Open Source: The Model Is Broken - BusinessWeek
An Open Transition
President-elect Obama has made a clear commitment to changing the way government relates to the People. His campaign was a demonstration of the value in such change, and a glimpse of its potential. His transition team has now taken a crucial step in making the work of the transition legally shareable, demonstrating that the values Obama spoke of are values that will guide his administration. To further support this commitment to change, and to help make it tangible, we offer three “open transition principles” to guide the transition in its use of the Internet to produce the very best in open government.
President-elect Obama has made a very clear commitment to changing the way government works with its citizens. To this end, we offer these three principles to guide the transition in its objective to build upon the very best of the Internet to produce the very best for government.
Thoughts on how to make the transition between presidential administrations as open and transparent as possible.
President-elect Obama has made a very clear commitment to changing the way government works with its citizens.
http://open-government.us/Facebook Opens Status API, Say Goodbye to Twitter
Tonight Facebook has made a number of updates to the Facebook platform one of which is the opening of status updates. In order to get Facebook statuses, you no longer need to use a session ID to access statuses. This is a huge update and one that I think is going to take Facebook to the next level. There are additional updates listed in the Facebook blog post:
Tonight Facebook has made a number of updates to the Facebook platform one of which is the opening of status upd ...
new101 Killer Open Courseware Projects from Around the World: Ivy League and Beyond | The .Edu Toolbox
lists of sites to visit for resourcesThe Guardian Open Platform | guardian.co.uk
You can use the Open Platform to develop tools exploiting the depth and quality of the Guardian's content
The Guardian's Open PlatformGuardian launches Open Platform service to make online content available free | Media | guardian.co.uk
Innovative method of 'regionalising' news stories
Websites can now use The Guardian's huge store of articles and information to make new websitesOpen Cloud Manifesto.org
Outlines some themes of cloud computing, challenges to openness, and some principles for meeting them.Facebook in 2010: no longer a walled garden - O'Reilly Radar
A lot of what I've been working on the past two years has been built on the assumption that the model that social networks use today will fundamentally change. Social networks have largely been built on the premise of being walled gardens in such a way that users can't communicate or share content or friends across networks; put simply this is what keeps a Facebook user from being able to send a message to a MySpace user.redhat.com | Open Source World Map
A nice idea for the map sectionYouTube - Open-mindedness
A look at some of the flawed thinking that prompts people who believe in certain non-scientific concepts to advise others who don't to be more open-minded. music © QualiaSoup Category: Education Tags: open-mindedness pseudoscience paranormal supernatural contradiction anecdotal evidence prejudice close-mindedness fallacious thinking
A look at some of the flawed thinking that prompts people who believe in certain non-scientific concepts to advise others who don't to be more open-minded.Using the Open Stream API - Facebook Developers Wiki
using personal streams on facebook on other web mobile and desktop appsDailymotion - Open-mindedness - a Hi-Tech et Science video
openmindednessSeth's Blog: What kind of open are you looking for?
Seth's Blog: What kind of open are you looking for? http://bit.ly/5uFRE [from http://twitter.com/dcouturepdx/statuses/2254080263]50 Terrific Open Courseware Classes for Innovative Educators - Learn-gasm
# build, and program functioning robots using Lego robotics, then take your knowledge back to share with your students. [MIT] # Introduction to Robotics. Find out what the class at MIT built, then learn to design and build your own robotic system in this class. [MIT]OpenBitTorrent - An open tracker project
может показаться что это просто чей-то старт ап, но нет это ThePirateBayThe 100 Best Open Education Resources on the Web | MasterDegreeOnline
With these open education resources, you can take all the classes you want — not for credit, of course — without paying a dime.
Take classes in criminal justice, health sciences, IT, legal studies and more from educational pioneer Kaplan.Software Testing Tools: Software Testing Tools - Open Source Testing Tools - Testing script & Testing
Software Testing Tools: Software Testing Tools - Open Source Testing Tools - Testing script & TestingP2PU - Peer 2 Peer University / FrontPage
Free university level courses. The mission of P2PU is to leverage the power of the Internet and social software to enable communities of people to support learning for each other. P2PU combines open educational resources, structured courses, and recognition of knowledge/learning in order to offer high-quality low-cost education opportunities. It is run and governed by volunteers.
The Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) is an online community of open study groups for short university-level courses. Think of it as online book clubs for open educational resources. The P2PU helps you navigate the wealth of open education materials that are out there, creates small groups of motivated learners, and supports the design and facilitation of courses. Students and tutors get recognition for their work, and we are building pathways to formal credit as well.
Learning agents and open education
An interesting peer to peer university drawing upon freely available resources.The Data Liberation Front (the Data Liberation Front)
We intend for this site to be a central location for information on how to move your data in and out of Google products. Welcome.
"We intend for this site to be a central location for information on how to move your data in and out of Google products. Welcome." :-D
We intend for this site to be a central location for information on how to move your data in and out of Google products. Welcome. The Data Liberation Front The Data Liberation Front is an engineering team at Google whose singular goal is to make it easier for users to move their data in and out of Google products. We do this because we believe that any data that you create in or import into a product is your own. We help and consult other engineering teams within Google on how to "liberate" their products. This is our mission statementFactual
Service for basically creating shared databases: sounds quite interesting!
Factual is a platform where anyone can share and mash open data on any subject. For example, you might find a directory of California restaurants, a database of endocrinologists, or a list of American Idol finalists. We provide smart tools to help the community build and maintain a trusted source of structured data. And this data can be used through widgets and APIs to help application developers and content publishers be more innovative and productive.
open data edit
On line data collections
Data!Welcome to OpenInternet.gov
US government launch the OpenInternet. Gov site It includes videos, statements and discussion on all Federal Communication Commission activities on the issue, including coverage of broadband.
OpenInternet.gov is a place to join the discussion about the important issues facing the future of the Internet. Through this site you can stay connected to all FCC activities on the issue, and share your thoughts and ideas on open Internet.
OpenInternet.gov is a place to join the discussion about the important issues facing the future of the Internet.OpenSecrets | OpenSecrets.org Goes OpenData - Capital Eye
Portal que intenta hacer pública información sobre los secretos de Washington DC
RT @cshirky: RT THIS is a big deal. OpenSecrets.org releases 200 million [gov't] data records. Today. http://bit.ly/fdXS [from http://twitter.com/danielgillval/statuses/1512025784]
Measuring Link-Bait of Articles I have flagged in the past.
OpenSecrets.org opens up its data -- feel free to mashup information on campaign finacnce, lobbying, personal finances and much more100 Excellent Open Access Journals for Educators | Online College Tips - Online Colleges
Each year we do a guide to all open source hardware and this year there are over 125 unique projects/kits in 19 categories, up from about 60 in 2008, more than doubling the projects out there!
These are projects in which the creators have decided to completely publish all the source, schematics, firmware, software, bill of materials, parts list, drawings and "board" files to recreate the hardware - they also allow any use, including commercial. Similar to open source software like Linux, but this hardware centric
Welcome to definitive guide to open source hardware projects in 2009. First up - What is open source hardware? These are projects in which the creators have decided to completely publish all the source, schematics, firmware, software, bill of...
Open source hardware projectsOPEN WEB AWARDS: People’s Choice Winners
OPEN WEB AWARDS: People’s Choice Winners
View my * My Posts * Facebook * Twitter * LinkedIn * OPEN WEB AWARDS: People’s Choice Winners December 16th, 2008 | by Pete CashmoreComments peoplechoiceaward1Today we’re pleased to announce the winners of The 2nd Annual Open Web Awards, a multilingual, international online voting competition that covers major innovations in web technology. Through an online nominating and voting process, the Open Web Awards recognizes and honors the top achievements of websites and services in 26 categories.Official Google Blog: The meaning of open
As Google product managers, you are building something that will outlast all of us, and none of us can imagine all the ways Google will grow and touch people's lives. In that way, we are like our colleague Vint Cerf, who didn't know exactly how many networks would want to be part of this "Internet" so he set the default to open. Vint certainly got it right. I believe we will too.
Google ManifestoHow the OAuth Security Battle Was Won, Open Web Style - ReadWriteWeb
And that's how a decentralized community solved a security threat in an open identity spec, quickly. One company (Twitter) took a risk at implementing a new technology advocated by an employee of another company (Yahoo's Hammer-Lahav), then an engineer at yet another company found the beginning of the security hole, then news of the whole problem was sent out to contacts on a Wiki, an email list was formed, companies donated their employees' valuable time to aid in the effort, everyone more or less kept their mouths shut (including the unfairly criticized Twitter) and then everyone worked together to find a solution just in time. I think that's a pretty cool story.
RT @jayrosen_nyu: I understood about 40% of this, but wow, what a story. How OAuth Security Battle Was Won, Open Web Style http://tr.im/jICt [from http://twitter.com/CircleReader/statuses/1617435709]
At some point in conversation Hammer-Lahav realized that the problem went far beyond the Twitter implementation. The OAuth protocol had an inherent vulnerability; big companies like Google, Netflix and Yahoo had implemented OAuth and scores of tiny startups had too... OAuth has support, but it doesn't have a centralized authority ready to deal with problems like this. Over the next week a story unfolded as the community moved to deal with the security issue. It's a dramatic story.10 Greatest Open Source Software Of 2009
10 Greatest Open Source Software Of 20090x1fff: 35 Google open-source projects that you probably don't know
"I for one, welcome our new overlords"The open, social web | FactoryCity
Open Social Web - Presentation
Chris Messina of OpenID, Citizen Agency, and Flock fame, presents on the open, social web.Unlocking innovation | data.gov.uk
UK government stats online
UK government opens up its data - using Drupal!A PC from the community for the community - Open-PC.com
A PC from the Linux community for the Linux community
The Open-PC is a PC for everyday use built by the Linux community for the Linux community. We use only free software. Your help will be welcomed, to make our project even better.33 Best of the Best Open Source Content Management Systems | Chemist2dio Labs
Sammanställnig av öppna & gratis kurser från många stora universitet etc.
We’ve scoured the internet to bring you the top 50 university courseware collections. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular subject, or seeing if you like what a particular university has to offer in terms of courses, then this is the list for you.
for a life filled with learningApostrophe Now!
Apostrophe is a content management system - an open source plugin for the Symfony framework - designed for maximum flexibility with a minimal learning curve. The interface is ergonomic, all content-editing is performed in-context. Manage levels of user permission. Organize and integrate photos and videos in the media library. Create complex page hierarchies quickly.
Apostrophe is a content management system designed for maximum flexibility with a minimal learning curve. The interface is ergonomic, all content-editing is performed in-context. Manage levels of user permission. Organize and integrate photos and videos in the media library. Create complex page hierarchies quickly.
sistema CMS para symfony100 Free Open Courseware Classes About Open Source Everything
Open-tube is a technology blog maintained by a group of IT Consultants with more than 10 years of experience in domains like Telecom, User Interface, Applications, System Integration and Project management.
Noticias do mundo OpenSource70 Awesome Open Source Tools for Graphic Designers
Open source is a concept of free sharing of technical information that has been around for much longer than most of us would imagine. When we think of open source today, we usually think of software. As wonderful and widely used as open source software is, according to Linus Torvalds, "the future is open source everything." From foods and beverages to scientific and health research studies and advanced technological innovations, the world has turned to open source.
really informativeThe Four Pillars of an Open Civic System - O'Reilly Radar
Oivaltava artikkeli siitä, kenen kaikkien välillä ja mihin suuntaan datan tulee liikkua (hallinto-kansalaiset) (kansalaiset-hallinto) (hallinto-hallinto) ja (kansalaiset-kansalaiset) What we really want (or what I really want anyway) is not simply government transparency, but an open civic system - a civic system that operates, and flourishes, as a fully open system, for whatever level we happen to be talking about - federal, state, city, neighborhood, whatever. And transparency is a big part of that open civic system, but it is still only one part. In fact there are four parts to a functioning open civic system. These are:
Citizen to Citizen (C2C). Okay so now we have both open G2C and C2G data flows going, and that's great - huge amplification of civic activity, great realization of efficiency with regards to interaction between government and people. But there are all sorts of ways to improve civic life that don't really need to involve the government at all - what about those things? That's where Citizen to Citizen, or C2C, data flows come in. C2C is the citizens' brigade of data flow - it's the people doing it for themselves, whatever "it" happens to be. Clever Commute, in New Jersey, is one example of a great C2C data flow.
By John Geraci
Comments on Open Government (eGov in the UK)Bulk Data Downloads: A Breakthrough in Government Transparency - O'Reilly Radar
Wow this is potentially huge! Thoughts? RT @timoreilly:Bulk Data Downloads:A Breakthrough in Government Transparency http://bit.ly/EizO3 [from http://twitter.com/jhelmus/statuses/1283585077]
On getting greater access to government documents and data, with an amendment now in the HouseBBC NEWS | Technology | UK government backs open source
Licences for the use of open source software are generally free of charge and embrace open standards, and the code that powers the programs can be modified without fear of trampling on intellectual property or copyright.
The UK government says it will accelerate the use of open source software in public services.
The UK government has said it will accelerate the use of open source software in public services. The shift from proprietary standards could save the government £600m a year.Lifehacker - AlternativeTo Suggests Software Alternatives - Search engines
AlternativeTo Suggests Software AlternativesPanda: Open Source Video Platform For Websites
Panda: Open Source Video Platform For Websites - http://techcrunch.com/2008/09/16/panda-open-source-video-platform-for-websites/
Panda, an open source project, will let any site owner willing to do a little coding and integration work to allow user video uploads and playback. Think YouTube in a box.
Eine Open Source Video Plattform, die man auf einem Amazon Web Service laufen lassen kann. Ermöglicht Video-Uploads und das Abspielen von Videos auf der eigenen Homepage. YouTube in a box.Mac mini Colocation
RT @draenews: Del Mac mini Colocation: http://bit.ly/bT6yrp
mac mini 2009
So, enough with the sales pitch. We had a call from the Apple Store first thing this morning saying they had a mini for us. (The Business Consultants there know we really like our minis.) So, here is the Mac mini unboxing and quick look inside. All the images are clickable to really, really big images. Hopefully you'll find something we missed and we can add it.
Unboxing and Disassembly Photos of the New Mac Mini5 Free and Open-Source Software Alternatives for Small Businesses
What many business owners and managers don't realize is that they can get all the software they need to run a business, 100% free of charge.How to Install Android on Your iPhone - PCWorld
Putting the old 3G to use