Tagged: opensource


Some kind of commoning thing

Last Friday I was doing my “chronique” at CIBL and I spoke about the article Urban commons have radical potential – it’s not just about community gardens which goes along a conversation I’ve been having with Jon and Josée about a potential project to “surface” more of the ideas and discussions around the commons broadly […]

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Spain: The Indignant Community

The 15 May movement caught most everyone by surprise. The Spanish millenials had been dismissed as apolitical and apathetic, certainly incapable of starting a movement of mass revolutionary consciousness. But change was coming. In the early days of the fiscal crisis, Spain’s Creative Commons community politicized, expanding their mission away from the internet and towards […]

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Open Internet

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Pachube.com Augmented Reality Demo

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City of Vancouver embraces open data, standards and source

Vancouver city council has endorsed the principles of making its data open and accessible to everyone where possible, adopting open standards for that data and considering open source software when replacing existing applications. —City of Vancouver embraces open data, standards and source The complete text of the motion

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Open Source President

He described Mr Obama as “our first open source President, a leader willing to let anybody and everybody figure out how, when and where they want to get involved.” —Calls for open source government

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Dutch Open Source Made Coin

Great project, Stani designed the new Dutch commemorative coin about architecture and created the whole thing using only Open Source software, great concepts and execution too for both sides of the coin. I’m also super impressed that they managed that resolution for the queen side.

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FACIL poursuit le gouvernement du Québec

FACIL, association à but non lucratif, qui prône l’appropriation collective de l’informatique libre, dénonce les pratiques d’achats de logiciels nécessaires à l’administration publique sans appel d’offres de la part du Gouvernement du Québec. FACIL a déposé une requête en Cour supérieure du Québec pour faire cesser ces agissements car elle considère ces pratiques comme contraire […]

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Legal milestone for open source

In non-technical terms, the Court has held that free licences set conditions on the use of copyrighted work. When you violate the condition, the licence disappears, meaning you’re simply a copyright infringer.—Legal milestone for open source

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Open Source and Cloud Computing

This isn’t just a “moral” appeal, but strategic advice. The first provider to build a reasonably open, re-usable system service in any particular area is going to get the biggest uptake. Right now, there’s a lot of focus on low level platform subsystems like storage and computation, but I continue to believe that many of […]

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Crédit

Une affaire qui me gosse sans fin et que je vois se produire souvent, particulièrement depuis un an; ne pas donner le crédit. L’acteur qui gagne un oscar remercie sont agent, le pilote remercie le gars qui change ses pneus, qui lave le parebrise, le politicien remercie ses bénévoles, le joueur de tennis remercie sont […]

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Haiku Poetically Resurrects BeOS

The Haiku project, which began shortly after the death of BeOS in 2001, aims to bring together the technical advantages of BeOS and the freedom of open source. The project has drawn dozens of contributors who have written over seven million lines of code. Although Haiku is nearly feature-complete, there are still numerous bugs that […]

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How has open source helped or hindered?

Everything from the operating system to the database to the web server to the proxy engine to everything in between on our servers is open source. If we’d have to go back to a time where all that carried big upfront licensing costs, we might never have gotten the product direction for the company off […]

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Movable Type 4.0 Announced

Six Apart is announcing today the beta release of Movable Type 4, a much anticipated upgrade to a blog platform that has two distinct user bases nowadays – consumer base (like R/WW, which uses MT) and Enterprise. Of equal interest is that Six Apart is also announcing the Movable Type Open Source Project, a move […]

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