publishing

Astute readers will have noticed that we’ve begun publishing our "Open Voices" eBooks in the ePub format. Now, some of our best essays and interviews are available as lightweight and portable files, and can be read on any electronic reading device that supports this open standard. And who better to... Read more
43 comments Posted 6 Aug 2013 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Crowdfunding
Last month, this site featured an article about the startup I work for, Unglue.it. Briefly, we think more books should be available to the world under Creative Commons licenses, and we think authors and publishers should be paid for their work. We're doing this through a crowdfunding model: raise... Read more
0 comments Posted 24 Jul 2012 by Andromeda Yelton Feed
How would you reboot American government?
In 2008, representatives of the Personal Democracy Forum sent dozens of writers, pundits, politicians, entrepreneurs, researchers, and think-tankers the following prompt:
1 comment Posted 3 Jul 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
New Media Commons white paper examines future of transparency in peer review
The always-insightful Alex Reid has penned an essay "on the question of open peer review," which examines a draft white paper posted to Media Commons last week.
0 comments Posted 28 Jun 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
books of different color
Think of a book you absolutely love. Now imagine being able to share a copy of that book with anyone, anywhere, as quickly and easily as you can send an email. Normally, this just wouldn't be possible. Chances are, your favorite book hasn't even been digitized. And if it has, copyright... Read more
8 comments Posted 14 Jun 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
protests demand open access to academic research
Last week, Winston Hide committed what he called "a toxic career move." Hide, an associate professor of bioinformatics and computational biology at the Harvard School of Public Health, publicly resigned from the editorial board of Genomics, an influential journal in his field.
4 comments Posted 24 May 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed
Incredible work comes out of open source communities. But communities far removed from the world of software development often thrive following the same principles.   Openness. Sharing. Collaboration. Transparency. Meritocracy. A common purpose. Following are nine stories from nine very different... Read more
2 comments Posted 17 Jan 2011 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
Several years back, I sought one rather elusive cookbook. I first spotted The Use-It-Up Cookbook (A Guide for Minimizing Food Waste) in a used bookshop during a weekend getaway in Seattle. At $8.00, the price was right, but my suitcase had a serious lack of room for additional purchases. I... Read more
0 comments Posted 20 Dec 2010 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
This is an introduction to open access (OA) for those who are new to the concept. It doesn't cover every nuance or answer every objection, but it should cover enough territory to prevent the misunderstandings that delayed progress in our early days.
0 comments Posted 15 Nov 2010 by Peter Suber Feed
This is the second part of a two-part series examining an open source publishing project--an art book--as a fund-raising effort. If you missed it, you might want to catch the first half in our archives. Publishing Print-on-demand self-publishing companies abound. The trouble with most of them--if... Read more
0 comments Posted 11 Oct 2010 by Beverly Pearl Feed

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