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Poll: Should information generated from government funded projects be publicly available?

Should any and all information generated with government funding be publicly ava
What do you think? Does the information paid for by taxes in a democracy belong to the people who helped pay for it? Or maybe governments have a...Read more

Do you think every major city and airport should have free wifi?

Open wifi
Whether you travel often or just occasionally, paying for wireless is something many of us face. Whether it's at airports or hotels, many people opt to use a free network first. Some cities and airports are starting to provide free wireless to the public. Is this a new trend? Are the days of paying for wireless access coming to an end? Let us know what you think.Read more

Poll: Should every city and airport have free wifi?

Open wifi
Whether you travel often or just occasionally, paying for wireless is something many of us face. Whether it's at airports or hotels, many people opt...Read more

Poll: Have you used MIT OpenCourseWare?

Open education and MIT OpenCourseWare
The decision by the MIT faculty in 2001 to allow anyone to use their course content was a groundbreaking move, one that has opened education...Read more

Have you used any MIT OpenCourseWare? If so, what resources have you found most valuable?

Open education and MIT OpenCourseWare
The decision by the MIT faculty in 2001 to allow anyone to use their course content was a groundbreaking move, one that has opened education profoundly. Since then, an estimated 100 million individuals have accessed MIT's resources.Read more

Poll: Google, Motorola, and patents

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Do you think Google is buying Motorola for their patent portfolio?

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Should people have the right to examine the source code of medical devices implanted in their bodies?

Karen Sandler , Executive Director of the Gnome Foundation, recently gave a talk at OSCON 2011 explaining why free software is critical on implantable medical devices. (Sandler has a defibrillator.) She's wants the FDA to collect and examine the source code used in such devices, and make the code publicly available. Should people have the right to examine the source code of medical devices implanted in their bodies?Read more