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The future of space exploration is in the public's hands. What can collaboration do?

If 2011 becomes known as the year that our governments lost interest in space, could 2012 be the year that collaboration picks up the pieces?

As of this week, the Allen Telescope Array used by the SETI Institute has gone into "hibernation mode" after losing a significant portion of its funding. "Hibernation means that, starting this week, the equipment is unavailable for normal observations and is being maintained in a safe state by a significantly reduced staff," said SETI Institute CEO Tom Pierson. » Read more

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Open source Bach

Open source programmers understand the value of freedom; the idea of "freedom of speech" and supporting licenses such as the GPL are the basis of thousands of successful software projects. Can these ideas be applied to other areas, such as the ages old discipline of classical music? The Open Goldberg Variations Project thinks so. » Read more

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The new sharing economy

As we've covered in many posts, a lot of new businesses and projects are springing up around sharing in various ways. Car sharing services, Kiva, Kickstarter, coworking--the list goes on. Technology has fueled the opportunity for us to get out of our houses and back into communities with one another. Some of the people working on the "new sharing economy," as they described it, gathered at SXSW to talk about how this shift to sharing is changing the way we work and live together as a society. » Read more

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SXSW: It's all about sharing

SXSW has barely even begun, and two themes are clear. One is startups, which is well-covered. (BusinessWeek called it SXSW's fetish.) But the other is sharing. » Read more

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Neighbors helping NeighborGoods

First of all, I want to thank Jason for giving me the opportunity to post here. I'm a big fan of OpenSource.com and the community that's brewing here. Hopefully this won't be the last time you hear from me.

I'm writing today to ask for your help. We began a Kickstarter fundraising campaign for NeighborGoods this morning. We've already raised over 10% of our goal which is really amazing! With your help, we'll have no trouble raising the full amount.

Since we launched 6 months ago, » Read more

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Go fly a kite: Mapping the oil spill the open source way

Last month, as the mainstream press reported on the worsening environmental and economic crisis that is the British Petroleum spill in the Gulf Coast, I and a small group of DIY mappers flew down to New Orleans to coordinate a grassroots, citizen effort to map the spill. Instead of helicopters and satellites, we deployed a new generation of low-cost tools, including weather balloons and kites with cameras attached. » Read more

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Interview: Greg Stolze on Kickstarter, ransoming, and writing

We've posted here before about the Kickstarter process. So we thought we'd talk with one of its artists about going from traditional publishing to ransoming. » Read more

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Giving creative projects a community kickstart

The project was called Kind of Bloop. An 8-bit tribute to the Miles Davis masterpiece “Kind of Blue”. Yes, the same sound you remember from first-generation Nintendo games.

Re-imagining “Kind of Blue” was an idea Andy Baio always dreamed about. Baio is a journalist, programmer, and also the CTO of Kickstarter, a funding platform for creative projects.
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