[nextweb] The Open Source Bank of Brewster

David Weinberger

Brewster wants to show us how to build on free and open software. Stahlman tried to keep the open code feature-compatible, but it couldn’t be done. Open Source doesn’t work well there. “It pulls it out of the market, like stamping software as Open Source.”

The Productivity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Economic growth has two main components, productivity growth and the growth of the labor force. I ncreasing productivity is thus more crucial than ever to promote economic growth. From 1987 to 2004 US labor productivity grew at a 2.1% rate between 2004 and 2014.

UX I/O: Prototyping Interactive Objects Workshop

Adaptive Path

Hui are teaching this workshop July 19-20, 2014 at our Design Studio on Pier 1 next to the Ferry Building. This workshop is designed to give people with absolutely no coding skills a kick-start in open source technologies.

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I want to talk to you about the concept of free, the concept of open learning, the concept of networked learning in a networked world and the concept of the institution. I''m one of the people that had a significant hand in designing the original concept of the Massive Open Online Course.

Enterprise knowledge sharing requires trusted relationships

Harold Jarche

As the economy gets more networked, open organizations are becoming a necessity. Products are becoming services, as we can see with web apps, software, and even books. This is why online collaboration tools were first developed by the open source software movement.

Earth to Mozilla: Come back home

Doc Searls

That last item — an extensive bill of particulars — featured this sidebar: The link goes to An Open Letter to the Mozilla Corporation. In July, Justin Scott , then a Product Manager at Mozilla Labs , vetted A User Personalization Proposal for Firefox.

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Not all innovation is disruptive

Harold Jarche

Non-consumers – lack ability or the wealth for current service / products. Usually, the products/services for the Non-consumer market are relatively simple and affordable and make it easier for the customers to do something that they could not do before, or was much too difficult or costly.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These were designed originally by organizations such as the Open University, in Britain, and Canada''s Athabasca University. Open Education Resources Alongside the development of educational technologies is an equally important movement to support open educational resources. This movement predates the development of the world wide web in 1994, as seen for example in the Gutenberg Project, an open access archive of public domain works of classic literature.

A New Data Deal, starting today

Doc Searls

I’ll be at both, and giving the opening keynote tomorrow. They explain: The Respect Network is a collaboration of over 70 companies and open source projects from around the world who share this commitment: On the Respect Network, every member owns his/her private cloud and cloud name (your =name) that is completely portable for life and not dependent on any single CSP (cloud service provider).

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[liveblog] CV Harquail on generative business

David Weinberger

If you’re a systems thinker, you think about generativity as the source of emergence. Generative practices come from: Open Source. Generative practices with products include building products that help others, or that are generate when used. Also, consider enabling co-creating by opening up some APIs. Community Sourced Capital : a kickstarter within your community), matchmaking, upcycling (take stuff we throw away and turn it into value.

[siu] Panel: Capturing the research lifecycle

David Weinberger

Six men from six companies give brief overviews of their products. Center for Open Science , which sounds great. [ ” This can easily double R&D productivity “because you stop missing those false negatives.” Open source communities are better at collaborating than most academic research communities are. The principles of open source can be applied to private projects as well.

Beyond Assessment ? Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I did a talk just downstairs on open content. This addresses the specific question of assessment in open learning and in informal learning. Is open online learning or the MOOC, the massive open online course, or informal learning in general doing the sort of thing that we need? Nonetheless, MOOCs and open online learning generally are shifting the definition of education away from its historical roots to a skills based, instrumentally defined enterprise ??

Facebook + WhatsApp means it’s time to double down on new investments

Doc Searls

Each will have its own open source operating systems (e.g. Rather than target users with ads — an approach they had grown to dislike during their time at Yahoo — they chose the opposite tack and charged a dollar for a product that is based on knowing as little about you as possible. ” Then look at what Fred Wilson says about online advertising as a source of pollution. (He A lot of doors opened up yesterday.

Workshop on Mass Collaboration - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Recent mass phenomena: Wikipedia, tagging, blogging, Scratch, massive open online courses and connectivism, citizen science, maker-space Who is creating these? But we need frames of reference on MOOCs: many of them are looked at by econonomic (scale, productivity, cost) and technology perspectives. So - what are the open issues. - So the most productive activity took place at the middle level. This created productive heterogeneity.

Giant Christmas Eve Used Tab Closing Sale

Doc Searls

Evolution Going Great, Reports Trilobite | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source. Product Categories Collectibles – Fybush Media. About the program | Open Technology Fund. adblock plus open source code – Google Search. 2014 UK Consumer Data Privacy Study: Consumer Privacy Edition from TRUSTe. RIAA 2014 Mid Year shipments memo and 2 yr table Final – 1806D32F-B3DD-19D3-70A4-4C31C0217836.pdf.

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Olga Slivko Is there a peer effect in knowledge generation in productive online communities? And social ties matter for engagement into open source software development projects, online music, and video gaming networks. It''s this convergence of DIY with open source software and electronics. Tool used: test classification framework (all open source tools

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Three

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These have technical equivalents ranging from linear MOOCs to big data to brainstorming through to discussion forums, open source and discussion and e-voting. Overall, there was a low level of interaction between the tables - sometimes highlights were presented (by the opinion leaders) and participants had no input in the production of the final report.

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Then in the 1990s, the open Internet protocol, - TCP/IP , - was widely embraced by the general IT marketplace, making it possible to interconnect systems and applications from any vendors. Transformational innovations don’t always play out as originally envisioned.

What’s wrong with bots is they’re not ours

Doc Searls

So at this point Mark seemed to be talking about a new communication channel that could relieve the typical pains of being a customer while also opening the floodgates of demand notifying supply when it’s ready to buy. It’s tabula rasa : wide open.

The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Everyone was using the same standards, including open source implementations of key protocols. These collaborations have led to the creation of standards, open source software and governance processes embraced by all participants.

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Why Blockchains Could Transform How the Economy Works

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, when electric motors were first developed in the late 19th century, they were deployed to replace big steam engines as a source of power. Everyone was using the same standards, including open source implementations of key protocols.

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On cryptocurrencies, blockchain and all that

Doc Searls

It was released as open-source software in 2009. “An open-source, public, blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract (scripting) functionality, which facilitates online contractual agreements.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 3-14, 2012 Open Content Licensing for Educators (#OCL4Ed), organized by the OER Foundation, offered online. link] December 4-6, 2012 International Symposium on Open, Distance, and e-Learning (ISODEL), Bali, Indonesia. Clayton R.

Giant Snow Fail Link Sale

Doc Searls

” Same goes for open tabs. Year-End Reading Roundup: 2014 Edition ? Radio Open Source: Kick Off Year Two by Open Source Media — Kickstarter. Products-as-Platforms Is Not a Marketing Gimmick – HBR. New E-Toilet To Revolutionize Online S g | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source. “Long live the open Internet”: Cluetrain authors offer an updated guide to the Web | BetaBoston.

Live blogging Studio 20?s Open Studio at NYU

Doc Searls

Open Studio was the name of the event. PDP 1) Platform 2) Open Source Tools 3) Photo/Video/Audio Editing software 4) Data Visualizations. Much higher than industry average open rates. Key: production process that takes multiple platform into account simultaneously.

Open Learning, Open Networks

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Open online learning entered the mainstream with the growth and popularity of MOOCs, but while interest in open online courses has never been greater MOOCs represent only the first step in a broader open learning infrastructure. Preliminaries: Openness Downtown Syracuse.

Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

high cost; or campus access in central lab - open couyrses, MOOCs, highly distributed hardware - LabVIEW crosses these two envirnments Centralized lab: eg., matterhorn open source lecture capture - object information is lost Object-based - object remains intact, can be searched, etc - but you need dedicated recording and replay software - eg.