[berkman] Dries Buytaert: Drupal and sustaining collaborative efforts

David Weinberger

Dries points to a common pattern: From innovation to bespoke systems to products to commoditization. Proprietary software tends to stop at the products stage; it’s hard to become a commodity because proprietary software is too expensive. Open source Joomla recently hired some developers to work on their core software, which has led some of the contributors to back off. Why should they contribute their time if Joomla is paying some folks?

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Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Models of how to do learning, learning design patterns: Grainne Conole has done a lot on this. Learning needs to be an exploration and a discovery, not the output of predefined, standardized products. My answer is pattern recognition. Persons can recognize patterns in society.