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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 mandiberg.com. Hopefully the open source values continue past their participation in Eyebeam work.

More Open

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

[ source ] "We should pause and ask the question," says David Wiley, "is more open always better?" I don't keep my house open for just anyone to drop by. So no, more open is not always better. He writes: But open is not the star of the show.

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“…inspired by the Cynefin framework”

Dave Snowden

He drove the production of this, taking my content when I finished it (nearly always late) and making it into the book you now have before you.

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 Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos. They need to think like a digital product company, as that’s the competition.

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?

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.

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. In the early years of the IT industry, the proprietary products of different IT vendors did not work well with each other. 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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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.”.

Change in Education and What Needs to be Done

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The emphasis will be on helping students manage products and create cooperatively. Already, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have enrolled cohorts of tens of thousands of people.

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.

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. They do that to maximize consumption while minimizing production by those customers. But meanwhile this asymmetrical provisioning prevents production at your end. Sources.

The Rise of Vendor Relationship Management

John Hagel

They are able to access more and more information about products and vendors and to more readily switch from one vendor to another in a world of expanding choice.  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. Our world is being turned upside down by the Big Shift.

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Love the low end

Harold Jarche

manufacturing production & administration workers in 2007 ( StatsCan ). 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. If you’re offering business products or software as a service, you had better have a low end version that does the basic job.

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Why Copyright?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Reasons: Advocacy - people organizing themselves online - facebook groups - twitter campaigns, etc - examples Government 2.0 - 2001 copyright consutation - 600 responses was huge - today - British - "Ask the PM" - other forms of interacting with public - government blogs, government Facebook accounts Our Digital Future - Iron Sky - amateur production - alternativ funding - Flickr and other content uploading - Facebook - Culture - eg.

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Tetrads

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).

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. They evolved following the needs of the economy, at first keeping track of the products of farming…The substitution of signs for tokens was the first step toward writing.”

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).

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.

We are more than what we eat

Doc Searls

Eating isn’t a bad metaphor for what we do with the products we buy. Writing is production, not consumption. 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. Their products were articles, books, essays, columns, or (if we needed to be a bit more general), editorial.

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. They will continue selling products.

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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.

Plans

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).

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.

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? 

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

But it was brilliantly engineered; I learned tons by digging through the source, learning how all the Javascript worked, and adapting it for my own purposes. I also took a massive open email course (MOEC?) MERLOT was started in 1997 and opened up in 2000.

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. People have become the primary means of production; it’s time to give the people functions in organizations equal standing with finance, sales, and production. In many cases we now buy a complete package from which we only use a small percentage, because only this content is of interest to us.

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.

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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[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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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. In the fifties, if you wanted to buy a toaster, you only had a few practical choices. Now you shop on the Internet, and you can buy from anywhere on the planet.

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What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

We rely on colleagues and social networks to separate the signal from the noise; their advice makes our experiential learning productive. McKinsey & Company reports that implementing social business creates: Improved business performance (profit, productivity, margins, etc). Some schools are comfortable encouraging students, faculty, and adminstratoin to use consumer apps on the open web. What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks.

David Weinberger - Untitled Article

David Weinberger

So, Echo Nest is working on open content API’s. If the artist is comfortable with more open models, Echo Nest makes the content available to developers. On the cultural analysis side, it’s highly customized, uses some open source (SOLR, Lucene), web crawlers. Open API is for noncomercial use. But that will change the model: A user’s interaction with a track on Pandora is worth much less to an artist than the user buying a CD.

Global Science Excellence in Canada

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Tanya Roussy says we should stop trying to buy talent and instead try to develop it. " An innovative private sector is critical to translate Canada’s high-quality knowledge production into marketable products that bring productivity gains and deliver commercial solutions to various industries." And without this investment, no amount of government intervention can buy an innovation society. Sean Elliott calls on science to buy locally. "If

OER Business Models - A Debate

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A whole suite of products beyond the textbook. Lisa Petrides - IKSME Our mission is about maximizing all of these open access tools that enable breakthroughs in teaching and learning. The business model is based on helping faculty make the transition from commercial to open textbooks. All the content is CC-licensed content, and the platform is open source as well. It''s very much of a Linux model - the content itself should forever be free and open.

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[berkman] Clay Shirky on the future of news

David Weinberger

Social/peer production where people get together and do it. #3 Open source. “The Internet makes all commercial models of journalism harder to sustain…and social models much, much easier to sustain.&# “We’re seeing a re-balancing of the landscape&# where all three of these modes of production will be operating. “I believe that newspapers are irreplaceable in their production of accountability journalism.&#

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[aspen][2b2k] Ideo’s Tim Brown

David Weinberger

Tim Brown of Ideo is opening his Aspen Ideas Festival talk with a slide presentation called “From Newton to Design” He says he’s early in thinking it through. The great thing about designing simple products is that you can know almost everything about them: who made them, who they’re for, how they were produced, etc. But as products get more complicated, it gets harder even for a team of designers to really understand what’s going on.

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Sustainability and MOOCs in Historical Perspective

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We're going to talk about the factors that led to the development of the Massive Open Online Course and Connectivism and the new phenomena in learning today. But, a few preliminaries before I start the talk, because it's all about open education. :) This presentation is available now at that website. One model where the company, and Blackboard began this way, would post all of the technology on their site, and you would buy the service from them. Openness.

Learnings from the Browser Wars

Doc Searls

Heavy with portent, the headlines tromp across the pages (cue the Death Star music — dum dum dum, dum da dum, dum da dummm)… “MICROSOFT TAKES WAR TO THE NET: Software giant plots defensive course based on openness&#. The “veiled threat&# was Bill’s opening laugh line. So is every vendor/developer relationship that ever produced a product or created a market. The Web is a product of relationships, not of victors and victims.

Cloud - the Emergence of a New Model of Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The last group I want to mention consists of all the people and companies selling ad-on products and services on top of the basic computer systems, such as application developers. Over time, the IBM S/360 family , announced in 1964, emerged as the leading products of the central computing model. A fairly large ecosystem developed around S/360 of companies providing a large variety of hardware and software add-on products, applications and services.

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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. The Technology of Us on Twitter: "A new era of “vendor relationship management,” where individuals dictate what, where and how they’ll buy – @dsearls.

Sales & Marketing People - tell us about your CRM!

Adaptive Path

The CRMs that I’ve looked at thus far are: Netsuite , Sage , GoldMine , Sugar , and Open Object. For example, Sugar and Open Object are open source options that have development communities adding features and functionality. With Sage and GoldMine you’re essentially buying a turnkey system (GoldMine is not hosted and runs on windows, Sage can be hosted online or on your own server).

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Open Educational Resources Matures 4. open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it. The availability of cost-effective resources to facilitate wide collaboration (including open source software that enables wikis, discussion groups, chat and even web conferencing) presents the chance for organizations to reconsider the effectiveness of the performance support being offered to their people.

Communication Nation: What do you love?

Dave Gray

As individuals and as a species, I believe we will be happier and more productive if we can improve our ability to communicate. Use the garbage can in your room + ice machine Opportunity to explore the future Getting people drawing Opportunity Open source thinking Getting away from a chilly San Francisco "summertime." Buy Gamestorming at B&N.com Communication Nation Communication is one of the most important skills anyone can have, in business and in life.