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.

Open Source Strategic Planning

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: Since the concept of working in Networks is can be hard to explain to newcomers, learning from case studies, stories, and examples can be illuminating. Paul Connolly, who has been a guest blogger on this blog before , covered the session on Open Source Strategic Planning.

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The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transformational innovations don’t always play out as originally envisioned. 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.

Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The column addresses a fundamental question that those studying innovation have been wrestling with for years: “Are big companies the best catalysts of innovation, or are small ones better?” The column is based on a recent study - Scale and Innovation in Today’s Economy - by Michael Mandel , chief economic strategist of the Progressive Policy Institute. As a result, there are reasons to believe that scale may be a plus for innovation in today’s economy, not a minus.”

Not all innovation is disruptive

Harold Jarche

Given all the talk about disruptive innovation lately, I thought I’d dust off several posts I have written on the subject and update them. Below is an example of a tetrad for a world of pervasive networks. Innovation is the following through part. Innovation

5 recommendations for successfully implementing distributed innovation and shared value

Ross Dawson

Chapter 5 from Living Networks , on Distributed Innovation – Intellectual Property in a Collaborative World , is still immensely relevant today. We are still relatively early on in working out the implications for innovation of distributed value creation. Here is a section towards the end of the chapter which provides 5 recommendations on managing innovation in a networked world. IMPLEMENTED DISTRIBUTED INNOVATION AND SHARED VALUE. Be open throughout the process.

Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Not only are we now living in a world of constant and rapid change, but the very nature of innovations is quite different. Such lab-based breakthroughs are at one end of the innovation spectrum. This kind of innovation is all around us in the digital economy.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Large Metropolitan Areas

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For several years now I have been thinking about the differences between various models of innovation and entrepreneurship. In particular, I have been trying to understand the key differences between the innovation and entrepreneurship models that have worked so well in Silicon Valley, the Boston-Cambridge area and similar high-tech, VC-based regions, and the models that might be more applicable to large metropolitan areas like New York and London.

Presentation to UNCTAD's Advisory Group on "Developing skills, knowledge and capacities through innovation: E-Learning, M-Learning, cloud-Learning"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Massive Open Online Course The Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, is a bit of a reaction to this. Very briefly, what I mean by a Massive Open Online Course, is a course that satisfies each of those four terms. By open , I mean, open across many dimensions. Open, not in the sense of anybody can enroll, but open, in the sense of the content is free and open to use, to reuse, and there aren''t limits on the use of the course materials.

The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I wrote about my recent participation in the 2013 Roundtable on Institutional Innovation , an Aspen Institute event that took a close look at the impact of digital technologies on the evolution of companies and other organizations.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

All these stakeholders must somehow be incented to work together in developing and embracing new payment innovations. But sometimes, the emergence of an innovative disruptive technology can help propel change forward.

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Beyond GDP - Measuring Value in a Service-oriented, Information-based, Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We know less about the sources of value in the economy than we did 25 years ago,” wrote economists Erik Brynjolfsson and Adam Saunders in MIT’s Sloan Review: . “We We treated the Internet and Linux as platforms for innovation across the whole company.

Reflections on Linux and Mainframes

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Seamless support of open source tools and software, including Apache Spark , Node.js , MongoDB , MariaDB , PostgreSQL , Chef and Docker. To a large extent, the mainframe’s longevity is a result of two major architectural innovations first introduced with S/360.

The Emergence of a Digital Money Ecosystem

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This has resulted in all kinds of innovative applications, - search, e-commerce, entertainment, social networks, Watson-like intelligent systems, and so on. Moreover, since all the key technologies of the Web came from the research and academic community, they were available to anyone free of charge, including open source implementations of many of the key software components. Many companies embraced this collaborative, open culture.

Openness: Why learners should know about, and influence, how decisions are made about their learning

George Siemens

Earlier this week, I delivered a presentation to TEDxEdmonton on why openness and learning analytics are critical for rethinking the future of education. The theme of the event was on open source culture and whether the promises of open source have been oversold.

Are Smart Cities Empty Hype?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We each first stated our respective positions in our opening statements , followed a few days later by our rebuttals , and then finally our closing statements. Commenting on the opening statements , Siegele noted : “Despite the motion being Are smart cities empty hype?

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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.

STEM Literacy is for Everyone

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Among LINC’s key projects is Blossoms - Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies , which is developing a large free repository of video modules created by gifted volunteers from around the world to assist school teachers with math and science courses. He mentions bioengineering and systems engineering as examples of STEM disciplines that are far removed from hardware, circuits and algorithms. opportunities opening up in the newly industrialized societies.

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.

Reflections on Bitcoin

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

And, because continuing technology advances are now enabling us to bring the empowerment benefits of the digital revolution to just about everyone in the planet, digital money is a truly inclusive innovation with no apparent digital divide.

Innovation at Countway

David Weinberger

Then they decided to link up the instances of this open source software being used at 30 universities, via federated search. The data in the system can be used to do interesting visualizations of various relations; Griffin shows some examples. It’s a “free, flexible, open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives and scholarly collections and exhibitions.”?

Open Innovation Re-visited

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Both studies strongly recommended that IBM embrace Linux across its product lines, that IBM should work closely with the open Linux community as a partner in its development, and that we should establish an organization to coordinate Linux activities across the company. days, the community concept behind open source was mystifying to many. They were baffled as to why people would work on open source projects while not getting paid for their efforts.

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.

Education and Services Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The article cites several examples where information technologies and engineering practices have achieved significant progress in education. Another example is LINC - Learning International Network Consortium , which Dick Larson founded in 2001 and serves as director. One of the more interesting projects sponsored my LINC is Blossoms - Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies.

A new way to work

Harold Jarche

For example, the open source model has shown that software can be developed faster and cheaper (and many would say better) without a corporate, hierarchical structure. But over time their monopolistic tendencies kill competition and the entire ecosystem of innovation.

Reflections on Innovation, Productivity and Job Creation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, over the past year I have given a number of seminars on Technology and Innovation in the Service Economy. I have also been thinking a lot about the impact of these innovations on the productivity of the service sector of the economy in general, and in particular, on the kinds of jobs that we can expect to be created over the next decades to replace those jobs that might decline or disappear as a result of such productivity improvements.

[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. Karim has been thinking about how crowds can contribute to innovation for 17 years, since he was at GE. E.g., open source software.

Knowledge is the network

David Weinberger

On the other hand, this morning Antonio, who is doing some work for the Library Innovation Lab this summer, poked his head in and pointed us to a jquery -like data visualization library. I forked yesterday for the first time. I’m pretty thrilled.

The 20th Anniversary of Linux

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

word of the Linux open source project quickly spread around the globe. A number of the members, highly respected leaders from industry and universities, felt that we should initiate a study on the importance of Linux and open source software in general to the advancement of high-performance computing. We formed the Linux Technology Center , an IBM team of developers who work closely with the Linux open source development community.

Futurist conversations: Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard on Open vs Closed Systems

Ross Dawson

Continuing our series of conversations between friend and fellow futurist Gerd Leonhard and myself, here are some discursive thoughts on open versus closed systems. Open systems are faster, more viral, have more innovation, and are more fun to work in.

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.

network learning cities

Harold Jarche

The market form, the third form of organization to take hold, enables people to excel at openly competitive, free, and fair economic exchanges. Learning and innovation are more about making connections than having unique ideas.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Business, Innovation and Survival

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Part of it is to make the point of how serious it is to have an innovation culture in a company as part of its long term strategy.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Business, Innovation and Survival

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Part of it is to make the point of how serious it is to have an innovation culture in a company as part of its long term strategy.

a new business ideology

Harold Jarche

Examples might be offering to provide political support to someone. Businesses that are open, transparent, and cooperative are more resilient because they rely on people, not processes. Decentralized organizations are not yet the norm but we have many examples now.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Great New PaperVision Examples - 3D in Your Browser

Mark Oehlert

» February 28, 2008 Great New PaperVision Examples - 3D in Your Browser Ive blogged before about PaperVision.in e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Small Basket of Virtual World Items | Main | Using GMail and Thunderbird.thoughts?

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.” Clothing, for example, is a privacy technology. Just today an executive with a giant company whose name we all know told me about visiting “click farms” in India , which he calls “just one example of fraud on a massive scale that nobody in the industry wants to talk about.”

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. To do that they embed engineers in the business and treat them as “first class citizens” Each development group owns their innovation program end to end.

The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It’s a natural way of explaining what the new innovation is all about. As a concrete example, let me share my experiences with the development of IBM’s Internet and e-business strategy in the mid-late 1990s. Communications have played a major role in my work over the past few decades.

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. Corollary => Open Source Video Technologies I'm dealing right now with delivery of video on mobile devices.