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[News] Sharing Spreads to Book Composition and Other Areas

  • Subject: [News] Sharing Spreads to Book Composition and Other Areas
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 07:47:46 +0000
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Open government could lead to open-source textbooks

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| Yes. Free open source textbooks are alive 
| and well at both the college and k-12 
| level. Check out CK12.org. Initial free 
| STEM textbooks are available now and more 
| digital materials will be forthcoming as 
| the company progresses and leverages more 
| of an open source community for standards-
| aligned open digital materials.


Open-source Cyberinfrastructure to Aggregate Cancer Research Data 

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| The Cyberinfrastructure for Comparative 
| Effectiveness Research (CYCORE) project for 
| cancer research will be scalable, open-
| source and user-friendly. CYCORE will 
| aggregate data from clinical trials, 
| patient medical records, self-reported and 
| objectively monitored social and behavioral 
| data, data on cancer outcomes from regional 
| cancer registries, and cost-benefit 
| analyses.


Introducing TED Fellow: Cesar Harada

,----[ Quote ]
| Cesar Harada is the coordinator of 
| Open_Sailing, the open-source group 
| developing the International Ocean Station. 


'Anarconomy' and the News Industry

,----[ Quote ]
| In contrast, the Copenhagen "anarconomy" 
| vision of anarchy is not particularly 
| anarchistic. In fact, it is rather rule-
| based, albeit the collectivist social rules 
| of open source copyleft communities. Jaron 
| Lanier has called fundamentalist 
| manifestations of this "Digital Maoism", 
| which is catchier than it is historically 
| accurate, but you get the idea... Another 
| variant is expressed in the sometimes 
| fickle wrath of the tough love inflicted by 
| open source gatekeepers when cool new ideas 
| conflict somehow with "community 
| standards." 


âOpen-source scienceâ project will seek to improve synthesis of schistosomiasis drug

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| Matthew Todd, a chemist at the University 
| of Sydney has obtained funding amounting to 
| US$350,000 to support his project. He 
| intends to go about the work using an 
| approach known as âopen-source scienceâ.


28 Days, 28 Ideas #14: Open Source Curriculum

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| Process: While the curriculum will be âopen 
| source,â in that permission will be given 
| to modify, add, etc. to the educational 
| products in process, there will have to be 
| a screening process for collaborators to 
| avoid the wikipedia fallacy, otherwise 
| known as the blind leading the blind. Those 
| who collaborate will have to have been 
| trained and perhaps credentialed in 
| recognized ways so that there is a serious 
| element of quality control.

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