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.

[nextweb] The Open Source Bank of Brewster

David Weinberger

Our political and economic systems aren’t working for most people. The NC has more acres than the National Park system. 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.

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Open Source LMS

Tony Karrer

I had previously written about Low Cost LMS and Rapid Learning Management Systems , but I receive an inquiry from someone who had a very constrained budget and wanted to build an eLearning Portal. 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.

Open Source Assessment

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This has come up in a couple of places lately, and I'd like to get the concept down on paper (as it were) so people has a sense of what I mean when I talk about 'open source assessment'. The conversation comes up in the context of open educational resources (OERs). When posed the question in Winnipeg regarding what I thought the ideal open online course would look like, my eventual response was that it would not look like a course at all, just the assessment.

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.

Open source for learning costs less

Harold Jarche

In my 2009 predictions for eLearn Magazine I said that “ There will be an increased interest in open source software as well as tools and methods that enable online collaboration. &# Ryan Cameron took me to task on open source in the comments: Open source is not, actually, free. I agree, OS is not free, however it is free of licensing fees and free from many other licensing constraints of proprietary systems.

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Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He believes that the current US economy favors big companies over small ones because in today’s environment, three key forces are driving innovation: large-scale ecosystems; globalization; and the vast, systemic challenges posed by business and societal problems that technology now enables us to address. This kind of complex systemic innovation leverages lots of known ideas and makes them work together to help address important problems.

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The Future of Learning Management Systems: Development, Innovation and Change

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

But there isn’t a systemic way to evaluate what works. The challenge is, how can systems support this, esp. the learning management system. They used to be known as course management systems. And they create an expectation that ‘my system should be as easy to use’.

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My Moodle Test

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Standards > My Moodle Test My Moodle Test October 9th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Talk has been heating up lately regarding the use of open source versus proprietary systems for learning. Sophia Peters provides another interesting post entitled Deciding Between Open Source and Proprietary Software? Does your company use an open source ERP system, or perhaps SAP or Oracle?

ICTs in Higher Education Systems of Arab States: Promises and Effective Practices - A Summary Report

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Jemni presented the ALECSO smart learning framework, which adopted a four-prong strategy: to promote cloud computing, mobile applications, open educational resources, and open online courses. Openness Presenters agreed that the utility of ICTs in education is enhanced though openness.

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Rapid Learning Management Systems

Tony Karrer

While there are a lot of different Learning Management Systems with very different features, the requirements in this situation are a bit different. To me this is a new kind of system. I'm temporarily calling this a Rapid Learning Management System. White Label For their existing customers, they should be able to point them to a system that looks just like their own site. The system should look and act like an individual LMS for that administrator. Systems?

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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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… from little acorns grow

Dave Snowden

Of course this also fits in with one of the key aspects of a complex system, namely the fact that very small changes, if in the right context at the right time, can magnify to have a major effect on the system as a whole. Managing Complex Systems

Getting Through Highly Uncertain Times - Some Lessons Learned

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the 1980s, rapid advances in microprocessors and related technologies opened the door for less expensive, PC- and UNIX-based client-server solutions. But, dealing with new, highly complex systems requires considerable humility.

Post-Pandemic, Is the World Likely to Become Significantly Less Flat?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“The golden age of globalisation, in 1990-2010, was something to behold,” wrote The Economist in a January, 2019 article. “Commerce soared as the cost of shifting goods in ships and planes fell, phone calls got cheaper, tariffs were cut and the financial system liberalised.”.

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The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Until the early 1990s, it was quite difficult to get different IT systems to talk to each other. Just sending an e-mail across two different applications from two different vendors was quite a chore, as was sharing information across disparate systems.

Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Our educational system has long been based on the assumption that learning is mostly about acquiring knowledge as well as critical skills to enable us to apply whatever we learned in school throughout our careers, say 30 - 40 years. The Open Source Movement.

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Is the Blockchain Now Reaching a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The WEF report compared the blockchain to the Internet, noting that “Like the Internet, the blockchain is an open, global infrastructure upon which other technologies and applications can be built. It then might hit the ledger of a bank in the international transfer system.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

While these legacy systems operate with a high degree of robustness, they’re rather inflexible and inefficient. In a recent NY Times article , tech reporter Quentin Hardy , nicely explained the inefficiencies inherent in our current payment systems.

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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. Highly complex systems need time to evolve. .

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The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given its intangible character, it’s not surprising that advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) have in turn led to advances in the way we deal with money and payments, as well as with identity, trust and other key attributes of a well-functioning financial system.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short

Mark Oehlert

Main | The World Continues to Get Spikier, not Flatter » March 05, 2008 Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short Adobes Kevin Lynch on AIRs Open-Source Road to the Desktop (WIRED):"This week, Adobe released version 1.0 of its Adobe Integrated Runtime (or AIR for short) a mechanism that allows applications created for the internet to run on the desktop completely independent of the web browser and across multiple operating systems.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Blockchain has the potential to transform our economic and social systems. A few years later, the Web’s open standards, - HTML , HTTP , URLs , - made it possible for any PC connected to the Internet to access information on any web server anywhere in the world.

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.

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On the Governance of Blockchain: Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the 1980s, it was quite difficult to get different IT systems to talk to each other. Just sending an e-mail across two different applications from two different vendors was quite a chore, as was sharing information across disparate systems.

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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.

Two-Speed IT Architectures

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These older companies have to both leverage the back-end systems, processes and overall capabilities that have served them well over the years, while adopting innovative consumer-facing technologies to enhance their customers’ experiences.

Serious AI Challenges that Require Our Attention

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Police agencies hope to do more with less by outsourcing their evaluations of crime data to analytics and technology companies that produce predictive policing systems. Despite wide adoption, predictive policing is still in its infancy, open to bias and hard to evaluate…”.

The Promise and Current State of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In general, they felt that there was too much hype surrounding blockchain, were skeptical about its value to supply chain systems, but expressed a wait-and-see attitude. Key here is the all-important role of open standards.

The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the early decades of the IT industry, different vendors brought to market their own proprietary systems and networks. Everyone was using the same standards, including open source implementations of key protocols.

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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. Our key message was that we did not view Linux as just another operating system any more than we viewed the Internet as just another network when we announced our Internet initiative four years earlier.

Cloud Computing and the Supply Chain of Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The strategy, which is spreading despite added costs and headaches, in part reflects a shifting view of the cloud from a more efficient, cost-cutting tool, to a source of business innovation and new revenue, chief information officers and industry analysts say.”.

Is Blockchain the Major Next Step in the Evolution of the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The WEF report compared the blockchain to the Internet, noting that “Like the Internet, the blockchain is an open, global infrastructure upon which other technologies and applications can be built. It has the potential to become the system of record for all transactions.

The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We once more had to carefully explain our reasons for supporting Linux, including the value of collaborating with an open community that included some of the best programmers and computer scientists around the world. It has the potential to become the system of record for all transactions.

Reflections on Bitcoin

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Bitcoin is both a digital currency and a peer-to-peer payment system. Having been implemented in open source software, Bitcoin’s sophisticated protocols are widely available, which has helped bring it increasing usage and prominence.

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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.

Blockchain Killer-Apps

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Contracts, transactions, and the records of them are among the defining structures in our economic, legal, and political systems,” wrote Harvard professors Marco Iansiti and Karim Lakhani in a 2017 HBR article. “They protect assets and set organizational boundaries.

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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 Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Society and Culture

The Prosperity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

GDP does not adequately capture the growing share of services and complex system infrastructures that characterize advanced economies. Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Political Issues Society and Culture

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The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Online reputation systems , where people rank buyers and sellers, are critical to the smooth functioning of collaborative markets. Services can also be new sources of revenues and profits, such as an ongoing maintenance or subscription stream.