How the Open Source Makers revolution is continuing…

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I’m obviously a big fan of the open source philosophy – in addition to using WordPress as a content platform, I’ve been heavily involved with the Jigoshop open source eCommerce project , worked with Magento for clients including Jigowatt , and take a keen interest in the use of Creative Commons and GPL licensing for content. Disruptive Technology Hardware 3d printing arduino makers open source electronics open source hardware

Fighting for the internet, and for my son…

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Generally many of the acts, artists and authors I enjoy tend to be aware of and use Creative Commons licences anyway. I’ve enjoyed the benefits of a free and open internet which allows me relative freedoms of self-publishing and self-expression, which has enabled me to continue to build a business and career based on creating content, training journalists, and helping companies to connect more effectively with their customers.


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Thank you and some free books for Christmas reading

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And please check before assuming that any of the works are Creative Commons licenced. Blogging books ebooks free books gaming hacking inspiration marketing open source pdf Virtual Worlds WritingIt’s the season of goodwill, so it seems a perfect time to say thank you to everyone that’s visited my blog, followed or message me on social networks, or kindly referred me to potential new clients.

12 of the Best Free Stock Video Websites for Great Footage


Bonus: Download the free 10-Day Reels Challenge , a daily workbook of creative prompts that will help you get started with Instagram Reels, track your growth, and see results across your entire Instagram profile. Clips with a Creative Commons 3.0 Get the creative prompts now!

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Free Culture and Attention as Currency

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Most web assets from the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Google, Tumblr, Foursquare and a gazillion others appear to be free, opening floodgates of content, ranging from the genius of Wikipedia/ Ushahidi to the apparently innocuous LOLcats. While the repercussion of such an open and free culture invites a discussion in itself, let’s talk about in the context of the startup ambience. To begin with, let us do away with presumptions of terms like “free” and “open.”

Picture This

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Similarly, the sources and the rights of images needs to be taken just as seriously as choosing an image. OpenPhoto A little more barebones than the other sites, but with a variety of content that is sourced in a wiki-like way. I'm not a lawyer (I don't even play one on TV), but I can tell you that many online images are covered by a Creative Commons license. What's Creative Commons ? This license is often compared to open source software licenses.

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Thirteen Tips for Effective Tagging

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A tag is a collaboratively generated, open-ended labeling system that enables Internet users to categorize content such as Web pages, online photographs, and Web links. When in doubt, pick the tag that seems to have the most links -- this is the leading tag of the options youre considering, so hopefully will emerge as the dominant focal point (so you dont have to check "open-source," "opensource," and "open_source" to keep on top of the big world of open source).

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Forget e-readers, I just want a CC-reader

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Content by Cory Doctorow – selected essays on technology, creativity, copyright and the future of the future, which is essential reading for anyone in publishing or technology – and happens to have a lot of great insight into ebooks and e-readers. Content: Print Edition What both books have in common is that they’ve been made available as free downloads under Creative Commons licence.

Using Blogs to Enhance Learning – Some Helpful Tips -

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Open Education. Avoiding the 5 Most Common Mistakes in Using Blogs with Students ,â?? Reynard suggests teachers be very reasonable and flexible, with the blog being open for the longest possible time frame the instructor can manage. October 10, 2008 Over at Open Education there is a post about using blogs with students. This post, like mine did, refers to Avoiding the 5 Most Common Mistakes in Using Blogs with [.]. Open Source Software.

Gin, Television, and Social Surplus - Here Comes Everybody

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We know all the forces that combine to make these kinds of things work: theres an interesting community over here, theres an interesting sharing model over there, those people are collaborating on open source software. But its something society knows without society really knowing it, which is to say theres no public source where you can take advantage of it. Powered by Movable Type Open Source. This blog is licensed under a Creative Commons License

eLearning & Deliberative Moments: The present and future of Personal Learning Environments (PLE)

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This definition captures the following salient aspects, which seem to be common across all current viewpoints: PLEs are effectively controlled by the individual, thus decoupled from institutional portals like university Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) or workplace Learning Management Systems (LMS) for which the design goals are in response to institutional requirements. On the other hand, in Europe more sites use inhouse and open source implementations (Vuorikari, 2003).

Managing in the Virtual or Network(ed) Organization: News, views, and reviews of Work 2.0 tools, apps and practices

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I wonder: Have you read “The Success of Open Source&# by Steven Weber? Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 About |. Contributors |. Contact us. Managing in the Virtual or Network(ed) Organization by Jon Husband. July 27, 2008 at 9:05 pm. · · Filed under Collaboration , Communities , Distributed Work , Enterprise 2.0 , Talent Management.

Makers by Cory Doctorow

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Web Strategy Wikinomics Rankings ← The death of the Open Web has been somewhat exaggerated A couple of weeks of catching up… → Makers by Cory Doctorow May 24th, 2010 · View Comments I don’t often review books on here, and I review fiction books even less, but Makers is definitely a worthwhile exception, as Cory Doctorow is well-known both as an author, and for his views and work on copyright and open rights.

The Audacity of Free: The Products and Services Edition

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Reply Preston Ehrler July 29, 2010 at 4:30 pm This issue is not only common, per your evidence, in the Social Media circle, but has permeated every corner of the business world. I may badly paraphrase and source the quote. I don’t understand the lack of etiquette, the lack of common sense, the lack of human decency, that so many people seem to be exhibiting. He was also a complete sociopath, so you must consider the source.

The Bamboo Project Blog

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The price is right--FREE and OPEN TO ANYONE! to work, you have to be transparent, open to the web. Create common meta language to provide semantic meaning to various forms of learning. Example: OASIS-DITA for Learning --open source XML standard that allows you to create technical documentation so that it can be re-purposed and re-used. Because everyone is hyper-connected and can create create content, can do their work in an open and public way.

Micro Persuasion: Turn Gmail Into Your Personal Nerve Center

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Note that the Google Toolbar automatically inserts the source URL. I usually keep Gmail open in a tab in my browser. So, as long as you have Gmail open, Twitter will IM you the latest news when it hits. We are now developing an open source "business application platform" (think I just use copy and paste, and Google email editor does an excellent job to maintain source format. Micro Persuasion.