open source workers

Harold Jarche

Openness enables knowledge-sharing, which fosters innovation through a diversity of ideas. Trust emerges in networks that are open and transparent. This is how open source software is developed. There are lessons to learn for open source work. Consider open source software versus software as a service. An open source network needs a core operating system that is open and transparent. This makes it open for disruption.

The potential of open source 3D printed housing and community

Ross Dawson

This morning I was interviewed on the Mornings program about open source 3D printed houses. Open source concepts are at the heart of the project, freely providing plans with a license that means that improvements must be shared back with the community. Open source evolved from the world of software and has now been applied across many other domains including physical objects. Collaboration Crowdsourcing design Future of cities Technology trends

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Open Source Strategic Planning

Beth Kanter

Paul Connolly, who has been a guest blogger on this blog before , covered the session on Open Source Strategic Planning. In 2009, the foundation began by harvesting almost a thousand proposals for future directions from community members through online crowd-sourcing. Gardner admitted that at certain points the non-linear and emergent collaborative planning process was ambiguous and frustrating.

Using an Open Source Platform to Meet Online Learning Goals

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Summary of a presentation from Amy Collier (Stanford) and Jane Manning (Stanford) Eventifier tweets: [link] (Jane) If you haven’t seen it already, EdX has announced it will be releasing its entire platform on GPL on June 1, and Stanford announced it will be collaborating with them on this. Compare to the open source branding, where students are tweeting ‘thanks Stanford’, not the platform. I’d like to see an ecosystem of third-party providers that host open-source platforms.

Open Sourced Bright Ideas and Micro Support | Full Circle Associates

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

Open source for learning costs less

Harold Jarche

In my 2009 predictions for eLearn Magazine I said that “ There will be an increased interest in open source software as well as tools and methods that enable online collaboration. &# Ryan Cameron took me to task on open source in the comments: Open source is not, actually, free. My research and experience over the years shows open source, especially in training and education, to be significantly cheaper.

Sueetie -.NET Open Source Online Community Development

Nancy White

My Vermont buddie, Dave Burke , was tantalizing me last September with the kit of open source.net tools he was blending into a community platform. Sueetie: The Future in.NET Open Source Online Community Development - Home Page. I also enjoyed the Manifesto: Sueetie is a movement that promotes the creation of online communities using.NET Open Source software. Sueetie developers write original code or leverage code from Open Source resources.

"Appcelerator Updates Open Source Alternative To Adobe Air" (Information Week)

Mark Oehlert

( story link ) " Open source software vendor Appcelerator has delivered the second preview release (PR2) of its rich Internet application platform for developers, called Titanium. As a way to help groups of developers collaborate more efficiently, the company has also thrown into PR2 Titanium Developer, social media and communications tools such as Twitter, FriendFeed, and a chat capability."

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.

fOSSa2011, Coders and Sketchnotes

Nancy White

In Lyon, I really stepped into a new domain for me, Open Source Software (OSS) development. Conceptually, the discourse on Open Source makes a lot of sense to me. My goal was both to show another “face” of co-creation and collaboration, AND to break out of the traditional academic presentation mode. Next year the fOSSa theme is “archeology” looking back at the open source software movement.

Identifying a collaboration platform

Harold Jarche

Step Two, or a concurrent step, would be to look at how to enhance collaboration. First of all, collaborative work tools must be simple to be effective. A collaboration platform that is over-engineered would be counterproductive. The key aspect of a collaboration platform is that should make work more transparent and rewards sharing. The options then become: Open the LMS so it can be used in the daily workflow. Connect the LMS to a collaborative work platform.

The Evolution of Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For over a dozen years now the concept of collaborative innovation has been at the center of much of my work. The Internet, and all the social media platforms and applications in its wake have been one of the major enablers of collaborative innovation the world has ever known. days, the community concept behind Linux and open source in general was mystifying to many. Earlier this decade IBM started to embrace such a distributed, collaborative management style.

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Three

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Darren Gergle Understanding and Bridging the Wikipedia Language Gap There is an extensive literature on Wikipedia, everything from collaboration to participation to embedded bias to the uses of Wikipedia data structures by AI and natural language processing application. Mass-Collaboration as a basis for procedures for e-participation Thomas Herrman How can several people be supported to contribute to the solving of problems in the social context?

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Note that coordination here is not really needed, in contrast to other systemss of mass collaboration. Response: I don''t think it is completely different - when you read an article, I understand some, I don''t understand some, I try to use it - I would lable this a collaborative process. This leads to the exploration of the potential for modeling collaborative knwoledge through its networks structure. They create content collaboratively.

Workshop on Mass Collaboration - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Introduction to the Workshop - Ulrike Cress Why a workshop in mass collaboration? Recent mass phenomena: Wikipedia, tagging, blogging, Scratch, massive open online courses and connectivism, citizen science, maker-space Who is creating these? Nature article on massively collaborative mathematics (see the wiki PolyMath). Can we design mass collaboration? As you get more and more collaboration, you get a speed-up of innovation. So - what are the open issues. -

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Open Laszlo: Open Source Webtop Platform

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Shout out to my current favorite Web-based tool: Pixer | Main | "1st Virtual World Shootout.Forterras OLIVE Platform Smokes Second Life" (Ambient Connections) » July 03, 2007 Open Laszlo: Open Source Webtop Platform Anyone else out there have experience with this platform ?

[berkman] Dries Buytaert: Drupal and sustaining collaborative efforts

David Weinberger

Dries Buytaert [twitter: Dries ] , the founder of Drupal and co-founder of Acquia , is giving a Berkman lunch talk about building and sustaining online collaborations. Drupal is an open source content manager, Dries says. Today he’s going to talk about: history, open source, community, the evolution of software, and how to grow and sustain it. Then Open Source Labs in Portland OR offered to house the servers. Open Source.

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Climbing the collaboration curve

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Jon Husband sent me the link to short post by John Seely Brown, John Hagel, and Lang Davison on The Collaboration Curve. When people are actively pulling in learning resources rather than taking what’s pushed at them, the value of the network goes turbo, an effect the authors call the collaboration curve. The evidence for the collaboration curve is, as yet, mostly anecdotal. A collaboration curve makes for a flammable learnscape.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Top Ten AntiSpyware Apps from CNET | Main | Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 26, 2008 "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine) ( LINK ) "This article investigates the use of social software applications indigital library environments.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Ajax SDK for the iPhone on the way from Backbase | Main | Quote of the Day: Vannevar Bush - "As We May Think" » September 06, 2007 Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform Way back in July, I posted a brief note about OpenLaszlo. is actually investigating using it and today I see that Open Laszlo has its own track at AjaxWorld West 2007.

Need for collaboration continues to grow

Harold Jarche

collaboration projects, I see growth. Because the business will find their collaboration needs to grow in 2009, while they see IT providing them with fewer services. Collaboration needs grow as a result of layoffs, mergers, and deepening external partnerships (requiring new infrastructure to collaborate outside the firewall with trusted, external partners). The need for online collaboration is growing as organisations make cost-cutting decisions in travel and training.

Transmedia Storytelling and Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In a follow-on 2011 tutorial, Transmedia 202: Further Reflections , Jenkins adds that transmedia storytelling should not only continue to develop a story across each new medium, but “most important, true transmedia should involve its audience in expanding the story through co-creation and collaboration.” It reminds me of collaborative innovation , one of the most important concepts that many companies in the IT industry have embraced over the past decade. .

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short

Mark Oehlert

Main | The World Continues to Get Spikier, not Flatter » March 05, 2008 Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short Adobes Kevin Lynch on AIRs Open-Source Road to the Desktop (WIRED):"This week, Adobe released version 1.0 e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Big Basket of Stuff #2.in which even amnesiacs can remember games.students get connected and wikis get adopted.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Prism for Firefox: Run Web Sites/Apps w/out a whole big browser getting in the way.

Mark Oehlert

OK.today we have two reasons why having a browser built on open source code with a powerful and passionate development community behind it, will continue to provide a more robust and user-focused experience than something provided by say a large corporation - no knock on large corporations (some of my best friends.). Well now you can just create your own widget that loads up that page from a bookmark that you can have on your desktop w/out having to open the whole browser.

Harold Jarche » Need for collaboration continues to grow

Harold Jarche

collaboration projects, I see growth. Because the business will find their collaboration needs to grow in 2009, while they see IT providing them with fewer services. Collaboration needs grow as a result of layoffs, mergers, and deepening external partnerships (requiring new infrastructure to collaborate outside the firewall with trusted, external partners). The need for online collaboration is growing as organisations make cost-cutting decisions in travel and training.

I need some help

George Siemens

On February 8, I’ll be delivering a talk at TEDxEdmonton’s event Rethinking Open Source Culture. In 2003 I posted a few articles online on open source movements and learning: Open source p.I , Open Source p.II , and Why we should share learning material. I have benefitted enormously from open learning. Open online courses in particular have been among the most significant learning experiences in my life.

Links for 2008-09-09 [del.icio.us]

Clark Quinn

SocialTech: Open Source Social Software. WebWorkerDaily » Archive 3 Ways to Edit Documents Collaboratively « WebWorkerDaily » Archive 20 Different Ways to Manage Your To Dos «

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): My Definition of Collaboration.

Mark Oehlert

I just thought of this because I saw some posts in the ole RSS reader tonight talking about "collaboration." July 22, 2007 in Reference | Permalink Technorati Tags : collaboration TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference My Definition of Collaboration.

User-Based Free Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Free innovation is a tightly constrained subset of commons-based peer production , - also known as open, collaborative innovation. Working together, they developed an open source solution that made it possible to upload the data to the Internet.

Global distributed organizations can attract the most talented in the world

Trends in the Living Networks

Forbes has a nice story about the history of WordPress and the role the open-source software plays in the for-profit business Automattic. As a legacy of its open-source roots its 120 employees are spread across 26 countries and six continents. This mirrors the meritocracy that makes Open Source great and treats people on the quality of their ideas and their work whether they’re in San Francisco or Argentina. (Or

Dear Mr. Machado – A Few Connected Learning Options for You

Dan Pontefract

In the spirit of collaboration , I’ve taken the liberty of responding to your request via this blog posting versus another email, but have kept you anonymous. I wouldn’t hesitate to contact some of the Corporate collaboration platform players (Saba, SkillSoft, Jive, Liferay, Atlassian, Microsoft, etc.) collaboration connected learning formal higher education informal moodle social social learning wordpressDear Mr. Machado, Your story is heart-warming.

Building a Solid Library of Use Cases

Luis Suarez

I have been advocating for social software tools (as an opportunity to explore their huge potential in terms of how they help us become more effective at what we do by becoming more open, collaborative and innovative) from as early as 2000, when I was first exposed to different instances of blogs and wikis, whether inside or outside of the firewall, along with what today would be known as social profiles. Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

finds for focusing

Harold Jarche

Collaboration is a necessary technique to master the unknown. For now, practitioners provide the best laboratory to learn the complexity of collaboration.” The Open Source Software Bubble that is, and the Blogging Bubble that Was — via @jafurtado.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): GDC Update 7: Collaborative Writing and Vast Narratives: Principles, Processes and Genteel Truculence

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « GDC Update 6: Game Studies Download 3.0 | Main | GDC Update 8: Ray Kurzweil Keynote » February 20, 2008 GDC Update 7: Collaborative Writing and Vast Narratives: Principles, Processes and Genteel Truculence Collaborative Writing and Vast Narratives: Principles, Processes and Genteel Truculence **are our e-learning training conferences this "clique-y" and I just cant see it?

Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections – Job Role and Responsibilities

Luis Suarez

Looks like the new job may have triggered a new, fresh interest in Social / Open Business for fellow colleagues, specially, when they are no longer pondering about the Why or the What but diving right into the How. And that is a good thing, that’s one of the many reasons why I got hired into this position in the first place: help Social / Open become the new fabric of how fellow knowledge workers get work done by becoming part of their collaboration DNA.

a global human sensemaking platform

Harold Jarche

To prosper, firms need a reliable and skilled workforce, good infrastructure, an ecosystem of suppliers and collaborators, easy access to technology, and a sound regime of contracts and property rights. The thinking that got us into this mess will not get us out of it.

Noodling on my fOSSa presentation

Nancy White

From the organizers: The aim of the fOSSa (Free Open Source Academia Conference) is to reaffirm the underlying values of Open Source software: innovation & research in software development. While the first edition aimed at providing valuable information on the Open Source model at large, the second edition focused specific key-aspects of FOSS such as development, innovation & research, community management & promotion, public sector, and education.

The Current State of Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In January, UC Berkeley professor Henry Chesbrough published Open Innovation Results : Going Beyond the Hype and Getting Down to Business, his fourth book on innovation in the last two decades. He’s credited with coining the term open innovation in his 2003 book of the same title.

5 recommendations for successfully implementing distributed innovation and shared value

Trends in the Living Networks

Chapter 5 from Living Networks , on Distributed Innovation – Intellectual Property in a Collaborative World , is still immensely relevant today. At a scientific convention in Hawaii in 1972, Stanley Cohen from Stanford University and Herbert Boyer of the University of California met for the first time in what proved to be the beginning of a long friendship and collaborative partnership. Be open throughout the process. Be open throughout the process.

The Coming Era of Productivity Growth

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the past several years, Brynjolfsson and his various collaborators have explored this question, first at MIT where he was faculty director of the Initiative on the Digital Economy , and since 2020 at Stanford, where he’s Director of the Stanford Digital Economy Lab.

Upcoming Webinars

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In this first session, OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) is free and open source software for video recording and live streaming. Session two: Audacity , free and open source audio recording. Session four: Collaborative Bookmarking , a way to collect and share learning resources with a group of people. Webinars for the new year. I did the first one last week and the rest are upcoming. All in cooperation with Maskwacis Cultural College.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Mobile, collaborative and location-based learning" (FutureLab)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « September 11 | Main | Gamelab Institute of Play » September 13, 2007 "Mobile, collaborative and location-based learning" (FutureLab) ( link ) "MobiMissions is a new location-aware mobile phone game prototype created in partnership between Futurelab and the Mixed Reality Lab (MRL) at the University of Nottingham.

leadership through cooperation

Harold Jarche

An open source approach to sharing research seems to be the optimal model for rapid knowledge transfer. Reinforce the power of scientific collaboration and the open-sourcing of global threats.