[nextweb] The Open Source Bank of Brewster

David Weinberger

Brewster wants to show us how to build on free and open software. “These community projects suddenly became property.” Stahlman tried to keep the open code feature-compatible, but it couldn’t be done. Open Source doesn’t work well there.

Harold Jarche » Open Source Social Networking Platform

Harold Jarche

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

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.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: The product-to-service.

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Saturday, 21 August 2010 The product-to-service financial ratio Yesterday I saw a tweet by Frank Scavo : Chatting with a vendor about implementation cost to software license cost ratios. Because the product is more expensive. " Business or Pleasure? -

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Web-based Replacements for MSFT Project

Mark Oehlert

» March 25, 2008 Web-based Replacements for MSFT Project OK.havent had the time to try any of these out but love seeing rich toolsets like this hit the cloud.if Webware story ) "If you use Microsoft Project, you might want to seriously consider three alternatives that run completely on the Web. It's a great project management solution for our small team and it's just $4 per month per user.

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Lest we forget, the Internet started out as a DARPA sponsored project aimed at developing a robust, fault-tolerant computer network. R3 and a number of banks have committed to join this project, as have several technology companies including Accenture, Cisco, IBM, Intel and VMware.

Martin Dougiamas, e_learning Africa

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I'm just going to focus on open ed-tech. Our mission at Moodle is to improve the world, and we're doing this by making an open source platform. The values drive the project. Education, openness, integrity, respect and innovation are these values. Open EdTech.

My Main Focus for 2011: Scaling Good Behavior - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Gretchen Rubin: The Happiness Project. Now that the launch of Good Boss, Bad Boss is done, along with a host of chores related to The No Asshole Rule paperback and the Asian Leadership edited volume,  I am turning to future projects.  I think this is a great project. Bob Sutton.

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. The redesign was a nine-month project involving not only a large team in San Francisco, but Changemakers staff in Washington DC, Vancouver, and our wonderful development partners Enomaly in Toronto. Over the next few weeks Leah, Dan, and I will be bringing you stories, methods, and lessons from the project on the Adaptive Path blog.

[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. He wrote a message board for the Linux project, in part to learn PHP and MySQL. Then Open Source Labs in Portland OR offered to house the servers. But, Dries says, this shows a weakness in open source: you suddenly have to raise $3,000 and may not be able to do so.

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Twitter research tool

David Weinberger

The Web Ecology Project has released 140Kit , a research tool for tracing tweet paths. It’s the final product of the various provisional tools we’ve used to produce our previous reports on the social phenomena of Twitter , and of lead researcher Devin Gaffney’s own work on high throughput humanities.&#. It’s free to use and open source.

This kids, is why hallucinogenics and the internet don’t mix

George Siemens

I had to do a quick double take on this article (first, to determine if it was April 1, anywhere in the world): Evolution Unbound: Blackboard embraces open source. I’m not surprised that Blackboard is interested in openness. At the EDUCAUSE conference in October, they were clear that they wanted to partner with the open educational resources movement. At that point, Pearson had announced open class (look Ma, free LMS!). How do you respond to Open Class?

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 used this opportunity to explain IBM's decision to embrace Linux across all its products and services. days, the community concept behind open source was mystifying to many.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): SHOCKER: Most Kids Think That Learning from Games Would Be a Good Idea

Mark Oehlert

are not crafted in stone and can and should change and that BY ALL THATS GOOD AND PURE the classrooms and instructor-led training were probably NEVER studied RE their effectiveness as learning environments but rather as production environments.

it’s all about our data

Harold Jarche

Control of data is the new source of power in the network era. But society is waking up, with initiatives like the Ingenesist Project and Project VRM. We can use open source models to shut off the lights of big data.

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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.

Rethink / Reimagine / Redesign

Adaptive Path

The purpose is to promote sustainable design by examining product lifecycles and creating more holistic solutions. The (visual) designer is often invited into the process at the tail end of a project which can lead to just decorating on the designer’s part.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Catch Up Post: Virtual Worlds Saving Lives, Experience Design and an RFI for an MMO for NASA (acronym attack!)

Mark Oehlert

NewsGator RSS products now free: No really. In case you missed this in the past like 2 weeks and you happen to be looking to try out a suite of great aggregator products read this story or visit this site. The product is not a thing.

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Serious AI Challenges that Require Our Attention

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few months ago, Stanford University’s One Hundred Year Study of AI project published a report by a panel of experts assessing the current state of AI. Despite wide adoption, predictive policing is still in its infancy, open to bias and hard to evaluate…”.

A New Data Deal, starting today

Doc Searls

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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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Developing iWitness

Adaptive Path

iWitness , our project to create a tool to aggregate social media by time and place, is now well underway, and we're looking forward to sharing some of our thinking about the design of the tool with you in the coming weeks. The daily routine in an agile product is fairly simple.

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings

It also means reducing spend by using open source technology, exploiting tools that are already being used in other parts of the organisation, and looking for new, faster and better ways to deliver value.

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Elgg: it’s a community effort

Harold Jarche

This brought me to reflect, once again, how important an open source framework is as we move more of our computing to the cloud. While Ning may be free, it is not open source, and the company can make changes at will, just like Facebook, Google or Twitter may do. It is also simple to export from WordPress.com SaaS to your own open source hosted version, which is why I strongly advise clients to use WordPress for blogging.

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[eim][semtechbiz] Enterprise Linked Data

David Weinberger

David Wood of 3RoundStones.com is talking about Callimachus , an open source project that is also available through his company. So, they decided to grab data from the linked open data data cloud and assemble the pages automatically. Then he does a product pitch for Callimachus Enterperise: a content management system for enterprises NOTE : Liveblogging. All bets on accuracy are off.]. We’re moving from PCs to mobile, he says.

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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. A number of companies were also concerned about using software developed by an open, distributed community, as opposed to a single vendor, as was typically the case.

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.

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[berkman] Diana Kimball: Coding as a Liberal Art

David Weinberger

She got hired by Microsoft after college, as a technical product manager with the Powerpoint team in Silicon Valley. ” She refers to Ellen Ullman’s “ Close to the Machine ” that talks about the utility of being arrogant enough to obsess over a project, cycling back to humility. She decided to code up her own site for a project for school, even though the team had been given the money to hire devs for the task. Would it open my eyes as a journalist?

[siu] Panel: Capturing the research lifecycle

David Weinberger

Six men from six companies give brief overviews of their products. Center for Open Science , which sounds great. [ ” This can easily double R&D productivity “because you stop missing those false negatives.” Open source communities are better at collaborating than most academic research communities are. The principles of open source can be applied to private projects as well.

Bullet Journaling for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth Kanter

I have found this productivity very useful in my own work and Ma’ayan was kind enough to write up this guest post for nonprofit professionals. . BuJo was designed by Ryder Carroll, a digital product designer.

Plans

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Online: I'm generally happy to give talks online, especially if the conferences are free or inexpensive and open, and especially if they're organized by students or non-profit groups. Projects For the most part I don't want to deal with a formal project approval process. But I'll probably end up participating in some projects this year: Distributed ledger technology - aka blockchain. These projects are in addition to generic support work I may do.

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. Hyperledger Project.

The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2010, the BBC and the British Museum collaborated in a project called A History of the World , based on one hundred objects from the collection of the British Museum, around which you can tell the history of humanity over the past two million years.

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The Emergence of a Digital Money Ecosystem

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

At the beginning of this year I wrote that the transition to universal mobile digital money is likely to be among the most exciting, important and challenging projects the world will undertake in the coming decades. 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.

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.

5 recommendations for successfully implementing distributed innovation and shared value

Ross Dawson

This means that distributed innovation models must address how you attract the best people to collaborate with you in your projects. Be open throughout the process. As you have seen, the collaborative structure of the open source model can be perfect for developing robust and refined products, but only once the initial core has been defined. Every open source project starts with an idea, an intention, and some code.

Pulse Camp Recap

Adaptive Path

What truly impresses me about this project and what I feel differentiates this initiative from others is the manner in which Global Pulse is going about it. The initiative is adopting an environment of open design, open source development and open standards. Rarely do projects of this scale come along that adopt even one of these principles. Given my background, I am aware how important the appropriate use of technology is to a product’s success.

The top tweets from Future of Crowdsourcing Summit 2010 #foc10

Ross Dawson

stilgherrian: Nicholas Gruen is pointing out that at the heart of successful crowd projects, e.g. open source software, there are elites. jdub: Every time you use the phrase "crowd sourcing", an individual, enfranchised co-creator dies. :-) #foc10. jdub: There's no faceless "crowd" at the heart of the most productive form of meritocratic peer production yet seen: open source. Things have been crazy for me for a little while now.

Opening new common ground

Doc Searls

It will exist, as always, to support a community of developers and interested parties outside of the project itself.) 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

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STEM Literacy is for Everyone

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He is the founder and director of LINC - Learning International Network Consortium , a collaboration involving educators from around the world who share best practices on how to best organize higher education distance learning projects in developing countries. opportunities opening up in the newly industrialized societies. When things go well, they make us much more productive. MIT professor Richard Larson recently wrote an excellent opinion column - STEM is for Everyone.

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a new business ideology

Harold Jarche

which flow around and support the core product and service value chain. Or a research organization might ask someone to volunteer their time and expertise to a project in exchange for an intangible benefit of prestige by affiliation. Very few organizations are truly open.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Small Basket of MindMapping Items

Mark Oehlert

I think that Mind Manager is a terrific product but since I really started using about 3 different computers on a regular basis with at least one of them being very locked down, Ive also been using MINDOMO and have been very impressed.

The chaotic world of work

Harold Jarche

” @mbauwens – ‘Occupy’ as a business model: The emerging open-source civilisation – via @jerrymichalski @petervan. In other words, it makes sound business sense: open businesses tend to drive out business models based on proprietary IP.