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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: 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

Poll: Google, Motorola, and patents

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

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Poll: Open source implantable medical devices

Karen Sandler , Executive Director of the Gnome Foundation, recently gave a talk at OSCON 2011 explaining why free software is critical on...Read more

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

Poll: Why hasn't patent reform become a bigger political issue?

With a recent op-ed in the Economist and a segment on NPR's Planet Money , it seems as if an awareness of the high cost of the outmoded, traditional...Read more

Why hasn't patent reform (especially for software) become a bigger political issue before now?

With a recent op-ed in the Economist and a segment on NPR's Planet Money , it seems as if an awareness of the high cost of the outmoded, traditional patent system is finally creeping into the mainstream.Read more