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Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 26 2008 Open Sourced Bright Ideas and Micro Support Published by Nancy White at 8:02 am under Uncategorized , collaboration , creativity Via Emily Gertz’s tweet of a recent blog post of hers, I was led to Bright Idea Shade on Hopefully the open source values continue past their participation in Eyebeam work.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Someone buy me this poster

Mark Oehlert

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A Personal Learning Platform

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This presentation is for a personal learning platform and I want to advise ahead of time that I know this isn't something like expect you to buy or anything like that, it's just something I've been working on to try to explore a concept. It's open source.

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Lessons from the transformation of Washington Post since its acquisition by Jeff Bezos

Ross Dawson

I’m at the INMA conference in New York, where I gave the opening keynote yesterday morning on Creating the Future of News. The opening keynote on the second day was from Steve Hills, President of Washington Post, who spoke about the state of Washington Post since its acquisition in October 2013 by founder Jeff Bezos. They aim to build technology rather than buy it, and focus on open source where possible. .

the reality of missing out

Harold Jarche

When Tim Berners-Lee invented the Worldwide Web he made it free and open source, so others could build upon it. In the early days it was quite open with individuals sharing knowledge through blogging and collectively building knowledge with wikis, the largest being Wikipedia. First of all, I could not create a new account as Facebook insisted I re-open my old account which had never been deleted.

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. In Market intelligence that flows both ways , I describe one such approach, based on open source code, that doesn’t require locating your soul inside a giant personal data extraction business. It’s tabula rasa : wide open.

This kids, is why hallucinogenics and the internet don’t mix

George Siemens

I had to do a quick double take on this article (first, to determine if it was April 1, anywhere in the world): Evolution Unbound: Blackboard embraces open source. I’m not surprised that Blackboard is interested in openness. At the EDUCAUSE conference in October, they were clear that they wanted to partner with the open educational resources movement. At that point, Pearson had announced open class (look Ma, free LMS!). How do you respond to Open Class?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Tom and I disagree and then I kinda support his argument?

Mark Oehlert

Recently a fairly rare thing occurred and Tom Crawford an I disagreed about something - and it wasnt whos turn it was to buy the round - it was about my post on the Kindle. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Federal Government Distributed Learning Association (FGDLA) | Main | Learning Games at Wharton » December 04, 2007 Tom and I disagree and then I kinda support his argument?

The Great Trivializer

Doc Searls

A classic in literature, I learned on this Radio Open Source podcast , is a work that “can only be re-read.” For those who buy that notion, I commend The Rewatchables , a great podcast from The Ringer. Last night I watched The Great Hack a second time. It’s a great documentary, maybe even a classic. (A ” If that’s so, then perhaps a classic movie is one that can only be re-watched.*).

holistic technology

Harold Jarche

But gaming the system means buying into it. For example, the open source community is based on ensuring that code is transparent and is open to forking (changing the direction of development). I first came across the work of Ursula Franklin through her CBC Massey Lecture series on The Real World of Technology. Dr. Franklin died last week and I found this line from her obituary illuminating.

Online Newspaper Software

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Drupal & Hosted Drupal Newspapers Running on Drupal This is a demo site showcasing newspapers running on Drupal, a popular open source content management system. Note: you have to buy 'epostage' to send emails! Open Source Props Open source software available from Sourceforge ; PHP and MySQL; not updated since 2008.

Is the Blockchain Now Reaching a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The WEF report compared the blockchain to the Internet, noting that “Like the Internet, the blockchain is an open, global infrastructure upon which other technologies and applications can be built. The use of open standards and open source software made it much easier to send an e-mail or share information across disparate systems and institutions.

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Serverless Computing - An Innovative Approach to Software Development

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There’s also an open-source serverless platform, Apache OpenWhisk , on which IBM’s offerings are based, as well as those from other vendors. I n October of 2008, The Economist published a special report on a then relatively new, rapidly growing IT development, - cloud computing. In the lead article , technology editor Ludwig Siegele defined cloud computing by first giving a very succinct history of computing: “In the beginning computers were human.

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. Blockchain has inherent qualities that provide trust and security, but, to fulfill its promise, the core technology must be further developed using an open source governance model to make it deployable on a grand scale.”.

On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a suit

Harold Jarche

I can buy one of the best computers on the market and the richest person in the world is not able to get one that performs much better. The collaborative, networked enterprise saw its birth in open source software projects. Tweet What is so different about working online? Why do social media scare the sh*t out of many organizational decision-makers? As I wrote last year, working online is different : But it’s not about the technology.

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A Lexicon of Sustainability

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We asked people to develop a lexicon around food sources We started with the word ''sustainability''. People talk about GMOs as privatizing seeds, etc - vbut that didn''t happen here; he open-sourced the seeds. There''s an initiative to tag a fish so you know where and how it was sourced. They re-opened the pie shop, and the town began to grow again. Community Supported Agriculture'' (CSA) - is where they get a box of food every week that is locally sourced.

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A Symposium

Dave Snowden

It means NDA's and the like are not necessary, and there was buy into the idea that a network model might break away from the fierce competitive exclusivity that I have seen in the independent consultancy market since we tried (and in part failed) to create an open source movement around methods. I shared with my group my private ambition to buy a stone welsh farm, with its courtyard style outbuildings that over looks Porth Trecastell in Ynys Môn.

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

Doc Searls

Over on the ProjectVRM blog I make a long-form case for why Facebook buying WhatsApp for $19 billion dollars in cash and stock is a Good Thing. For example… Everything we buy and own can have a cloud of its own. Each will have its own open source operating systems (e.g. ” Then look at what Fred Wilson says about online advertising as a source of pollution. (He A lot of doors opened up yesterday.

Could Blockchain Prove to Be “The Next Big Thing”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

If you buy a sandwich at a deli, for example, several ledgers come into play. Blockchain is a distributed ledger database that uses a cryptographic network to provide a single source of truth. So are close collaborations among technology developers and users in order to get the architecture right, agree on open standards, develop open source platforms and set up governance processes embraced by all.

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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. And here is a running list of sources I’ve visited, so far: 500 Startups. Take a look at this chart : CryptoCurrency Market Capitalizations. As Neo said , Whoa.

Signposts for the Week Ending 9/10/10

Adaptive Path

However, he is still able to create artwork with the assistance of open-source eye-tracking software. Put some thought into what we buy, and what we throw away. TEMPT1, a street artist, was diagnosed with ALS in 2003. He’s lost the ability to move his arms and legs as well as speak, eat and breathe without life-support. A kind group of people have set up a Kickstarter project to raise money on his behalf to help pay for medical expenses.

MOOCs for Development - Day 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

classes from all over the world - but do they develop the kind of courses specifically targeted to these workers - MOOCs can play a part - the open market concept which aims to break the monopoly on education - broadcast of learning not enough, we need local support - mentors, facilitators, even teachers - eg. is the authorship open or closed - do you want hosted or unhosted etc Maureen McClure - Uni Pittsburgh - who owns development?

learn like a gamer

Harold Jarche

We buy new ones every few years. They might set up their own online community using open source software and their own servers. Learning is the new literacy. Personal computers are just one example. Operating systems change. Programs change, get replaced, or become obsolete. But we often continue with the same habits until something goes wrong. Few us do the equivalent of ‘looking under the hood’.

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Making Software, Making Money

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And not so far as when he says that open source does not work. I hate to be the one to state the obvious, but: the fact that open source didn't work for Dave Tosh doesn't mean that open source doesn't work. He writes, Having worked on a true open source project for more than three years I am now more convinced than ever that the open source model does not work. LiveJournal, which has been around for ages (and open source, too).

Why Copyright?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Point form notes from Michael Geist's talk this morning in Ottawa. Why has copyright become a 'cool' issue?

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Love the low end

Harold Jarche

We don’t go for expensive office space and many of us use open source software or free web applications. We’ll buy something when it makes solid business sense. As freelancers and contract workers become more of the norm, forget about selling high-end stuff that larger businesses used to buy.

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Mind Hacks

You can buy it from websites. Not really into kickstarters but this looks cool: open-source Arduino-compatible 8-channel EEG platform. Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Beware the enthusiasm for ‘ neuroeducation ’ says Steven Rose in Times Higher Education. Lots of studies use oxytocin nasal sprays. Neuroskeptic asks does it even reach the brain?

The Rise of Vendor Relationship Management

John Hagel

Most of us think of markets in conventional terms – it is about vendors seeking out customers and persuading them to buy more of their products and services. The few development efforts that ProjectVRM has led itself are all open source to minimize intellectual property barriers and to encourage others to build on the software.  Our world is being turned upside down by the Big Shift.

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TTI Vanguard Conference Notes - 7

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Firefox, another really successful open source project. Open sources is a success, we all know that, it's nothing new. But how does open source software development work? Almost every open source project uses peer review. What github does is allow your entire open source development is open? Started out in the formal model, now a very dynamic open source project. It started with open source.

ePublishing business models

David Weinberger

The opening session is on business models for supporting the webification of the educational system. While there are many wonderful things about crowd-sourcing, he says, “I’m in favor of expertise. E.g., that humans are responsible for climate change is not in doubt, should not be presented as if it were in doubt, and should not be crowd-sourced, he says. buy anything. I’m at an education conference put on by CET in Tel Aviv.

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Thoughts on privacy

Doc Searls

White opens with this sentence: “On any person who desires such queer prizes, New York will bestow the gift of loneliness and the gift of privacy.” Or we buy our music and e-books from Amazon, which keeps records of what we own and allows downloading to a Kindle, computer, or phone. There is already an open source code base and a language for “ personal clouds ” and “pclouds” for everything you can name in the Internet of Things.


Harold Jarche

For example, I looked at the emerging practice of commons-based peer production , such as open source software projects, with this perspective and saw that this democratization of work: Extends each individual’s reach worldwide. Retrieves the barter system or the bazaar – (I can set my own rules for buying & selling).

Shifting Identities - From Consumer to Networked Creator

John Hagel

  Whether we look at the resurgence of crafts and hot rod cars, the rise of the “maker” movement, body hacking, social media or open source software, we find people who are investing more and more time and energy in the creation of things they are passionate about.  Many of us felt a deep seated need to achieve our potential, not by buying even more, but by discovering and developing our unique talents. Who are you? 

Friday’s Finds #189

Harold Jarche

O’Reilly Radar : GitHub gains new prominence as the use of open source within governments grows. The best ever review of standing desks why and what to buy from Wirecutter. Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared via social media during the past fortnight. My Friday’s Finds are a collection of what I have found of interest but have not blogged about. I have been curating these collections for several years, this one is the 189th.

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. Open, collaborative approaches have been successfully applied to the development of some of the most consequential, disruptive initiatives of the past few decades, like the World Wide Web and Linux.

We are more than what we eat

Doc Searls

Eating isn’t a bad metaphor for what we do with the products we buy. Here’s what I wrote for my chapter of Open Sources 2.0: This is a profoundly human condition in any case, but it is an especially important aspect of the open source value system. The sign above points to the toilets of the cafeteria at the Musée de l’Armée in Paris. The Kid and I were at the museum a couple days ago, and he spotted the sign, insisting I shoot it.

Tinkering and Playing with Knowledge

Nancy White

Be open to criticism. Brown talks about a networked world as an open source world that facilitates this tinkering. The fact that you’re forbidden from opening a box, that some software companies insist that you’re just renting their products, and that hardware makers intentionally cripple their devices, is a challenge to hackers and tinkerers. Open source. The word “tinkering&# keeps coming up to my radar screen, and it makes me happy.

Learning in times of economic meltdown

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

The challenge for organizations is to use smart delivery, to replace classes with technology, to embrace open source, and perhaps to adopt a software-as-a-service model. Inge captured some points that didn’t make it into my notes, among them: more emphasis on open source/open resources; shift in company ethics, durable (energy) solutions; equiping people to manage the recession => that would be a business worth investing in.


Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Online: I'm generally happy to give talks online, especially if the conferences are free or inexpensive and open, and especially if they're organized by students or non-profit groups. My papers are not (and mostly never will be) the sort of paper where I buy or build some technology and then try it out on a class of students and then study the results. It gets better and better over the years and I'm always trying to share it (it was approved as open source a number of years ago).

gamers, artists, and citizens

Harold Jarche

We buy new ones every few years. They might set up their own online community using open source software and their own servers. Gamers. Learning is the new literacy. Personal computers are just one example. Operating systems change. Programs change, get replaced, or become obsolete. But we often continue with the same habits until something goes wrong. Few of us do the equivalent of ‘looking under the hood’.

[berkman] Piracy in developing countries

David Weinberger

Q: Do people have a reason to buy legal works for anything except fear of enforcement? People buy legal works only for other reasons. What’s the source of open source platforms here? Most govts have no demonstrated any consistent open source adoption strategy. If you’re an open sw advocate, piracy is a real problem [because it lets countries use Microsoft for free].

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Napster, Udacity, and the Academy

Clay Shirky

Who would listen to an MP3 when they could buy a better-sounding CD at the record store? Higher education is now being disrupted; our MP3 is the massive open online course (or MOOC), and our Napster is Udacity, the education startup. A massive open online class is usually a series of video lectures with associated written materials and self-scoring tests, open to anyone. Open systems are open.

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Saving the Internet—and all the commons it makes possible

Doc Searls

As a source of abundance, the Internet’s closest equal is the periodic table. This is one way what Yochai Benkler calls Commons Based Peer Production on the Internet is both easy and rampant, giving us, among many other things, both the free software and open source movements in code development and sharing, plus the Internet and the Web. Sources. This is the Ostrom Memorial Lecture I gave on 9 October of last year for the Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University.