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Harvard Library adopts LibraryCloud

David Weinberger

To the Harvard community and beyond, LibraryCloud provides open APIs to access tons of metadata gathered by Harvard Library. Over time, the Lab built an initial version of LibraryCloud primarily with Harvard data, but with scads of data from non-Harvard sources. It’s open source code [ documentation ]. years ago.

[berkman] Karim Lakhani on disclosure policies and innovation

David Weinberger

Karim Lakhani of Harvard Business School (and a Berkman associate, and a member of the Harvard Institute for Quantititative Social Science ) is giving a talk called “How disclosure policies impact search in open innovation, atopic he has researched with Kevin Boudreau of the London Business School. E.g., open source software.

a new business ideology

Harold Jarche

Businesses that are open, transparent, and cooperative are more resilient because they rely on people, not processes. “Ideas lead technology.

“I will never stop learning”

Harold Jarche

I am more motivated by impact than money, and I know that Open Source is one of the most powerful ideas of our generation. Which is it?

The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The wide adoption of the Internet in the 1990s led not only to online banking, but paved the way for e-commerce. . Rapid Change/Many Suppliers.

Open, Collaborative Trust Frameworks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

ID³ , - the Institute for Institutional Innovation by Data Driven Design, - is a new multidisciplinary non-profit institution formed to develop architectural frameworks, open source software and educational content for the protection, sharing and monetization of sensitive data. I just joined its Board of Directors.

A grain of sand: Innovation diffusion

Dave Snowden

What principles should we adopt. All methods are open source and there is other material to explore on the site. Introduction.

The OER Debate, In Full

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Day One Debate introduction Moderator Wayne Mackintosh The concept of Open Education Resources (OER) is firmly based on the educational value of sharing knowledge. A key issue in the open education arena is whether OER should favour commercial use. On June 8, 1999 I released the Open Publication License. Let me explain further.

Places and People that Use The No Asshole Rule

Bob Sutton

  A reporter asked me a couple years back, “ The No Asshole Rule is fun to talk about, but does anyone ever actually use it?”  Miller said.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Existing Adoption At the very start I asked the audience for examples of where they were currently using these tools as part of learning solutions. I discussed the fact that there was a common Adoption Pattern that went from personal adoption to work groups to organization. Then, maybe open it up to subject matter experts.

Is it too late to save the Net from the carriers?

Doc Searls

Do you believe a free and open market should be “Your choice of walled garden” or “Your choice of silo”? Be afraid.

[berkman] Yochai Benkler on his new book

David Weinberger

” The former 70% opened cooperatively and kept cooperating through the 7 rounds. The latter opened at 30% cooperative. Community policing has been widely adopted because it’s generally successful. I said that maybe there should information in your office about how to contribute more openly. Missing points.

[dpla] second session

David Weinberger

We agree on interoperability and open metadata. She encourages us to adopt the Europeana Data Model. Share our source code. We need open access to metadata. Ten million books are available from a commercial source, and 2M that are public (at Aggregating content as an trusted source.

Global Science Excellence in Canada

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Ron Rogge advocates for constancy in government policy. The suggestion that DARPA’s economic impact be measured by its revenues would be considered ludicrous by any expert on R & D policy, anywhere in the world," he writes. Consider openness, for example. In other words, the data should be Open." The answer is design.

An opportunity for the AP

Doc Searls

You can read about it in “ Associated Press to build news registry to protect content “, a press release that manages to half-conceal some constructive open source possibilities within a pile of prose that seems mostly to be about locking down content and tracking down violators of AP usage policies. And adopt.

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

and Apple or from specialized content sources such as national Geographic. Oehlert, 2006) Ands we can see learning management systems such as Desire2Learn adopt the same approach to design, creating personalized course home pages out of a set of associated widgets. In this essay I offer a renewal of those predictions. Why? "We Web 2.0

A Labor Day Manifesto for a New World

John Hagel

  Some have adopted the label of pro-amateurs (or “pro-ams”), popularized by Charles Leadbeater, but this label typically refers to amateurs who adopt and pursue professional standards in their pursuit of their passion.    It is being driven by long-term changes in our technology and public policy infrastructures.

[liveblog] International Conf. of Univ. Libs: Morning talks

David Weinberger

We have to better understand and promote Open Access. Publishing is expensive, leading to more emphasis on Open Access. The adoption rates are accelerating. Fernando covers the the concept of openness, which he sees as a cultural change. Open Source. Open Hardware. Open Education. Open Data.

TTI Vanguard Conference Notes - 3

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Discussion of Microsoft vis-a-vis Facebook, whether people use Sharepoint, its relation to open source, etc.) Brian Behlendorf, Apache Software Foundation Peer Production and Public Policy Talking about trying to encourage government and the private sector to work together to solve some of the big problems of the world.

Learning in times of economic meltdown

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

At Online Educa Berlin last month, I hosted a small discussion on Learning in Times of Economic Meltdown. Things will never be the same.

[berkman] Piracy in developing countries

David Weinberger

The structure of policymaking: The primary role of the RIAA is to filter info about piracy into the US Trade Representatives and other policy-making organizations, through the IIPA. Our goal is to encourage developing cvountries to ssert more control over their IP policies and enforcement in order to enrich their own culture.

Platform for the Revolution

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

But in any case, numerous solutions and policy points have been advocated. People working against this have proposed reforms such as those adopted by Chile, while slow down this global movement of money. Come back for the next post and we will." This “I asked a girl and she didn’t know” dodge is as old as the hills. After their U.S.


Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In response to a discussion list post, in which I called IEEE's policy of charging fees for standards a 'scam'. I am aware of the discussion on this list and elsewhere about the open publication of IEEE documents. However, open publishing is a bit different from open source. It is to create and publicize standards.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: GIO 3.0 - The 2007 Global Innovation Outlook

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

However, in an increasingly open, collaborative, multi-disciplinary, global, - and unpredictable world, this is clearly no longer enough.

Cyberlearning (ahem)

Clark Quinn

Society has a vested interest in an open playing field. Adopt programs and policies to promote open educational resources. Open API’s, open source, and open education. A high-powered panel assembled by the NSF has reported on The Cyberlearning Opportunity and Challenge. Yuck!).

Why do we care about some things and not others? | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

It’s an open-source volleyball tournament, occasioned by the holidays. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan. Video.

How Beautiful it is, and How Easily it can be Broken : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

I spent much of our interview asking them how they were able to achieve their successes, and what accounted for the broad and deep adoption of 2.0 Luckily, almost every time this concern comes up there’s an executive in the room who’s adopted 2.0 deployment. Shawn and Chris did an amazing job. at LM in general. to succeed.

[berkman] John Wilbanks on making science generative

David Weinberger

To open up data, you need incentives and infrastructure if you’re going to make it useful to others. To open up tools, we’re talking about physical stuff, e.g., recombinant DNA. “The resistance is almost fractal,&# he says, at each level of opening up these materials. A: Making data legally open is easy.

The Enterprise 2.0 Recovery Plan

Andy McAfee

They do require users to adopt a particular philosophy about sharing information and interacting with each other, and this philosophy can seem strange at first. 4) There be few initial rules or policy statements beyond ‘use your judgment’ and ‘highlight any behavior you find inappropriate.’ Which will be duds?

What Is Left?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And it leaves the left open to a straw man attack, that it is not concerned with the rights of the individual, which is simply false. When the right adopted the mechanism of the democratic vote (supplanted by influence-generating systems to sway voters) the left also adopted the mechanisms of political parties and propaganda.

Three Mantras

Andy McAfee

Because management academics have been studying open source software communities for a while now, I stopped being surprised a few years back when I heard about technically-oriented young men (nerds) around the world organizing themselves to write complex pieces of code. They would work as much or as little as they wanted. link].