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Hack4Reno - Open government with a shared purpose
Hack4Reno is a 24-hour hackathon being held on October 15-16, 2011. But you don't need to hack on code to be part of this movement. The goal is to build things that make Reno better by demonstrating the value of open data and open government. This event allows developers, designers, and citizens to... Read more
0 comments Posted 12 Oct 2011 by Don Morrison (elskwid) Feed
Beyond car ownership
Americans, by nature, are not inclined to share. We have a culture of ownership—we want our own homes, yards, and even public schools. But if music television, radio commercials, and Bruce Springsteen are good indicators, what we want most of all is our own cars.
2 comments Posted 10 Oct 2011 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
Governance, control, and how to actually influence an open source project
A lot of groups fret about the governance and control of open source projects. Others tout their open, diversified, wide-ranging, and independent foundations as making them superior. People--and  companies--tend to be worried about making sure that they retain some type of influence over the future... Read more
0 comments Posted 7 Oct 2011 by David Nalley Feed
How university open debates and discussions introduced me to open source
My experience with the open source way of doing things dates back to my university days in India. During those days, I had a very narrow view with regards to what exactly open source is and what its true meaning is. This view was limited only to the question “why should one give away his work for... Read more
4 comments Posted 7 Oct 2011 by Aseem Sharma Feed
The uneasy relationship between open source and profit
Open source has always had an on-again, off-again relationship with profit. Richard Stallman's FOSS idea was anti-capitalist. Eric Raymond's open source attitude is profoundly pro-capitalist. Yet the first open source companies to emerge in the early part of the last decade used FOSS licenses, not... Read more
3 comments Posted 5 Oct 2011 by Dana Blankenhorn Feed
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