[nextweb] The Open Source Bank of Brewster

David Weinberger

Brewster wants to show us how to build on free and open software. Stahlman tried to keep the open code feature-compatible, but it couldn’t be done. Open Source doesn’t work well there. Then there were advocacy organizations, e.g., EFF.

Open Source LMS

Tony Karrer

Because of their very limited budget, I suggested they dive into more depth looking at open source LMS products. To help get that started, I looked at eLearning Learning and found some pretty good sources around LMS / Open Source and Learning Management System / Open Source.

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Open Sourced Bright Ideas and Micro Support | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

From Eyebeam OpenLab comes and open source idea for making a cover for those glare-y compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) we are all installing to save energy. It looks like a non profit organization. So doing good does good for the existence of the organization.

The Productivity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Economic growth has two main components, productivity growth and the growth of the labor force. I ncreasing productivity is thus more crucial than ever to promote economic growth. From 1987 to 2004 US labor productivity grew at a 2.1% The Difficulty of Measuring Productivity.

WGBH and public radio’s future

Doc Searls

We’re a local public broadcaster serving southern New England, with 11 public television services and three public radio services — and productions (from Greater Boston to Jazz with Eric in the Evening ) that reflect the issues and cultural riches of our region. Compare its radio productions to those of Chicago Public Radio or WNYC. I’ll put in another plug for Chris Lydon ’s Open Source , which is currently available only in podcast/Web form.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): OMG.There are spies everywhere sabotaging our organizations!!

Mark Oehlert

» June 14, 2008 OMG.There are spies everywhere sabotaging our organizations!! OK at least now we have an explanation for what has been going on in all of organizations. This is a manual from 1944 that taught spies how to sabotage everything from railways to organizations. I have excerpted the portion of the manual below that explains how to disrupt and destroy the internal workings of organizations.

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.

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

leadership through cooperation

Harold Jarche

An open source approach to sharing research seems to be the optimal model for rapid knowledge transfer. Meanwhile, the Communist Party instinctively organized a cover-up, ordering the police to crack down on eight doctors accused of trying to alert others to the risks.

Two-Speed IT Architectures

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read an interesting McKinsey article, Organizing for digital acceleration: Making a two-speed IT operating model work. Align technology and production systems with business goals. . Focus on agile product development to enhance customer engagements. .

Reflections on Linux and Mainframes

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

After three month, the study strongly recommended that IBM embrace Linux across all its product lines, that it should partner with the Linux community and contribute to its development, and that it should establish a company-wide organization to coordinate its various Linux activities. .

Our Work with Changemakers.com has Launched

Adaptive Path

I’m very pleased to announce the relaunch of Changemakers.com , the leading network for open source social innovation. Changemakers is a program of Ashoka , a global non-profit organization supporting the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. Tags: Experience Design Experience Strategy Friends of Adaptive Path Graphic Design Interaction Design Interface Design Internationalization People You Should Know Product Management User Research Visual Design

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Gladwells Cellular Church

John Hagel

They adopted and refined the technique of organizing in small cells to achieve change. Gladwell focuses on a core challenge confronting any voluntary organization – how to make it scalable.

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. They need to think like a digital product company, as that’s the competition.

Doc Searls Weblog · Future to Newspapers: Jump in the river

Doc Searls

It happened hours ago, or last night, or yesterday, or last month, or before whenever the deadline was in the news organization’s current “news cycle&#. on this, Doc Searls says news organizations should “jump in the river&# : News is a river, not a lake.

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[berkman] Dries Buytaert: Drupal and sustaining collaborative efforts

David Weinberger

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. as open source, as “a full-featured content management/discussion engine…suitable to setup a news-driven comunity or portal site similar to kuro5hin.org and slashdot.org” (as it said in the original annoucement). Open Source.

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Cloud Computing and the Supply Chain of Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In his closing remarks , the conference organizer noted that most everyone had agreed that something big and profound was going on, but they weren’t quite sure what it was they were excited about. “There is a clear consensus that there is no real consensus on what cloud computing is,” he said.

Cloud Computing and Open Architectures

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this month IBM announced that all its cloud services and software will be based on open standards and an open cloud architecture. Unlike the previous two models, cloud computing is totally centered around the Internet and related open architectures.

Working on Internet Time

Harold Jarche

Equipped with and augmented by technology, they rely on their human capital and skill to solve complex problems and develop new ideas, products and services. It is hard to be a knowledge artisan in a hierarchical organization that tells you what to do and which tools to use.

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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. I was given responsibility for our new Linux strategy and organization. I used this opportunity to explain IBM's decision to embrace Linux across all its products and services.

The Promise and Current State of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Key here is the all-important role of open standards. In the early 1990s, - frustrated with the complexity of developing network-based applications, - the wider commercial marketplace embraced these open Internet, e-mail and Web standards.

A new way to work

Harold Jarche

Corporations were created to give limited liability to organizations that were taking on large, capital-intensive projects, like building railways. The post-corporate organization has to incorporate social networks as part of its structure.

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.

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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.

Serious AI Challenges that Require Our Attention

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Despite wide adoption, predictive policing is still in its infancy, open to bias and hard to evaluate…”. We should be wary of relying on commercial products that can have unanticipated and adverse effects on civil rights and social justice.”.

The Evolution of Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In January of 2000 we then announced that IBM was going to support Linux in all its products and services, and that I was responsible for forming a new organization to coordinate our Linux efforts across the company. days, the community concept behind Linux and open source in general was mystifying to many. So, we further explained that the open community developing Linux included some of the top programmers and computer scientists around the world.

it’s all about our data

Harold Jarche

Desperate service providers: people with no ability to organize due to weak or non-existing trade unions in their field, who need to make up for a non-living wage, part-time, or contractual work. Control of data is the new source of power in the network era.

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The new artisans of the network era

Harold Jarche

Small groups of highly productive knowledge artisans are capable of producing goods and services that used to take much larger teams and resources. They tolerate few, if any, silos between the product, the work, and the customer.

a new business ideology

Harold Jarche

Technology leads organizations. Organizations lead institutions. The following table shows how ideas, technology, organizations, and institutions are changing as we enter a network economy. which flow around and support the core product and service value chain.

A New Data Deal, starting today

Doc Searls

Form-filling from organized personal data. Respect Network is has gathered together a bunch of Cloud Service Providers, along with other companies, development projects, organizations and individuals, for a world-circling launch tour that begins today in London. I’ll be at both, and giving the opening keynote tomorrow. On the Respect Network you are not the product, you are the partner—the network is supported directly by members investing in privacy for life.

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Why Blockchains Could Transform How the Economy Works

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But while most ledgers are now digital, their underlying organization has not changed. 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.

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Cloud Computing and the Supply Chain of Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In his closing remarks , the conference organizer noted that most everyone had agreed that something big and profound was going on, but they weren’t quite sure what it was they were excited about. “There is a clear consensus that there is no real consensus on what cloud computing is,” he said. Before that time, most manufacturing plants were fairly inefficient by almost any measure, and were turning out products of varying quality.

Transmedia Storytelling and Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the years, I have learned that in order to capture the attention of your intended audience and differentiate your offerings from those of competitors, you have to develop a compelling brand for your new products or services. After all, these lead users know exactly what they want, have the wherewithal to enhance the products or services on their own, and are usually quite happy to freely share their ideas with each other.

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. Content organized into 'channels'. PressSmart Suite of products for newspapers, including ePortal and emobile. Open Source Props Open source software available from Sourceforge ; PHP and MySQL; not updated since 2008.

[templelib] James Neal, Columbia University

David Weinberger

Advance open source, open standards, open archives, open linking, open knowledge, Open Access. Develop new markets and products. New organizational models that move away from hierarchies, to a loosely coupled organization.

The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

During this period, I was involved in organizing emerging business opportunities at IBM, including the Internet and Linux. In short, you’re telling a story about the concept, product or brand you’re trying to explain.

Rethink / Reimagine / Redesign

Adaptive Path

Last week we had a great presentation in our office by Tom Sieu, principal of the organization R3. The purpose is to promote sustainable design by examining product lifecycles and creating more holistic solutions. How did the organization R3 develop and what does the name stand for?

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The Promise and Current State of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The first major promise of blockchain technologies is to help us enhance the security of Internet transactions and data, by developing a blockchain fabric layer with the required standard services for secure communication, storage and data access, along with open source software implementations of these standard services which all blockchain pl a tforms and applications would support. Key here is the all-important role of open standards.

Blockchain Killer-Apps

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A killer app is an IT application whose value is simple to explain, its use is fairly intuitive, and the application turns out to be so useful that it helps propel the success of a product or service. They govern interactions among nations, organizations, communities, and individuals.

Enterprise knowledge sharing requires trusted relationships

Harold Jarche

As the economy gets more networked, open organizations are becoming a necessity. Products are becoming services, as we can see with web apps, software, and even books. This is why online collaboration tools were first developed by the open source software movement.

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.

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The Emergence of a Digital Money Ecosystem

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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. As far as I know, no standards or open source reference platforms have yet emerged that all vendors are willing to embrace for their basic wallet functions, which they can then complement with their unique proprietary enhancements.


Harold Jarche

In 2005, social learning online was a fringe activity that we had to test using open source platforms like Drupal. Now they use our words to sell their products. I have advised vendors on how to improve their products but my aim is not to make an easy market for their sales.

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