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About PeerTube - QueerTube
À propos de PeerTube

PeerTube est une plateforme de streaming vidéo fédérée (ActivityPub) qui utilise P2P (WebTorrent) directement depuis le navigateur web.

C'est un logiciel libre et open-source, sous licence AGPLv3.

Pour plus d'informations, merci de visiter
tools  video  opensource 
october 2018 by juliusbeezer
An introduction to Mastodon |
It solves the ownership problem in both the literal and emotional sense: the code, being open source (AGPL), is owned by everyone, and the nodes themselves are so numerous that users can shop around to find a community that best suits them, or start a personal node.

Each node, being independently run and managed, can be used as a private node, or it can be open to other users, it can block users or feeds, or it can accept feeds. Control is truly placed in the hands of the users, and yet the end result is a truly social network.

Mastodon is one implementation of GNU Social focusing on a good, clean user interface and a low barrier-to-entry for self-hosting.

And it's spreading like wildfire as the premier Twitter alternative.
twitter  tools  opensource 
april 2017 by juliusbeezer
Intro FAQ - Official Kodi Wiki
Kodi® media center, formerly known as XBMC Media Center, is an award-winning free and open source cross-platform software media player and entertainment hub for digital media for HTPCs (Home theater PCs). It uses a 10-foot user interface designed to be a media player for the living-room, using a remote control as the primary input device. Its graphical user interface (GUI) allows the user to easily browse and view videos, photos, podcasts, and music from a harddrive, optical disc, local network, and the internet using only a few buttons. The Kodi project is managed by the non-profit XBMC Foundation, and developed by volunteers located around the world. Since its creation in 2003 more than 500 software developers have contributed to Kodi, and around 60 developers on regular basis. Also 200-plus translators have worked to expand its reach, making it available in more than 72 languages.
television  software  hardware  music  video  opensource 
january 2017 by juliusbeezer
The 3D Printing Revolution That Wasn’t
Writing on, former employee Isaac Anderson placed the blame for those three machines’ problems squarely on MakerBot’s decision to go closed source. They could no longer rely on their old customer base of “capable hobbyists who provided tech-savvy feedback and suggestions for improvement.” The new class of buyers, he wrote, “were largely incapable non-hobbyists with no useful feedback, only unrealistic expectations.”...

3D printing technology still isn’t reliable enough, fast enough, or cheap enough to supplant injection molding or traditional, subtractive manufacturing processes.

It’s also not a simple process. If you want to print out original pieces, you need to know how to do 3D design, which admittedly has become much simpler thanks to online software like TinkerCAD. But an extruder head might become jammed during printing. The print bed might warp. The finished print might be crooked, which means you have to re-orient the part for printing. “There’s a ton of work involved. It’s not a thing where you can push a button and get what you were imagining,” says Rockhold.
printing  freesoftware  opensource 
december 2016 by juliusbeezer
A short critique of Stallmanism
To primarily tech-savvy free software users, this might appear not to be true: we indeed have a choice regarding software we want to use. But again, underlying logic here is that of individualism. We ought to look at software not as mere isolated commodities among which we can freely pick, but rather as a social phenomena: defined by its production, usage, and its function in society. It then becomes clear that as the fruits of programmers' labor are essentially closed down and rented to the rest of society, that society is not free.

This type rhetoric breeds elitism (perceived or actual): we give off the message, implicitly, that using free software makes us more virtuous than those who don't. To the outsider, our demands can then seem as mere expressions of personal preference, in the best case, or, attacks on their own preferences, in the worst -- even though our motivations really may lie in the desire for commonly owned software.
freesoftware  opensource  psychology  authoritarianism 
december 2016 by juliusbeezer
The Libreboot C201 from Minifree is really really really ridiculously open source | TechCrunch
Open source laptops — ones not running any commercial software whatsoever — have been the holy grail for free software fans for years. Now, with the introduction of libreboot, a truly open source boot firmware, the dream is close to fruition.

The $730 laptop is a bog standard piece of hardware but it contains only open source software. The OS, Debian, is completely open source; to avoid closed software the company has added an Atheros Wi-Fi dongle with open source drivers rather than use the built-in Wi-Fi chip.

Open source is not just fun, it’s also wildly important. While Linux on the desktop is still years away, Debian is already fully featured and fun to use and the Libreboot project goes the last mile by ensuring everything is open source from boot time to shutdown.

The laptop itself simply runs a quad-core 1.8GHz ARM CPU (Rockchip RK3288) and has 4GB RAM with 16GB built-in eMMC storage. You can add more storage with a microSD card. It has an 11-inch screen and a three-year warranty.
hardware  opensource  tools 
december 2016 by juliusbeezer
Open Source Malaria’s First Paper | Intermolecular
Open Source Malaria (OSM) publishes its first paper today. The project was a real thrill, because of the contributors. I’d like to thank them.

Skepticism about open source research is often based on assumptions: that people will be too busy or insufficiently motivated to participate, or that there will be a cacophony of garbage contributions if a project is open to anyone. I’m not sure where such assumptions come from – perhaps people look first for ways that things might fail. We can draw upon many experiences of the open source software movement that would suggest such assumptions are poor. We can draw on successful examples of open collaboration in other areas of science, such as the Human Genome Project and the projects it has spawned, as well as examples in mathematics and astrophysics. This OSM paper addresses open source as applied to drug discovery, i.e. experimental, wet lab science in an area where we normally expect to need secrecy, for patents. It is based on the experience of 4-5 years of work and describes the first series examined by OSM. The paper argues strongly against these assumptions, since:

Many people contributed enthusiastically
The contributions came from a wide range of institutions, from Pharma through to Universities, from undergrads through to professors.
Those contributions, many of which were unsolicited, were of a high quality.
openscience  opensource  opennotebook  open  medicine 
october 2016 by juliusbeezer
Fifty shades of open | Pomerantz | First Monday
From the common ancestor Free Software, the term “open” diversified, filling a wide range of niches. The Open Source Definition gave rise to a number of other definitions, articulating openness for everything from hardware to knowledge. Inspired by the political philosophy of openness, the Open Society Institute funded the meeting at which the Budapest Open Access Initiative declaration was created. Open Access then gave rise to a wide range of other opens concerned with scholarship, publication, and cultural heritage generally. This spread of openness can be seen as the diversification of a powerful idea into a wide range of resources and services. It can also be seen more importantly as the arrival, society-wide, of an idea whose time has come ... an idea with political, legal, and cultural impacts.

There is a crucial distinction to be made between a resource being shared, and being truly open. That difference lies in the use of an open license.
open  openaccess  openness  opensource 
june 2016 by juliusbeezer
Autism, genius, and the power of obliviousness | Armed and Dangerous
I also have the advantage that my peer network has been stiff with geniuses for forty years. I’ve logged a lot of time interacting with both autistic and non-autistic geniuses, and I’m anthropologically observant. So hear this:

Yes, there is an enabling superpower that autists have through damage and accident, but non-autists like me have to cultivate: not giving a shit about monkey social rituals.

Neurotypicals spend most of their cognitive bandwidth on mutual grooming and status-maintainance activity. They have great difficulty sustaining interest in anything that won’t yield a near-immediate social reward. By an autist’s standards (or mine) they’re almost always running in a hamster wheel as fast as they can, not getting anywhere.
culture  psychology  anthropology  opensource 
march 2016 by juliusbeezer
Interview with Donald Knuth | Interview with Donald Knuth | InformIT
Andrew Binstock: You are one of the fathers of the open-source revolution, even if you aren’t widely heralded as such. You previously have stated that you released TeX as open source because of the problem of proprietary implementations at the time, and to invite corrections to the code—both of which are key drivers for open-source projects today. Have you been surprised by the success of open source since that time?

Donald Knuth: The success of open source code is perhaps the only thing in the computer field that hasn’t surprised me during the past several decades. But it still hasn’t reached its full potential; I believe that open-source programs will begin to be completely dominant as the economy moves more and more from products towards services, and as more and more volunteers arise to improve the code.

For example, open-source code can produce thousands of binaries, tuned perfectly to the configurations of individual users, whereas commercial software usually will exist in only a few versions. A generic binary executable file must include things like inefficient "sync" instructions that are totally inappropriate for many installations; such wastage goes away when the source code is highly configurable. This should be a huge win for open source.
opensource  programming  software 
march 2016 by juliusbeezer
The Plain Person’s Guide to Plain Text Social Science
I recommend you write prose and code using a good text editor; analyze quantitative data with R or Stata; minimize error by storing your work in a simple format (plain text is best), and make a habit of documenting what you’ve done. For data analysis, consider using a format like RMarkdown and tools like Knitr to make your work more easily reproducible for your future self. Use Pandoc to turn your plain-text documents into PDF, HTML, or Word files to share with others. Keep your projects in a version control system. Back everything up regularly. Make your computer work for you by automating as many of these steps as you can.

To help you get started, I provide a drop-in set of useful defaults to get started with Emacs (a powerful, free text-editor). I share some templates and style files that can get you quickly from plain text to various output formats. And I point to several alternatives, because no humane person should recommend Emacs without presenting some other options as well.
Two ongoing computing revolutions are tending to pull in opposite directions. On one side, the mobile, cloud-centered, touch-screen, phone-or-tablet model has brought powerful computing to more people than ever before. This revolution is the one everyone is talking about, because it is happening on a huge scale and is where all the money is. In practice it puts single-purpose applications in the foreground and hides from the user both the workings of the operating system and (especially) the structure of the file system where items are stored and moved around.

On the other side, open-source tools for plain-text coding, data analysis, and writing are also better and more accessible than they have ever been. This has happened on a smaller scale than the first revolution, of course. But still, these tools really have revolutionized the availability and practice of data analysis and scientific computing generally. They continue to do so, too, as people work to make them better at everything from slurping up data on the web to presenting it there. These tools mostly work by gluing together separate, specialized widgets into a reproducible workflow. They are “bitty” or granular because the process of data analysis is that way as well. They do much less to hide the operating system layer—instead they often directly mesh with it—and they also presuppose a working knowledge of the file system underpinning the organization of the things the researcher is using or creating, from data files to code to figures and final papers.
writing  tools  text_tools  sciencepublishing  scholarly  opensource  coding  git 
march 2016 by juliusbeezer ~ everything I say is false...
I managed to get MicroPython compiling and running on the mkit! There is a surprisingly large amount of room: I could enable floating point support, aribitrary precision integers, most of the Python features and a few builtin modules. The REPL works over the USB-UART with history and tab completion. It even has a working ctrl-C (meaning you can break out of an infinite loop). I implemented a basic "pyb" module with LED and Switch classes, and a delay function. So you can do something like:

led = pyb.LED(1)
while True:
hardware  opensource  python  coding  education 
october 2015 by juliusbeezer
HyperCore Linux
Status - HyperOS is very new, recommended for early adopters only. You can npm install linux -g today to get HyperCore on OS X, but we are still working on additional CLI tools that incorporate the rest of the HyperOS components. Have an idea for a use case? You can chat with us in freenode/#dat or in gitter.

HyperOS is a set of components that make it easy to quickly download and run containerized software on top of version controlled data in a reproducible way without sacrificing performance.

It's made and maintained by the team that works on dat, a dataset version control tool. We build tools to improve scientific research reproducibility and working on ways to make container runtime tools accessible to scientific use cases like sharing and running version controlled code + data pipelines.
linux  opensource  openscience  database  replication 
october 2015 by juliusbeezer
Science in the Open » Blog Archive » PolEcon of OA Publishing II: What’s the technical problem with reforming scholarly publishing?
the majority of content passes through the hands of medium sized players, and players with no real interest in technical developments. These publishers are blocked. Without a significant structural change in the industry it is unlikely we will see significant change. To my mind that structural change can only happen if a platform is developed that provides scale by supporting across multiple publishers. Again, to my mind, that can only be provided by an Open Source platform. One with a real community program behind it. No medium sized publisher wants to shift to a new proprietary platform which will just lock them in again. But publishers across the board have collectively demonstrated a lack of willingness as well as a lack of understanding of what an Open Source Project really is.
openaccess  opensource  tools  publishing  sciencepublishing  software 
october 2015 by juliusbeezer
Frequently Yelled Statements |
"This is censorship!"

"No, it’s not. I’m not preventing you from speaking. I just don’t have to listen."

Twitter tool that widens out block to social media entourage of certain key accounts, with whitelist reinclusion on appeal.
twitter  attention  opensource  git 
july 2015 by juliusbeezer
Open Data Platform: the answer to a question no one asked?
At the heart of this squabble lie profound, longstanding differences in the business models of Cloudera and Hortonworks. Both are key members and prolific contributors to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the governance body that oversees the open-source development of Hadoop through the voluntary, collaborative efforts of individual software engineers, many of whom work at competing companies.

Both Cloudera and Hortonworks distribute the core Hadoop code developed by ASF – but that is where their paths diverge.

On the one hand, Hortonworks has always pursued a ‘pure’ open-source model: all the software it distributes, for free, is based on ASF-developed code. The company makes its money solely on the enterprise subscriptions it levies for supporting these products.

On the other hand, Cloudera makes its money by selling proprietary extensions to Hadoop - for example, its Cloudera Manager management suite.
opensource  development 
april 2015 by juliusbeezer
A look at open digital humanities today |
To facilitate using the materials in the Internet Archive, Lincoln Mullen, Assistant Professor at George Mason University, has developed a package for R which uses the Internet Archive API to search for items, download metadata, and retrieve the associated files. Mullen's Internet Archive R package is available on GitHub.
Learn how to use OpenRefine

Formerly known as Google Refine, OpenRefine is a powerful tool for exploring and cleaning up large data sets. Let's say, for example, that you have a data set that is contains, gender, age, and a favorite book, and you wanted to start analyzing the data for trends. Before you do that, you'd really need to make sure the data is consistent.
digitalhumanities  opensource  R 
march 2015 by juliusbeezer
A low-cost, open source solution for bike share systems |
The Bike Kitchen started WhiteBikes in Bratislava after a failed attempt by the city to finance a similar program. At first users shared donated bikes with the same lock code. They needed a system that would work somewhat automatically without the need for manual rentals (e.g. somebody giving out bicycles).

From there, smsBikeShare was born. Users registered with a mobile phone number and could send basic SMS commands (RENT, RETURN, FREE, WHERE, etc.). The system used an inexpensive SMS gateway API and a local message-back number to receive and respond to messages. Shared bicycles have a coded U-lock with a four-digit number, and upon renting a bike, users receive a code to unlock the bicycle and another to reset it to once they are done.
cycling  opensource 
march 2015 by juliusbeezer
Oui, explique Douglas Carnall dans un édito militant du même BMJ, intitulé «Le futur libre des logiciels médicaux». Et ça pourrait l’être encore plus s’il arrivait à la médecine, grande consommatrice d’informatique, ce qui est déjà arrivé aux activités sur lesquelles les gentilles entreprises de logiciels (telle Microsoft) ont mis la main. De plus en plus, notre société s’organise autour de l’information. Mais la médecine davantage encore que les autres domaines : c’est de fond en comble qu’elle est en passe d’être transformée par les nouveaux moyens de production, de transport et de stockage de l’information. Et c’est pour cela que les médecins doivent absolument en garder la maîtrise. ... Avec passion, Carnall plaide donc pour introduire au plus vite une révolution en médecine : celle des logiciels libres, gratuits, dont le code source est connu de tous.
français  opensource  bmj  dcarticle 
february 2015 by juliusbeezer
CDC: CDC Keyword
Open is a term used across an array of digital and networked projects and artifacts, from government data initiatives and online teaching materials to software code and digital publishing. While the term has been in use in the contexts of political theory (Popper, 1962a; 1962b), philosophy (Bergson, 1935) and general systems theory (Bertalanffy, 1960) for a long time, contemporary uses of openness are often indebted to the open source software practices of the 1990s and the distinct but related Free Software Movement which preceded it. In this context, open as ‘open source’ was understood as a particular mode of software development (cf. Raymond, 2000) underpinned by ‘permissive’ intellectual property licenses. This legal framework ensured access to the human readable ‘source code’ of a program, thereby allowing anyone to contribute to a software project or to start a new project based on the pre-existing code. Transformations that took place on the web from the early 2000s onwards – variously described as increased participation, collaboration, the flattening of hierarchies, sharing culture, meritocracy, user-generated content, produsage, crowdsourcing, or commons-based peer production – either drew inspiration from the practices of open source software or were retrospectively likened to it, and this has led to a proliferation things described as open. Openness now simultaneously works across legal, technical, organizational, economic, and political registers. It is a core guiding principle of several of the most powerful players on the web (including Google and Facebook) and is increasingly taken up by governments to describe their modus operandi in a world transformed by digital networks. The Digital Humanities, which is here one domain among others, is no different. This from the Digital Humanities Manifesto (2008): “the digital is the realm of the open: open source, open resources, open doors. Anything that attempts to close this space should be recognized for what it is: the enemy.”
open  openness  openaccess  opensource  openstandards  openscience  digitalhumanities  theory 
october 2014 by juliusbeezer
Why Open Source Is Becoming A Big Developer-Recruiting Tool - ReadWrite
open source is not "naive ideology," but rather is "like the breeze from an open window; it keeps things from going stale," both in terms of code and in terms of people.
facebook  opensource 
october 2014 by juliusbeezer
Major award from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation | is a 501(c) not-for-profit working to develop an open source solution supporting annotation of web documents, building on top of the Open Knowledge Foundation’s Annotator project, and contributing to and utilizing the Open Annotation standard.
peerreview  commenting  sciencepublishing  arxiv  openstandards  opensource 
july 2014 by juliusbeezer
thanks, don’t mind if we do. | Impactstory blog
With most big companies you could hand over your source code and your business plan and they still would not be a threat to you.
open  altmetrics  opensource  openscience 
june 2014 by juliusbeezer
OPAL - from Open Health Care UK
OPAL is open source patient list and ward management software for the NHS.
healthcarerecordsystems  healthcare  uk  opensource 
june 2014 by juliusbeezer
Linux backdoor squirts code into SSH to keep its badness buried • The Register Forums
It depends on what part of the code you're working on, but generally, when you submit a patch, it is reviewed and signed off by the maintainer of that particular module or bit of code that you have worked on--he or she will have had a good look at your code or ask someone else to do so since his (her) reputation depends on it, more likely than not they're also being paid to do this so a double incentive. If patches are overly complicated, too long, or not well understood, they (IME) tend to be rejected and you are told what it is that the maintainer did not like about them so you can correct it--it may be nothing wrong with the code itself, but for example a patch that is poorly documented or fixes more than one unrelated thing is very likely to be rejected.

Latter on, your changes and everyone else's are forwarded up the chain to someone who looks after a whole section of the kernel, e.g., all video drivers, who will take a second, more high-level look--at this point it is more likely that attention will focus on the commit comments rather than the code itself, but critical, novel, or interesting parts of it may get glanced over. Finally, one of the big bosses will commit to the main tree. Afterwards, vendors may reverse the process somewhat, incorporate their own changes, etc., before the thing gets fed to the compiler.

In short, kernel code does get looked at by a very many pairs of eyes--it's just that, as you may expect, not every pair of eyes looks at every line of code
linux  security  opensource 
november 2013 by juliusbeezer
Linux backdoor squirts code into SSH to keep its badness buried • The Register Forums
It's not so much that having the source code solves all problems. It's that hiding the source code solves no problems and creates new ones. If no-one can see the source code then it is very easy to make programs do things other than their advertised purpose. If anyone can see the source code, then you can try putting malware in your program, but you might get caught, so you are less likely to try. You might think that no-one will look at the code, but you can't be sure. I think you're right that most code is not looked at, or not looked at in the right places by the right people. But exploits *are* found and fixed in widely used open source programs, so at least we can see something is working. There are no certainties, only tradeoffs. A malware writer trades effort needed to make malware against expected value of information stolen. An end user trades effort spent attempting to prevent or detect malware against value of the information that needs protecting. Open source definitely increases the effort a malware writer needs to make to hide their work. Whether it reduces the effort you need to spend on prevention and detection probably depends on what you are doing
security  linux  opensource 
november 2013 by juliusbeezer
Why ‘open’ isn’t progressive anymore | Mercedes Bunz
the essay lays bare the ambiguity of openness by investigating its links to neoliberal forces. For this, Tkasz works his articulate way not only through political theory (Popper’s “The Open Society”, Hayek) but also to the free software movement (GNU, Open Source), Google’s business strategies, or the Tea Party’s political campaigns. Holding on to its general progressive potential, he explores its political weakness and points us directly to its problem:

“there is something about openness, about the mobilisation of the open and its conceptual allies, that actively works against making (…) closures visible.”
open  politics  opensource  openaccess 
november 2013 by juliusbeezer
Open Access Toolset Alliance
Some sort of umbrella org for OA OS tools via @irynakuchma
openaccess  opensource  publishing  software  tools  text 
september 2013 by juliusbeezer
The Meme Hustler | Evgeny Morozov | The Baffler
Korzybski’s point, if fully absorbed, is that a metaphor is primarily a way of framing issues such that we don’t see something we might otherwise see.
opensource  attention  philosophy  rms 
september 2013 by juliusbeezer
SSLkeys - Debian Wiki
And the ramifications for Debian (interestingly widespread)
opensource  security  ssl06 
september 2013 by juliusbeezer
Debian, OpenSSL, and a lack of cooperation []
LWN's inquest into SSL flaw: poor comms between "upstream" and "downstream" blameable; but individual accountability looks plausible.
security  opensource  ssl06 
september 2013 by juliusbeezer
Links » Debian and OpenSSL: The Aftermath
The blame game following Debian SSL vulnerability 2006-2008. It does seem that the process was sufficiently open for there to be nowhere to hide: though "the moderation lag" that evidently hindered the discussion is interesting...
security  opensource  ssl06 
september 2013 by juliusbeezer
The Underhanded C Contest » About
More evidence that software due diligence is a subtle business.
programming  security  opensource  ssl06 
august 2013 by juliusbeezer
PLOS Computational Biology: Ten Simple Rules for the Open Development of Scientific Software
Publication of the source code you write not only can increase your impact, but also is essential if others are to be able to reproduce your results. Reproducibility is a tenet of computational science, and critical for pipelines employed in data-driven biological research... If you have the choice, embracing an open approach to development has tremendous benefits. It allows you to build on the work of other scientists, and enables others to build on your own efforts. To make the development of open scientific software more rewarding and the experience of using software more positive, the following ten rules are intended to serve as a guide for any computational scientist.
openaccess  opensource  freesoftware  programming  software 
december 2012 by juliusbeezer
Moorfields opens eyes to open source - Government Computing Network
Asked why Moorfields decided on in-house development, Aylward responds: "The commercial model providing the sort of functionality that clinicians need has utterly failed. That's a very brief summary of the national programme, but if you throw £11bn at a problem and you don't get any results, it is unlikely that it is the right model.

"We looked at all the commercial systems available and there was nothing that even comes close to matching our requirements from the clinical point of view, so it was really the only solution to get what we wanted."

He maintains that the OpenEyes model involves real clinical engagement; ophthalmologists are specifying what they want and within a very short timescale Moorfields' IT team are turning that into something they can use.
opensource  healthcare  healthcarerecordsystems 
september 2012 by juliusbeezer
Geeks that love the NHS and fix it: second NHS Hack Day - IDC Insights
report from NHS Hack Day II; note Moorfields now has open source EHR system, though "only 10% of trusts" elsewhere would be capable of rolling it out
opensource  healthcare  healthcarerecordsystems 
september 2012 by juliusbeezer
Pop Up Archive is open-source software to help producers preserve sound, painlessly » Nieman Journalism Lab
help radio producers archive and organize their raw tape with simple web-based software
To dump raw material onto a hard drive is effortless, thoughtless. To delete it — what if you need something again some day? — is harder. And to find that something again some day is, often, excruciating.

Anne Wootton and Bailey Smith are building open-source software and partnering with the Internet Archive to streamline the entire workflow of a radio producer — from ingestion to cataloging to eventual distribution.

"It’s actually easier to lose your material that’s digital than it is to lose something that was on a tape,” Smith told me. Data gets corrupted, or just lost. Thousands of files called 000001.WAV become meaningless to humans.

Omeka, the open-source archiving and publishing software. Once the user drops raw audio files onto an FTP site, she can tag those files in Omeka with rich metadata (record date, air date, location, interviewer, interviewee) using a web-based form. Their software normalizes the metadata using PBCore, an emerging standard in public media. (For example: Is it called a story, feature, or piece?) The user could also upload copies of the audio to the Internet Archive and SoundCloud.
archiving  sound  opensource  news 
september 2012 by juliusbeezer
Open Monograph Press | Public Knowledge Project
OMP is an open source software platform for managing the editorial workflow required to see monographs, edited volumes and, scholarly editions through internal and external review, editing, cataloguing, production, and publication. OMP will operate, as well, as a press website with catalog, distribution, and sales capacities.
opensource  openaccess  publishing  sciencepublishing  scholarly  tools  software 
september 2012 by juliusbeezer
Features |
Open sourced cloud admin solution
opensource  tools  backup 
june 2012 by juliusbeezer
Unilever Centre for Molecular Informatics, Cambridge - Open Access and Eric Raymond « petermr's blog
The reason for the this stance in the OSD wasn’t actually philosophical, it was brutally practical. The problem is that there is no bright-line definition of “commercial use”. Licenses with a no-commercial-use provision make it too difficult to reason about your rights are. Such uncertainty exerts a chilling effect on reuses which must be permitted if “openness” is to have any meaning.
opensource  openaccess 
march 2012 by juliusbeezer
Main Page - Open Source Ecology
Open Source Ecology is a movement dedicated to the collaborative development of tools for replicable, open source, modern off-grid "resilient communities." By using permaculture and digital fabrication together to provide for basic needs and open source methodology to allow low cost replication of the entire operation, we hope to empower anyone who desires to move beyond the struggle for survival and "evolve to freedom."
opensource  technology  cool  agriculture 
january 2011 by juliusbeezer
The Monkeysphere Project
The Monkeysphere project's goal is to extend OpenPGP's web of trust to new areas of the Internet to help us securely identify servers we connect to, as well as each other while we work online. The suite of Monkeysphere utilities provides a framework to transparently leverage the web of trust for authentication of TLS/SSL communications through the normal use of tools you are familiar with, such as your web browser or secure shell. Everyone who has used a web browser has been interrupted by the "Are you sure you want to connect?" warning message when the browser finds the site's certificate unacceptable. But web browser vendors (e.g. Microsoft or Mozilla) should not be responsible for determining whom (or what) the user trusts to certify the authenticity of a website, or the identity of another user online. The user herself should have the final say, and designation of trust should be done on the basis of human interaction. Monkeysphere aims to make that possibility a reality.
security  software  trust  opensource  web  linux  networking 
july 2010 by juliusbeezer
Truly Open Data - O'Reilly Radar
I'm kicking myself because I've been taking far too narrow an interpretation of "an open source approach". I've been focused on getting people to release data. That's the data analogue of tossing code over the wall, and we know it takes more than a tarball on an FTP server to get the benefits of open source. The same is true of data.
sciencepublishing  internet  opensource  openscience  opendata 
march 2010 by juliusbeezer
How to Compete Against Open Source Competition | Software by Rob
in answering "Why would you pay for something when you can get the same thing for free?" addresses most of weaknesses of free software movement.
opensource  attention 
august 2009 by juliusbeezer
Remixing Angie Byron to create the next Million Mozillians |
The fact is, there are A LOT more people who see of problem/bug/missing feature in open source than those who want to see it fixed or can do something about it... How do we shift people from "That's Dumb" to saying "I want to see it fixed" and from "I want to see it fixed" to "I can do something about it!" This is where I think effective community management has the most to offer - developing a tools, a culture and environment that is encouraging, supportive and still effective and efficient.
opensource  freesoftware  politics  community 
july 2009 by juliusbeezer
MediaBugs rethinks corrections by taking a page from programmers » Nieman Journalism Lab
$335,000 funding for site which will treat journalistic error using opensource bug tracking software.
journalism  media  opensource  feedback  corrections  bugtracker 
july 2009 by juliusbeezer

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