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Diaspora slowly becoming a community-run project, but is it too late?

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We've followed Diaspora for a while now, since its beginning when it was the largest project Kickstarter had seen and was being called "the Facebook killer." Two years later, the "open source social network" is becoming more open by turning into a community-run project, and the Diaspora team is launching a new project, Makr.io

Last week, joindiaspora.com, the way to sign up for the social network, which was previously invitation-only, was opened to the public. The Diaspora team then opened its Pivotal Tracker for community developer participation and redesigned their home page to better reflect the community. » Read more

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Open source creates a more compassionate global education

Open source creates a more compassionate global education

Rock legend Roger Waters, of Pink Floyd fame has asked many interesting questions (in song). This one (posted on his website) might be one you don’t expect: “Will the technologies of communication in our culture, serve to enlighten us and help us to understand one another better, or will they deceive us and keep us apart?”

Will educators, parents, and children view free and open source as a way to create a kinder, sharing, and cooperative relationships with one another in the United States and around the world? » Read more

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ACOs and Moneyball medicine part II: A new era of Network Science in health care

ACOs and Moneyball medicine part II: A new era of Network Science in health care

Dave Chase (@chasedave), CEO of Avado, spoke at the Collaborative Health Consortium's weekly Pilots and Collaborations call last Friday.

Dave led with the quote from Dr. Josh Umbehr: » Read more

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Managing beyond the organizational hierarchy with communities and social networks at Electronic Arts

Managing beyond the organizational hierarchy with communities and social network

How do you manage a very large, very complex organization that is geographically disbursed in many different countries around the world? You already know that the outdated hierarchal organizational structure won’t work and if you are like many companies you are probably beginning to realize that the matrix type structure (where each employee reports to both a task manager and a resource manager) has its own limitations.  Electronic Arts (EA) established cross-company virtual communities that provide the benefits of coordinated decision making while preserving the independence required for creativity and innovation.  These communities are supported by a unique governance structure and a fun and engaging technology platform. » Read more

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