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[News] Openness/Freedom and Collaboration Inspired Further by Software

  • Subject: [News] Openness/Freedom and Collaboration Inspired Further by Software
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2010 08:46:46 +0100
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Open Source Culture: The End of Artistic Ownership?

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| Open-source culture. What does this bring 
| to mind? For some, it represents freedom: 
| freedom to speak, freedom to share, and 
| freedom to change. Yet, to others, the 
| words sound a death-knell. To them, 
| anything open-source is dangerous. Sherman 
| Alexie, a novelist, was quoted in an 
| interview: âWith the open-source culture on 
| the Internet, the idea of ownership â of 
| artistic ownership â goes awayâ it 
| terrifies me.â I must respectfully 
| disagree. Artistic ownership can not go 
| away simply by sharing it freely with the 
| world, by allowing others to contribute 
| their own ideas and solutions. When you 
| freely share your own creativity with the 
| world, it is still your own property. 
| Licenses similar to the GPL for software, 
| or Creative Commons licenses preserve 
| original thought, while still freely 
| sharing your creations. Others may make 
| their own changes, just so long as they 
| attribute the original work to you. Of 
| course, this is a decision to be made by 
| the content creator; if you do not want 
| others messing with it, you have that legal 
| right.


3D Printing Helps Fuel Open Source Prosthetics Project

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| Makerbot, the affordable open-source 3D 
| printer, has begun to experiment with the 
| Open Prosthetics database, creating a 
| prototype for the Trautman Hook, and posted 
| the designs to the wiki.


Open Source Washing Machine Project: Developing Sustainable Laundry Machines for Developing Countries

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| The Open Source Washing Machine Project 
| (OSWASH), an innovative project developed 
| several years ago by Jean-Noel Montagne, 
| takes a different âspinâ on washing 
| machines for people in developing 
| countries.
| Montagne developed the concept during an 
| Open Source Hardware workshop for artists 
| in Paris in 2008. The project was created 
| in order to help the billions of people 
| across the globe that do not have access to 
| clean water, electricity and other basic 
| amenities.


Open Source Music Finds Free Tunes On the Web

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| Open Source Music will also lead you to 
| contemporary music that includes New Age, 
| Ska, and Indie Rock. The team beind the Web 
| site makes regular podcasts of music they 
| enjoy. Be sure to also check out the with-
| permission rebroadcasts of the populr radio 
| show "Selvin on the City," that features 
| interviews wtih big name entertainers like 
| Steve Miller and Sammay Hagar.


NY Times Trashes Crowdfunding Without Looking At A Single Big Success Story

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| Hmm. Jill Sobule raised over $80,000 in 
| less than two months. That seems like more 
| than gas money. Ellis Paul raised over 
| $100,000. That seems like more than gas 
| money. It's not clear exactly how much Josh 
| Freese was able to get from his experiment, 
| but it was clearly over $30,000 from 
| reports that were given. Marillion has been 
| surviving on crowdfunding for over a 
| decade.


Misconceptions about Transactional Open Innovation

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| On the Harvard Business Review blog, John 
| Hagel III, John Seely Brown and Lang 
| Davison, recently wrote a thought-provoking 
| piece on the future of open innovation. 
| They make many keen observations about the 
| limitation companies currently face in 
| making effective use of "Transactional Open 
| Innovation" (TOI), defined below.

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