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The Open Wave @expowave

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Open Source ­– you love it, but you don’t see what it has to do with your business? Open yourself! Open Source is relevant to all sectors: from software to education, including science, data, the arts, culture, and even industrial design! 

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Growstuff

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Every day more of us are growing our own food. The number of people growing food in the US doubled from 2008-2013. Other countries are seeing similar growth.

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Building Common Libraries

We went along to the Festival of Stuff hosted by UCL’s Institute of Making – eager to meet Mark Miodownik and the ‘community workshop‘ crew. We launched our first Project Report and talked to William Sieghart about the scope for closer working between libraries and hackers / makers to contribute to the independent report he’s been tasked with preparing for DCMS and DCLG about the Public Library service in England.

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Project of the Day: Infrastructures.cc | P2P Foundation

Project of the Day: Infrastructures.cc | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A collective and documented directory of semantic models adaptations for the management of infrastructures and the activities they support.
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BP corporate network : OpenOil

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With over 1000 affiliate companies, BP controls a complex network of corporate entities. OpenOil, in partnership withOpenCorporates, developed a network of BP’s subsidiaries that aims to shed light on the corporate structure of the oil multinational, active in more than 80 jurisdictions and with ownership chains going up to 12 levels deep.

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Sharing work is easier with an Open Document Format - The Conversation AU

Sharing work is easier with an Open Document Format - The Conversation AU | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The Open Document Format (ODF) is one such format. ODF was specified by the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), an industry consortium which aims to produce standards for e-business.

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Why the Future of Social Innovation Is Open (SSIR)

Why the Future of Social Innovation Is Open (SSIR) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

couple of years ago, management thinker Charles Handy wrote a short article about the unintended consequences of good ideas. He starts by talking about the corporate towers that dominate city skylines and the inescapable irony that they have entirely glass fascia yet people can’t see inside as they pass by.

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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Open Everything exploring Commons Transition in Ireland

P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Open Everything exploring Commons Transition in Ireland | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This September 10th to 14th Michel Bauwens of the P2P Foundation will be in Ireland taking part in OpenEverything.ie a Collaborative Economy Convergence. A series of events will take place in Dublin, Limerick and at the CloughJordan Ecovillage registration is now open and you can check out the schedule here http://openeverything.ie/schedule/ . OpenEverything is organised in partnership between the P2P Foundation, Cultivate andWeCreate.ie .

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OpenDesk

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In a former cafe on a narrow market street in South London,
a small workshop called Assemble & Join, centred on a large state- of-the-art cnc milling machine, hosts lessons in the practical potential of digital manufacturing for the local community. 

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Open Food Network - P2P Foundation

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Category:Open source hardware - Appropedia: The sustainability wiki

Category:Open source hardware - Appropedia: The sustainability wiki | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Open hardware - or open source hardware is hardware whose design is made publicly available so that anyone can study, modify, distribute, make, and sell the design or hardware based on that design.[1]


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Open source sustainable technology | OpenEnergyMonitor

Open source sustainable technology | OpenEnergyMonitor | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We love open source and believe it is a better way of doing things. This page explores what it means to us and how the value of openness informs this project.

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Going Beyond Openness: transforming Supply, Profit and Value Chains

Going Beyond Openness: transforming Supply, Profit and Value Chains | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I love Barcelona, and this is nothing new, but sometimes it even manages to surprise me: during the first week of July, in fact, the Catalan capital become the global center of culture of the new industrial revolution. The week of June 30 began with the first day of the beautiful, intimate and now classic, Open Design Shared Creativity conference now in its third edition.

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Introduction to Open Knowledge and Open Learning - P2P Foundation

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"Stanford, pioneer into high-profile free MOOCs have just launched a new course on "Open Knowledge: Changing the Global Course of Learning"

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Prototype for Open Source Urbanism - P2P Foundation

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Connections: Podcast: Patents and open document formats with the OSI's Simon Phipps

Connections: Podcast: Patents and open document formats with the OSI's Simon Phipps | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Simon talks recent US software patent case decisions and why they're so significant as well as the recent UK government decision about open document formats. Who are the winners and the losers?

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Open App - P2P Foundation

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"The plan at this point is focused on getting Cobudget properly user-tested and minimally integrated with Loomio groups by using the Circle app to stick them together. There are lots of requests for some combination of Cobudget and Loomio. We want to go where the demand pull is, then bootstrap the ecocsystem from there." (https://www.loomio.org/d/RJnwlM1g/project-update)

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OpenLabTools

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What the UK Government's adoption of ODF really means

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On Tuesday the news that the UK Government had decided to use ODF as its official and default file format started to spread. The full announcement with technical details may be found here; the Document Foundation published its press release on Thursday morning there.

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EFF Wants To Build Open Wireless Router - Tom's Hardware Guide

EFF Wants To Build Open Wireless Router - Tom's Hardware Guide | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


"We are offering this hacker alpha release to engage enthusiastic technical users who would like to help us test, develop, improve, and harden the Open Wireless Router," the EFF said.

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Pining for pines? Feeling fir-y? This map is like Yelp for trees

Pining for pines? Feeling fir-y? This map is like Yelp for trees | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

When the late lunch hunger pangs come on, it’s become old-hat to whip out the smartphone and survey food options via Yelp. But what if the cravings are more along the lines of staving off screen fatigue and finding the best birch in town?

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Open Food Network - Building a Better Food System

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Our food system is broken. We're developing OFN to put control back in the hands of growers & eaters. Can you help us?
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Open Policy Network to Give Governments a License to Share

Open Policy Network to Give Governments a License to Share | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
When public dollars fund a project, shouldn’t the public then have access it? It seems like a no-brainer, yet this is oftentimes not the case as data, educational tools, media and more get squirreled away in the caverns of bureaucracy or, worse yet, sold back to a public that has already paid for the resource.
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A New Paradigm in Economic Thinking - Principled Societies Project

A New Paradigm in Economic Thinking - Principled Societies Project | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Communities worldwide want economies that are stronger, greener, fairer, more resilient, and more diverse. Jobs must be created, climate change addressed, infrastructure repaired, schools upgraded, and more. The LEDDA economic direct democracy framework, now under development, will offer a bold yet practical solution.

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Let's work together to improve Etherpad

Let's work together to improve Etherpad | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Almost everyone is using or has already used Etherpad, the famous and free/libre online editor featuring collaborative editing in real-time. But there is a missing feature in the new version which is highly desired by the community: a personal account for creating and managing groups and private pads.

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Curated by jean lievens
Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation