Home Messages Index
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index

[News] Openness/Sharing Culture: Latest New Examples

  • Subject: [News] Openness/Sharing Culture: Latest New Examples
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2010 14:51:26 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • User-agent: KNode/4.4.2
Hash: SHA1

The economics of openDemocracy

,----[ Quote ]
| In the language of my discipline, economics, 
| openDemocracy produces a public good. Why? 
| First, because information, analysis, 
| commentary and active engagement with the 
| unfolding story of democracy everywhere 
| across the globe is an essential part of the 
| progress of democracy. Democracy is about 
| self-government, and where can that be 
| without self-understanding about government?


Why Share-Alike Licenses are Open but Non-Commercial Ones Arenât

,----[ Quote ]
| It is sometimes suggested that there isnât a 
| real difference in terms of âopennessâ 
| between share-alike (SA) and non-commercial 
| (NC) clauses â both being some restriction 
| on what the user of that material can do, 
| and, as such, a step away from openness.
| This is not true. A meaningful distinction 
| can be drawn between share-alike and non-
| commercial clauses (or any other clause that 
| discriminates against a particular type of 
| person or field of endeavour), with the 
| former being âopenâ and the latter being not 
| âopenâ.


The Sharing Industry Keeps Growing with Weeels, Closest Closet

,----[ Quote ]
| We at Shareable.net harbor the belief that 
| the growth of the Internet and mobile 
| technology has made sharing more practical--
| and that this trend has the potential to 
| minimize consumption, by redefining wealth 
| as access to stuff instead of the 
| accumulation of stuff. We're working on 
| testing this hypothesis, by launching a 
| series of studies with the research 
| consultancy Latitude.


Open Clip Art Library Launches Logo Design Contest!

,----[ Quote ]
| The âFree Cultureâ Movement, instantiated in 
| a 2004 publication by Creative Commons 
| founding member Lawrence Lessig, is a 
| reaction to content ownership in a digital 
| age. Because The Open Clip Art Library is, 
| at itâs core, a platform to freely share and 
| collaborate created content, it will be 
| forever intertwined with the Movement.



Drafting Definitions for Cultural Liberty

,----[ Quote ]
| Although Iâm still focussed on 1p2U.com,
| some time later this year I hope to set up
| the website culturalliberty.org â a site
| dedicated to the restoration of everyoneâs
| cultural liberty, especially from its
| constraint by anachronistic privileges such
| as copyright and patent (which should have
| been abolished along with slavery).


A lesson in how to profit from the free for the film industry

,----[ Quote ]
| The winners in the new Digital Economy will
| be those who master the free by offering
| enough to make you want to pay for more,
| like the open source software company who
| got me to pay $80 for some extra binary
| that I didn't need really need (and
| certainly could have avoided paying for).


Grant will help UI fund open-source textbook initiative

,----[ Quote ]
| The Office of the Vice President for
| Academic Affairs has been awarded a
| $150,000 grant to establish an initiative
| that provides open-source textbook access
| for Illinois students.


NatureWorks provides open-source access for injection molding bioresin

,----[ Quote ]
| To spur innovation and drive biopolymers
| more widely into injection molding
| applications, NatureWorks LLC is borrowing
| a page from the computer industry and
| making details for its new, high-heat,
| high-impact bioresin, Ingeoâ 3801X
| available by providing open source access
| to both formulation and compounding
| procedure.

Version: GnuPG v1.4.10 (GNU/Linux)


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index