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Open Data Institute
"The Open Data Institute is catalysing the evolution of open data culture to create economic, environmental, and social value. It helps unlock supply, generates demand, creates and disseminates knowledge to address local and global issues."
open-data  academic-center  institute  research  open  access 
august 2014 by tsuomela
Apple After Steve Jobs: Does a Closed Software Company Need a Genius? : The New Yorker
"So what’s a technology firm to do? Each faces the open/closed question, and here is how to answer it. First and foremost, there will always be a complex tradeoff between closed and open designs, so there is no use being too religious in either direction. It is easy to underestimate open designs (no one thought Wikipedia would work), but even open systems need some points of control. In the end, the better your vision and design skills, the more closed you can try to be. If you think your product designers can duplicate the nearly error-free performance of Jobs over the past twelve years, go for it. But if mere mortals run your firm, or if you’re facing an extremely unpredictable future, the economics of error suggest an open system is safer. Maybe rely on this test: wake up, look in the mirror, and ask yourself, Am I Steve Jobs?"
business  management  open  closed  business-model  innovation  technology  open-source 
february 2013 by tsuomela
Science as an open enterprise - Report | Royal Society
"The Science as an open enterprise report highlights the need to grapple with the huge deluge of data created by modern technologies in order to preserve the principle of openness and to exploit data in ways that have the potential to create a second open science revolution. "
science  big-data  open  report  digital-library  data-curation 
august 2012 by tsuomela
Review: “Free Ride: How Digital Parasites are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back” « The Scholarly Kitchen
"I recently finished a book entitled, “Free Ride: How Digital Parasites are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back.” It’s a fascinating insight into how the digital revolution, which was meant to spawn a resurgent era of artistic and creative productivity, has instead turned into an exploitative decade with technology companies and “free content” advocates undercutting the very foundations of what the author, Robert Levine, calls “the culture business.” The result? Droves of dispirited, underfunded, and beleaguered artists, authors, editors, reporters, critics, performers, musicians, and creative businesses in their wake."
book  review  free  technology  open  digital  culture  art  music  money  economics  commons  intellectual-property  copyright  business 
august 2012 by tsuomela
Doc Searls Weblog · Edging toward the fully licensed world
"By losing the free and open Internet, and free and open devices to interact with it — and even such ordinary things as physical books and music media — we reduce the full scope of both markets and civilization.

But that’s hard to see when the walled gardens are so rich with short-term benefits."
internet  culture  design  social-media  open  enclosure  commons 
march 2012 by tsuomela
I killed the Internet —
"When­ever I bumped into a silo like Face­book, I may have grum­bled but I didn’t leave. In fact, I pushed more con­tent into it, not ask­ing that it push con­tent back out. I did that because that’s where the read­ers were, where I could get more users, etc…

When my smart phone provider decided to put a cap on how much band­width I could use on my unlim­ited plan, I didn’t leave because I had to be on a net­work where I could con­tinue using my iPhone/iPad/Kindle/Whateverdevice. I grum­bled on Twit­ter and may have done a tum­blr post but I didn’t walk away.

When the politi­cians started talk­ing about things like Net Neu­tral­ity or other weird acronyms like PIPA/SOPA/ACTA/etc I may have pushed back for that law but I didn’t make it clear that any­thing that attacks the Inter­net attacks the peo­ple and thus under­mines democracy.

I think you may real­ize that I’m not alone in these behav­iors and the truth is: I may have killed the inter­net… but so did you."
internet  open  culture  control  social-media  technology-effects  privacy  protocol  facebook  commercial  business 
march 2012 by tsuomela
OA tracking project - OAD
This is a cluster of lists and other information about the open access tracking project (OATP).
The OATP is a social tagging project to capture new OA developments comprehensively and in real time.
open-access  intellectual-property  tracking  projects  open 
september 2010 by tsuomela
The Open Biological and Biomedical Ontologies
The OBO Foundry is a collaborative experiment involving developers of science-based ontologies who are establishing a set of principles for ontology development with the goal of creating a suite of orthogonal interoperable reference ontologies in the biomedical domain. The groups developing ontologies who have expressed an interest in this goal are listed below, followed by other relevant efforts in this domain.
biology  database  development  ontology  metadata  science  open  semantic-web  bioinformatics  open-science  data-curation  project(Utenn) 
may 2010 by tsuomela
Open Society Institute and Soros Foundations Network
The Open Society Institute works to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve its mission, OSI seeks to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. On a local level, OSI implements a range of initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media. At the same time, OSI builds alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information. OSI places a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities
politics  economics  community  social  activism  international  sustainability  democracy  funding  grants  open  global  philanthropy  foundation 
february 2010 by tsuomela
Not-so-self-correcting science: the hard way, the easy way, and the easiest way : A Blog Around The Clock
Two cases of scientific disagreement: a lengthy argument (years) over publication of a letter in a journal and a quick online blog debate over a result of a chemistry experiment.
science  journals  publishing  open  change  future  methods  debate  sts 
august 2009 by tsuomela
a note on blogs |
The wealth of blogs is a great question mark. During this economic crisis, we a massive decapitalization of knowledge work in favor of free labor. Not only does Open Source software drive most of the Web today, but news bloggers are effectively replacing newspapers. If the best architecture criticism is now on blogs, how does this culture of free actually function anymore? Is there any room for anyone who doesn't have a trust fund or access to lots of credit cards to contribute to culture?
writing  weblog  theory  money  wealth  open 
april 2009 by tsuomela
Open Everything - Open Everything
Open Everything is a global conversation about the art, science and spirit of 'open'.
open  activism  international  via:vaguery 
march 2009 by tsuomela
Uncertain Principles: What's the Matter With Biologists?
And yet, even today, seventeen years after the launch of the arxiv, every attempt to set up a preprint service for biologists has been a dismal failure, as noted by both Ginsparg and Timo Hannay (whose Science21 talk notes are up at Nature Networks. You can also get video and microblogging). Contrary to what a naive outsider's opinion might suggest, biologists appear to be highly resistant to the whole idea of sharing pre-publication results.
sts  biology  physics  open  preprints  history  culture 
october 2008 by tsuomela
OLCOS, the Open Learning Content Observatory Services project (1/2006-12/2007) is funded under the European Union’s eLearning Programme for promoting the concept, production and usage of open educational resources
open-content  open-education  education  open  online  pedagogy 
may 2007 by tsuomela

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