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Open Thread Thursday: Google Living Stories

Yesterday The Guardian reported on Living Stories, a Google Labs project tested over the last few months with the help of the New York Times and the Washington Post. Now they're turning it over to the open source community.

We've all heard that the face of journalism is changing. We've seen it with the massive losses of small-town papers and struggles of even larger publications. And so everyone in the industry has their eyes on what's next. » Read more

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Open music: is it viable?

"Open source is a good idea, but no one uses it in the real world." "We can't risk our business on open source--where are the major players?" "We need to know it can work." If you've worked in the IT industry for the past ten years or so, you can remember similar quotes. » Read more

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What if politicians innovated the open source way?

In the discussions around some of my previous articles, I've noticed a trend: we seem to be focusing on cultural changes that need to be made for the open source way to be effective in contexts beyond technology. » Read more

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Amplifying creativity and business performance with open source

If we want to master creativity, we must first understand and obey its nature. And that's a tall order when most of our policies, laws, investments, business norms, and even our educational system actually works against it.

My father was a scientist, and when I was a boy I asked him, “What's the most important thing you know about science?” And his response was a quote from Francis Bacon: “Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.” » Read more

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Open Thread Thursday: Patients like me

Check out patientslikeme.com. It's an online community that encourages you to share your healthcare experiences. And rather than a privacy policy, like most sites have, they have an "Openness Philosophy" page instead. You can view user comments on specific drugs or treatments that patients used for a variety of symptoms, illnesses and diseases. Communities exist for specific illnesses, like HIV/AIDs and Multiple Sclerosis. » Read more

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Open source embroidery

The Museum of Craft & Folk Art in San Francisco recently hosted an Open Source Embroidery exhibit. The program, which ran from October 2009 to January 2010, was curated by Ele Carpenter, an independent curator and researcher based in Northeast Sweden and the UK. » Read more

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Share your open source stories

If you're interested in writing for opensource.com, you'll need to register with the site and complete your profile, biography, and add your picture. Then contact the moderator of the most appropriate channel (Business, Education, Government, Law, or Life) through the contact form. You can submit a topic idea or a draft. If you're not sure which channel is best, use the category "Share your open source story."

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Open Source + Independent Studies

You have an open source project. You discover something that it would be really awesome to have added to your project, but you can't justify bumping it up the priority queue. It clearly has a bit of core CS theory in it, a bit of old-skool hacking, and the end product will add some real value to your project (and possibly the lives of thousands of people). How do you get a college student to take this on as an independent study project? » Read more

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Bring back the open source beer project

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Dear Flying Dog,

I know that you've moved from your cozy spot in Denver, Colorado to Frederick, Maryland, but you've had time to settle in. It's time for you to revitalize the Open Source Beer Project.  Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to try the Wild Dog Collaborator Dopplebock (love the name by the way). But where is version 1.1? What's on tap for the next beer collaboration project? » Read more

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Promoting free software license understanding and compliance: the International FOSS Law Review

Last Thursday the International Free and Open Source Software Law Review (IFOSS L. Rev.) released its second issue on-line in HTML and PDF format. This was not on the front of Slashdot or The Register, but it was one of the more significant developments so far this year in Free Software governance.  IFOSS L. Rev. » Read more

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