The Promise and Current State of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I said that I look at the value of blockchain through two complementary lenses: enhancing the security of the Internet, and reducing the inefficiencies and overheads in applications, like supply chains, involving multiple institutions. Key here is the all-important role of open standards.

Is Blockchain Ready to “Cross the Chasm”? Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Their responses suggest that they view blockchain as a kind of trust accelerator , helping to build trust in several ways: increased transactional transparency, higher data quality and accuracy, increased trust in transaction reliability, and improved security against fraud and cybercrime.

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On the Governance of Blockchain: Lessons from the Internet

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. payments, smart contracts, securities clearance, insurance, etc.).

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The Promise and Current State of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I said that I look at the value of blockchain through two complementary lenses: enhancing the security of the Internet, and reducing the inefficiencies and overheads in applications, like supply chains, involving multiple institutions. In particular, t he design decisions that shaped the Internet back in the mid-late 1980s didn’t optimize for secure, trustworthy operations. Key here is the all-important role of open standards.

Evaluation of CL/4291 “Draft text of the Recommendation concerning Open Educational Resources”, UNESCO

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is the analysis of the UNESCO OER resolution I provided to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO prior to the discussion and vote on the resolution concerning Open Educational Resources It is now a matter of historical record that the resolution did pass. ii) Developing supportive policy 12.

The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Having been implemented in open source software, Bitcoin’s sophisticated protocols are widely available, which has helped bring it increasing usage and prominence. . Privacy and security become key competitive advantages.

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Rethinking Personal Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It is safe and secure, but largely stagnant and underutilized.”. But, personal data lacks the trading rules and policy frameworks that exist for widely traded physical assets. They rarely read the privacy policies of the organizations providing these services, which are usually written in hard-to-comprehend legal language. Protection and Security : How can personal data be protected and secured against intentional and unintentional security breach and misuse? .

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Is Blockchain Ready to “Cross the Chasm”? Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Their responses suggest that they view blockchain as a kind of trust accelerator , helping to build trust in several ways: increased transactional transparency, higher data quality and accuracy, increased trust in transaction reliability, and improved security against fraud and cybercrime.

Opening new common ground

Doc Searls

Meaning that’s generally how long any new world-changing development effort spends in the quiet shadows before it breaks out into the open and starts taking off. (If I’ve also seen VRM from the start as fundamentally an open source effort, not a commercial one.

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[liveblog][bkc] Paola Villarreal on Public Interest in Data Science

David Weinberger

Public interest, she says, is the effecting of changes in social policies in the interest of the public, especially for the underdog. A: In the Dookhan case, the data was impounded, and I used security measures. I reflected on how I got that opportunity, and the answer was that it was thanks to open source. I’m at a Berkman Klein Center lunch time talk by Paola Villarreal [twitter: paw ], a BKC fellow, on “Public Interest in Data Science.”

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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.” We have loosed three things into the digital world that we (by which I mean everybody) do not yet fully comprehend, much less deal with (through policy, tech or whatever). In some cases this respect takes the form of policy (e.g. In Here Is New York , E.B.

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. Regulatory and policy practices cannot possibly keep pace with technological change. Not long ago, such open, community-based initiatives were considered pretty revolutionary.

Tabs by the dozens, part 1

Doc Searls

We’re in a brave, new post open source world — Medium. New Online Tool Shows You What The Heck Privacy Policies Actually Say – Consumerist. Apple Opens Mobile News App to Publishers in Bid for Readers | Media – AdAge. Mobile App Security and Encryption Forum. Epic Country-Level A/B Test Proves Open Is Better Than Closed — Backchannel — Medium.

[liveblog] Data & Technology in Government

David Weinberger

Part of the importance of this is that students at the Kennedy School are agitating for a much strong technology component to their education on the grounds that these days policy makers need to be deeply cognizant of the possibilities technology offers, and of the culture of our new technology development environment. ” The velocity is the support of the President who deeply believes in open data and technology. They’re so open, so eager for disruption.

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Giant Snow Fail Link Sale

Doc Searls

” Same goes for open tabs. Surveillance, privacy, and security: Europe’s confused response to Snowden | European Council on Foreign Relations. We Should All Step Back from Security Journalism — The Message — Medium. Radio Open Source: Kick Off Year Two by Open Source Media — Kickstarter. New E-Toilet To Revolutionize Online S g | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source.

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I want to talk to you about the concept of free, the concept of open learning, the concept of networked learning in a networked world and the concept of the institution. I''m one of the people that had a significant hand in designing the original concept of the Massive Open Online Course.

[liveblog] Bringing Silicon Valley to Government

David Weinberger

The other people around the room were policy folks and didn’t know how to use software that way. E.g., opening up GPS. ’ … My idea was that if you open data, entrepreneuers can build on it.” ” Not open data for transparency so much as open data for building things. There’s a team at the VA and a Homeland Security working on immigration services. We ought to build policy that way as well.'”

[tech@state][2b2k] Real-time awareness

David Weinberger

It’s a real-time news gathering operation happening in an open source newsroom. They are part of an open newsroom. They are potential sources and fact-checkers.” And there are many more sources of info, from tweets that are fast but tend to have more noise, and slower but more validated sources. To organize the info better, in 2006 they reated a real-time mapping dashboard (free and open to the public). I’m a security geek.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: GIO 3.0 - The 2007 Global Innovation Outlook

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

However, in an increasingly open, collaborative, multi-disciplinary, global, - and unpredictable world, this is clearly no longer enough. We had a fascinating conversation about the potential analogies between open content and open source software.

[berkman] Juliet Schor on sustainability and the Web

David Weinberger

Eco-knowledge: open source transmission and ecological skill diffusion. Open source is crucial for the diffusion of ecological knowledge and skills. We should create policies that make working fewer hours more attractive to individuals and to firms. The increased concentration of wealth has to do with state policy. And there are some policy elements: A single payer health system would allow people to de-link from fulltime jobs.

Communication Nation: What do you love?

Dave Gray

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."

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Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

lessons scripted around 1:1 laptop); IT issues - we were a Windows network, with everything on our own domain - we needed to open eg printing etc O - consumer technology far more accessible in 2012 esp.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

I tried to capture things down as they were said, here are my notes: Firewalls IP Privacy / Confidentiality Security Control over Quality of Information Strict Control Over Policies – Accuracy Liability / Discoverability / Compliance Change Management – Ready for It / Culture Management Take it Seriously – Away from Work Education of Management Lack of Resources – Mobile Devices Push Back from Workforce - Adoption This is a pretty good list of commonly cited barriers.

Infoway

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Open Source, sort of The code is licensed under the Academic Free License (AFL), which is a SourceForge-approved open source license. patents contained in the source distribution. Privacy, Security? There is a conflict of interest policy , but with terms so weak ("disciplinary action up to and including termination of his or her employment or other relationship with Infoway.") There is no privacy policy extant on the website. Not So Open.

[berkman] Dan Gillmor on living off the privacy grid

David Weinberger

Dan, who has been very influential on my understanding of tech and has become a treasured friend, is going to talk about what we can do to live in an open Internet. Bruce Schneier says when it comes to security, we’re heading toward feudalism. ” He says that we certainly need better laws, rules, and policies. Today he’s going to focus on security countermeasures, although they’re not enough. A: The iPhone has important security features.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 3-5, 2012 mHealth Summit: Technology, Business, Research and Policy , Gaylord National Resort, Washington, DC, USA. link] December 3-7, 2012 Computer Security Applications Conference , 28 th , annual, Orlando, Florida, USA. Clayton R.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

Navigating the Open Data Landscape, Bristol, The United Kingdom. link] December 5-9, 2011 Computer Security Applications Conference, 27 th , Orlando, Florida, USA. link] January 16-20, 2012 Linux.Conf.Au: Free and Open Source Conference, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.

Intimate democracy

David Weinberger

Likewise if his action on global warming and all around greenness changes not just our policies but our assumptions. It would entail taking advantage of the various social networking technologies, and perhaps thinking anew about the trade-offs between security and knowledge, as is happening in the intelligence community. Disclosure: I’m on the board of advisers of the Open Resource Group which is offering open source conversation software for each Congressional district.

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.

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Unlocking Data for Philanthropy: Notes from Global Philanthropy Forum Session

Beth Kanter

Philanthropy needs to understand how to make best use of open data sets and increasingly disintermediated data that is hard to find. They are convening geeks, policy wonks, security analysts, and others to do experiments.

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The OER Debate, In Full

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Day One Debate introduction Moderator Wayne Mackintosh The concept of Open Education Resources (OER) is firmly based on the educational value of sharing knowledge. A key issue in the open education arena is whether OER should favour commercial use. DayTwo Pro Opening statement David Wiley The question of this debate, “Should OER favour commercial use?”, On June 8, 1999 I released the Open Publication License. Reusable Media, Social Software and Openness in Education.

[berkman] Transforming Scholarly Communication

David Weinberger

We’ll see more open access and new economic models, particularly adding services on top of content. Lee points to challenges with data sharing: integrating it, annotating, maintaining provenance and quality, exporting in agreed formats, security. Lee ends by pointing to John Wilbanks ‘ concern about the need for a legal and policy infrastructure that enables and encourages sharing.

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

Mark Oehlert

6) Refer back to matters decided upon at the last meeting and attempt to re-open the question of the advisability of that decision. (7) 8) Be worried about the propriety of any decision — raise the question of whether such action as is contemplated lies within the jurisdiction of the group or whether it might conflict with the policy of some higher echelon. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Godspeed Tim Russert.

How Beautiful it is, and How Easily it can be Broken : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

perfect storm: The support / blessing of ‘guardian’ functions like legal, compliance, and security. S&C talked about the deep changes in LM’s business environment, including the need to respond to governmental requests for proposals in weeks instead of months, the growing popularity of open-source software at many customers, and the current administration’s drive to increase levels of transparency and collaboration in government.

How to Get the Most out of a Conference

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Test your proposal with your colleagues (I don't recommend putting them online ahead of the selection process because it may impede the process - I personally prefer openness but many conference organizers do not, and may react badly).

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Ive got to create a podcast on how to podcast.got any great resources?

Mark Oehlert

What Im wondering is if anybody has any institutional resources/standards/policies that they can share on appropriate content/length/etc for podcasts? e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Tell me your latest/greatest books on learning.

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

and Apple or from specialized content sources such as national Geographic. emerged with the release of lightweight open source frameworks such as Ruby on Rails. Skype, 2005) Moreover, open source conferencing suites, such as Dim Dim and WiZiQ, are emulating the function of commercial applications. An MS-Word version of this essay is available at [link] In the summer of 1998, over two frantic weeks in July, I wrote an essay titled The Future of Online Learning.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Thousands of people at IBM are already doing it.

Mark Oehlert

A colleague and I used the IBM official blogging policy as a starting point when drafting the policy for our own organisation, but it never got further than draft stage. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Passively Multiplayer Online Game (PMOG) | Main | "New study examines how online games can teach business skills" (Red Herring) » June 28, 2007 Thousands of people at IBM are already doing it.

Why do we care about some things and not others? | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

That takes a coach with a secure ego, and there are probably limits to student self-direction in a school setting due to liability issues, but definitely movement toward self-direction is needed. It’s an open-source volleyball tournament, occasioned by the holidays.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] December 2, 2009 Security and Defence Learning : International Forum on Technology Assisted Learning and Training for Defence, Security and Emergency Services, 5 th , Hotel InterContinental Berlin, Berlin, Germany.