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[News] Freedom and Sharing Increasingly Adopted to Succeed

  • Subject: [News] Freedom and Sharing Increasingly Adopted to Succeed
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2009 16:05:15 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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The Future Impact of Openness

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| The European Commission has released a 
| report [.pdf] with the rather unpromising 
| title "Trends in connectivity technologies 
| and their socio-economic impacts". Despite 
| this, and a rather stodgy academic style, 
| there are a number of interesting points 
| made.


MIT OCW Funding Analysis (and Implications)

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| Ryanâs article is an extended argument for 
| why MIT should continue to support OCW after 
| its grant funding runs out in two years. I 
| (and I expect most readers of this blog) 
| agree with the importance he places on the 
| project and the very important public good 
| it has become. More importantly, MIT OCW is 
| terribly important to the broader field of 
| open education.


Update on MIT OCW Finances â and Click to Enroll! 


Visualising Open Data

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| One of the heartening trends in openness 
| recently has been the increasing, if 
| belated, release of non-personal government 
| data around the world. Even the UK is waking 
| up to the fact that transparency is not just 
| good democracy, but is good economics too, 
| since it can stimulate all kinds of 
| innovation based on mashups of the 
| underlying data.


Uncommon Meditations on the Commons

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| It's significant that books about the 
| commons are starting to appear more 
| frequently now. Here's one that came out six 
| months ago:
|     Who Owns the World? The Rediscovery of 
|     the Commons, has now been published by 
|     oekom Verlag in Berlin. (The German 
|     title is Wem gehÃrt die Welt â Zur 
|     Wiederentdeckung der GemeingÃter.) The 
|     book is an anthology of essays by a wide 
|     range of international authors, 
|     including Elinor Ostrom, Richard 
|     Stallman, Sunita Narain, Ulrich 
|     Steinvorth, Peter Barnes, Oliver 
|     Moldenhauer, Pat Mooney and David 
|     Bollier.


IFNCs: Consortia May Have To Give Away Content For Free 

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| âIf you take this stack of video stories 
| about a region and you create a kind of 
| syndication model - itâs probably a free 
| syndication model - you actually create an 
| enabling mechanism for people to access this 
| video content and do something with it,â 
| Ofcomâs content and standards partner 
| Stewart Purvis told the regulatorâs Have We 
| Got News For You? conference in Cardiff on 
| Friday. 



MIT Faculty and Libraries Refuse DRM; SAE Digital Library Canceled

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| SAE's DRM technology severely limits use of SAE papers and
| imposes unnecessary burdens on readers. With this technology,
| users must download a DRM plugin, Adobe?s "FileOpen," in order
| to read SAE papers. This plugin limits use to on-screen viewing
| and making a single printed copy, and does not work on Linux 
| or Unix platforms.

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