a world without the web or lacking the widespread use of cell phones, laptops, and freely available wireless networks and digital media. The combination of... Read more
7 comments Posted 19 Sep 2011 by bascha (Red Hat) Feed
My theme this week is organizational openness and transparency and today I'd like to highlight a fantastic example of an organization that has built a culture with openness at its core: Mozilla. Most of you probably know Mozilla as the organization famous for its open source Firefox web browser.... Read more
0 comments Posted 15 Sep 2011 by Chris Grams Feed

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