Open source search result clustering

David Weinberger

That same type of functionality is now open sourced at Carrot2. Remember Northern Light ? That was the search engine that did an amazing job of dynamically clustering search results into folders based on their topic or area. Jon Lehto, of, who pointed this out to me, notes that Carrot2 &# builds categories from search results (configurable number), and the user doesn’t need to ‘own’ the search data.&#.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Open Laszlo: Open Source Webtop Platform

Mark Oehlert

An OpenLaszlo application can be asshort as a single source file, or factored into multiple files thatdefine reusable classes and libraries."

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Top Ten AntiSpyware Apps from CNET | Main | Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 26, 2008 "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine) ( LINK ) "This article investigates the use of social software applications indigital library environments.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Ajax SDK for the iPhone on the way from Backbase | Main | Quote of the Day: Vannevar Bush - "As We May Think" » September 06, 2007 Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform Way back in July, I posted a brief note about OpenLaszlo. is actually investigating using it and today I see that Open Laszlo has its own track at AjaxWorld West 2007.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Prism for Firefox: Run Web Sites/Apps w/out a whole big browser getting in the way.

Mark Oehlert

Well now you can just create your own widget that loads up that page from a bookmark that you can have on your desktop w/out having to open the whole browser. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Attending Hinchcliffe and Companys "Web 2.0

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 e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Big Basket of Stuff which even amnesiacs can remember games.students get connected and wikis get adopted.

User-Based Free Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Free innovation is a tightly constrained subset of commons-based peer production , - also known as open, collaborative innovation. The book cites the example of parents of children with Type 1 juvenile diabetes , whose blood sugar level must be constantly monitored.

leadership through cooperation

Harold Jarche

An open source approach to sharing research seems to be the optimal model for rapid knowledge transfer. Reinforce the power of scientific collaboration and the open-sourcing of global threats.

Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We need to teach students to want to constantly learn new types of things, because that is the world that we are moving into - a world of constant and rapid change. How do we create a type of life-long learning that fosters entrepreneurial learners with the network technology that exists today?” . The Open Source Movement. In the open source movement, social capital matters.

Exploring the Potential: Innovating Uses of Technology in Teaching and Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Various types of questions. This is also the place where free and open source software (FOSS) can emerge. But it’s not open source at the moment. Question: security for open source tools. Response: open source more secure than non-open source.

zoom is not the problem — meetings are

Harold Jarche

It seems that the Zoom gallery view of seeing everyone’s face at one glance has become the default type of Zoom meeting. Liberating Structures offer 33 open source methods for convening meetings for different purposes. When all you have is Zoom, every work-from-home office looks like an endless face-to-face video call. I have been working remotely since 2003. Video calls have been a regular part of my work and I have used pretty well every platform available.

Bias or heuristic?

Dave Snowden

I could go on, and on Monday I’m going to look very specifically at climate change and announce and important open source programme from the Cynefin Centre. What about expert searchers who have spent years honing their ability to detect small abnormalities in specific types of image? One of the points made in our recent retreat on decision making is that the phrase cognitive bias could be misleading.

What’s wrong with bots is they’re not ours

Doc Searls

So at this point Mark seemed to be talking about a new communication channel that could relieve the typical pains of being a customer while also opening the floodgates of demand notifying supply when it’s ready to buy. In Market intelligence that flows both ways , I describe one such approach, based on open source code, that doesn’t require locating your soul inside a giant personal data extraction business. It’s tabula rasa : wide open.

Fargo: an open outliner

David Weinberger

Type CMD-? It supports open standards, and it’s designed to make it easy to let what you’ve written become part of the open Web. Fargo files are saved in the OPML standard so other apps can open them. The Concord engine that powers Fargo is Open Source. Dave Winer loves outlines. I do, too, but Dave loves them More.

Serverless Computing - An Innovative Approach to Software Development

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There’s also an open-source serverless platform, Apache OpenWhisk , on which IBM’s offerings are based, as well as those from other vendors. I n October of 2008, The Economist published a special report on a then relatively new, rapidly growing IT development, - cloud computing.

Second Waves

Doc Searls

Sez that post, The central parts of the code, as well as the protocols that have driven many of Wave’s innovations, like drag-and-drop and character-by-character live typing, are already available as open source, so customers and partners can continue the innovation we began. Here’s a theory: others can make better things with Google Wave’s parts than Google made with Wave itself, the death of which Google announced today.

The Triopticon revisited

Dave Snowden

The context of that post was a series of friendly exchanges I was having with Daniel Mezick about Open Space (he had popularised Harrison Owen’s original work within the Agile community). So now to the process which is described as a series of stages and is an open-source method by the way.

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5 ways tech startups can disrupt education

George Siemens

Suggestions: it should be free(mium), grassroots, 21st century learning & teaching, use open content, be open source. What type of tool, or functionality, do you think would disrupt education? What types of tools would teachers need to disrupt education As many theorists of innovation have noted, it’s difficult for mature established fields (and corporations, for that matter) to reinvent themselves. Change often comes from the outside.

[nextweb] Marc Smith on the shape of networks

David Weinberger

They have Open Source tools heading this way. He points to six different types of nets at Twitter. [ This is a very bare overview of Marc Smith’s talk at The NextWeb [twitter: thenextwebEurope ]. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other people’s ideas and words. You are warned , people.

professional learner’s toolkit

Harold Jarche

Each browser has different security and privacy settings, depending on what type of resource I need to access. Blogging Tool : This blog is built on WordPress open source software, designed and hosted by Tantramar Interactive. Jane Hart describes a Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit as having several components: resources, networks, devices, etc. I have used Jane’s framework to look at my own practice.

leadership is helping make the network smarter

Harold Jarche

Organizations face more complexity in the type of work they do, the problems they face, and the markets they interact with. Effective networks are diverse and open. They are in service to the network, to help keep it resilient through transparency, diversity of ideas, and openness. This is due to increasing connections between everyone and everything. To deal with this complexity, organizations should loosen hierarchies and strengthen networks.

What is thought to be is rarely real

Dave Snowden

I should say that this type if mapping is not just of value in knowledge management. This can be done by typing, recording or taking a photograph or using a drawing/picture or the like. For each decision they are are encouraged to comment on the decision but in particular are asked to identify information sources used in making the decision, the manner of its communication and the resources or more precisely artefacts used to support the decision.

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[eim][semtechbiz] Enterprise Linked Data

David Weinberger

David Wood of is talking about Callimachus , an open source project that is also available through his company. Traditionally we dealt with this type of demand via data warehousing: put it all in one place for easy access. So, they decided to grab data from the linked open data data cloud and assemble the pages automatically. NOTE : Liveblogging. All bets on accuracy are off.]. We’re moving from PCs to mobile, he says.

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Learning Electron - Part 1

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Electron is open source, and learning it would make a great holiday project. It is open source and runs on multiple platforms. Once the mode and npm commands are working (test them by typing node -v and npm -v ) you're ready to start. Here's a sample package.json file: When you type npm init this will build a package.json file for your new project. Over the holidays this year I indulged myself in some guilt-free play: learning Electron.

On the Governance of Blockchain: Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We are now witnessing the rise of the internet of value,” wrote the authors in the report’s Executive Summary. “Like the first generation of the internet, this second generation promises to disrupt business models and transform industries… pulling us into a new era of openness, decentralization and global inclusion.”. At the same time, the Web’s open standards, - HTML , HTTP , URLs enabled any PC connected to the Internet to access information on any web server anywhere in the world.

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. Blockchain has inherent qualities that provide trust and security, but, to fulfill its promise, the core technology must be further developed using an open source governance model to make it deployable on a grand scale.”.

More on Zoom and privacy

Doc Searls

Though I did learn , on the ProjectVRM mailing list, that there is an open source Chrome extension, called Zoom Redirector , that will keep your Zoom session in a browser and out of the Zoom app.). zm_everlogin_type. _zm_ga_trackid. Zoom needs to clean up its privacy act , which I posted yesterday, hit a nerve. While this blog normally gets about 50 reads a day, by the end of yesterday it got 15000. So far this morning (11:15am Pacific), it has close to 8000 new reads.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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. In addition to developing standards and organizing technical, industry and policy activities, these various organization make available open source implementations of their software releases, thus encouraging collaborative, open innovation.

iSchool Networked Learning PKM Resources

Harold Jarche

Sense-making (shows types of sense-making activities). I opened with a recent short video by Teemu Arina entitled Global, Local, Personal (2011). Jane Hart hosts two communities, Social Learning (on Yammer) as well as Share and Learn (using the open source WPMU platform).

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Full-text searching Harvard Library

David Weinberger

This project runs on top of LibraryCloud , an open source library metadata server created by the Harvard Library Innovation Lab that I co-direct (until Sept.). LibraryCloud provides an API to Harvard’s open library metadata and more. (We’re There are two types of matches. Remember its source I’m a little proud of this, although it’s a total hack job, and not in the good sense.Take it as a library mashup.

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LibraryLab funded project librapalooza

David Weinberger

This tool eases the process of adding open access material to open access repositories, including Harvard DASH. ODAV will help to reconcile maps through Open Layers , to overlap and scale them seamlessly. (It Most people are not all that excited about centrally provided services such as bug tracking or source code management. it’s a type of staging area, for use by anyone at Harvard, with very low barriers to getting content in.

From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”

Jane Hart

These might be proprietary systems like Jive , Podio , Yammer , Socialcast , or open source software, like WordPress / Buddypress or Elgg. But, more importantly, these types of platforms can now support a wide range of collaborative working and learning activities very effectively, and ensure that learning (both formal and informal) is seen as an integral part of the workflow.

On cryptocurrencies, blockchain and all that

Doc Searls

It was released as open-source software in 2009. “A permissioned system -[or ledger] is one in which identity for users is whitelisted (or blacklisted) through some type of KYB or KYC procedure; it is the common method of managing identity in traditional finance.” “An open-source, public, blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract (scripting) functionality, which facilitates online contractual agreements.

Signposts for the Week Ending May 29

Adaptive Path

Friends introduce more type for the web through Typekit. Open-Source Data Models? From McKinsey&Company: In less than 20 years, the Internet has transformed the way we shop, socialize, and communicate. What’s next? Vintage IDEO videos resurface from ABC’s Nightline. “You’ve got to hire people that don’t listen to you!&#. Ian Delaney: Surrender! Foucault and Twitter. The Pursuit of Happiness by Maira Kalman. When in doubt, be inspired. Olivetti.

The top 10 reasons your mobile learning strategy will fail | Dawn.


Click here to enlarge Today, while other areas of information publishing have experienced tremendous cost efficiencies and scalability through single-source development, content reusability and cross-platform delivery, eLearning has barely budged from its tactical approach.

[templelib] James Neal, Columbia University

David Weinberger

Content mgt gateways for discovery, supporting different types of workflows. Advance open source, open standards, open archives, open linking, open knowledge, Open Access. At Temple University’s symposium in honor of the inauguration of the University’s new president, on Oct. 18, 2013. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters.

[lodlam] Convert to RDF with KARMA

David Weinberger

KARMA from University of Southern California takes tools for a wide variety of sources and maps it to your ontologies and generates linked data. It is open source and free. [I The mapping format is R2RML , which is designed for relational databases, but they''ve extended it to handle more types of databases. I have not even re-read this post. Running to the next session.]. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information.

Community Portals

Harold Jarche

Looking back at lessons learned from community portals (2005) I would say that the transactional portal is the only one that still makes any sense to me: Transactional: sites which are accessible, complete, thoughtful, and coherent; and with more than one type of on-line interaction (e.g.

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Platforms Are Not Created Equal: Harnessing the Full Potential of Platforms

John Hagel

  Social platforms also include more tightly defined communities of interest that come together around specific shared interests like certain genres of music, types of sports or academic disciplines like history or economics.   Here, we can think about open source software platforms like Linux or Apache.  Platforms are becoming increasingly central to business value creation. 

[annotation][2b2k] Philip Desenne

David Weinberger

“The Open Annotation Framework” is the new digital paradigm. Each of these has multiple terms and ideas that I didn't have time to type out. ]. Of course we need to abide by open standards. He points to W3C, Open Source and Creative Commons. Lots of work has been done on this: RDF Models and Ontologies, the Open Annotiation Community Group, the Open Annotation Model. “The Open Annotation Model is the common language.”

Sidewiki: Google at the center

David Weinberger

As more people add comments, we need good ways to sort through them, to eliminate spam, to decide which types of comments are useful to us. I’d rather see it connected to social networks, and I’d rather see it provided as an open source browser add-in. I agree with Jeff Jarvis’ critique of Google’s Sidewiki. Sidewiki is ThirdVoice yet again.

[berkman] Diana Kimball: Coding as a Liberal Art

David Weinberger

By approaching that magic as a collection of component parts instead of an indivisible miracle, we can learn to see through these sleights of typing hands. ” Critical study of selected Github pull requests — how open source projects work, how to rise in the community. ” There’s no better example of this, she says, than open source software. Much of coding is quite new, e.g., open source.

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

Charles Jennings

Respondents represented a range of sectors and organisation types – financial services, oil and gas, healthcare, business services, industry, government and third sector were all included. 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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