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Why do we need OpenStreetMap? It’s the community stupid.

Why do we need OpenStreetMap? It’s the community stupid. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There are exciting times. Opendata is everywhere! In the past couple of year we have seen a lot of very interesting data open up and as a result things have changed. Startups have popped up everywhere related to opendata and some very successfully.
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The Future of Energy: Open or Closed?

The Future of Energy: Open or Closed? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Among technology giants, two predominant business models dictate the way in which consumers connect (and interact) with the broader Internet and the way in which innovation unfolds: open and closed...
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Wikipedia and the Politics of Openness, by Nathaniel Tkacz

Wikipedia and the Politics of Openness, by Nathaniel Tkacz | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The relationship between academics and Wikipedia is a complex one. At one level we love it: however much some of us may deny it, we all use it, at the very least as a route to other information, and often as a way to start to get an idea about something new. At another level we hate it, knowing how unreliable it is and knowing how much students are likely to rely on it.
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Opening the Space for Innovation

Opening the Space for Innovation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
If we want to innovate, we need to be comfortable allowing the organization to use its collective intelligence in making decisions. One method I've come across that tends work very well is called Open Space Technology.
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Separating The Opportunities From The Obstacles In Open-Source Networking - TechCrunch

Separating The Opportunities From The Obstacles In Open-Source Networking - TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Open standards have driven the networking market since the earliest days of the Internet. While the use of open source for networking is a more recent phenomenon, it is no less important. A major industry transition to open source for software-defined networking (SDN) is under way, and users and vendors stand to benefit. Some expectations, however, may need to change.

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Open Mumbai: how PK Das set out to map the city's slums - The Guardian

Open Mumbai: how PK Das set out to map the city's slums - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The 2014-34 Mumbai Development Plan shows, for the first time, a recognition of the needs of slum dwellers in the city’s planning processes.
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Aggregate Open & Free APIs Via Sustainable Business Models

http://www.programmableweb.com - Ed Freyfogle, Co-Founder of Lokku discusses the OpenCage geocoder, a recently launched meta-geocoding API built on top of services like OpenStreetMap, GeoNames, GeoPlanet, Data Science toolkit, Nestoria and others. Exploring the many challenges of building an API and a sustainable business model around open (ie free) data.

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Geert | Conversation with Spanish social critic César Rendueles

Geert | Conversation with Spanish social critic César Rendueles | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Lately I have been preoccupied with the question of European answers to the techno-libertarian onslaught of Silicon Valley. Why are so many Europeans blind to the monopoly strategy of the new intermediates such as Amazon, Google, Facebook, but also Microsoft, and embrace their online services without any second thoughts? Where is our digital intelligentsia, the public intellectuals who grew up with the Internet? There is plenty of use, the stats for Europe look bright. And there is just as much concern about privacy: the stream of hacker and whistleblower scandals is not drying up. But for an informed view that goes beyond journalistic reportage we need something else. What is lacking are not the geeks or business journalists who comment on the latest apps and gadgets but informed philosophers, thinkers who not only have the technical expertise but also enough knowledge about the political economy of the net to display self-confidence in debates. Where is the conceptual supremacy, the passion and rage of a German Jonathan Franzen, a Swedish dana boyd, a Romanian Andrew Keen? How can we surpass the ressentiments a la Roland Reuss and come up with a more imaginative, subversive attack on Amazon? The European cultural elite is still in a stage of denial, hoping and praying that the digital storms will blow over so that we can return to the normality of the good old newspaper and the Tagesschau at eight.
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Why The Future Of Digital Security Is Open - MSN News

Why The Future Of Digital Security Is Open - MSN News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: Lou Shipley is a lecturer at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and president and CEO of Black Duck Software, an open source solutions company.
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Open source "Dronecode" UAV platform project launches - LinuxGizmos

Open source "Dronecode" UAV platform project launches - LinuxGizmos | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Linux Foundation launched a collaborative "Dronecode Project" aimed at creating a shared open source platform for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
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▶ Make It Wearable Finalists | Meet Team Open Bionics - YouTube

Team Open Bionics is developing a 3D-printed prosthetic with the functionalities of a high-end device, but for a much lower cost. The team will be presenting their prototype for the Intel Make It Wearable Challenge Finale on November 3, 2014 in San Francisco. Learn more about Make It Wearable and follow the race to the finish line at makeit.intel.com. 

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IBM Systems Magazine - How IBM, Its Clients and Its New Partners Stand to Benefit From OpenPOWER | Power Systems | IBM Systems Magazine | Open for Business

IBM Systems Magazine - How IBM, Its Clients and Its New Partners Stand to Benefit From OpenPOWER | Power Systems | IBM Systems Magazine | Open for Business | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Arvind Krishna, Development and Manufacturing general manager, IBM Systems and Technology Group, shares his view on IBM’s OpenPOWER strategy and how customers and solution provides will benefit from this new direction.
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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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Strategies for sustainable business models for open educational resources | de Langen | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Strategies for sustainable business models for open educational resources | de Langen | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Strategies for sustainable business models for open educational resources
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Working for a phase transition to an open commons

Working for a phase transition to an open commons | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Today a summit starts in Quito, Ecuador that will discuss ways in which the country can transform itself into an open commons-based knowledge society.
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Workers on tap

Workers on tap | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
IN THE early 20th century Henry Ford combined moving assembly lines with mass labour to make building cars much cheaper and quicker—thus turning the automobile from a rich man’s toy into transport for the masses. Today a growing group of entrepreneurs is striving to do the same to services, bringing together computer power with freelance workers to supply luxuries that were once reserved for the wealthy. Uber provides chauffeurs. Handy supplies cleaners. SpoonRocket delivers restaurant meals to your door. Instacart keeps your fridge stocked. In San Francisco a young computer programmer can already live like a princess.
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OpenMotics improves home automation - opensource.com

OpenMotics improves home automation - opensource.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
OpenMotics is an open source home automation hardware and software system that offers features like switching lights and outputs, multi-zone heating and cooling, power measurements, and automated actions.
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A Review of the Evidence on Open Budgeting

A Review of the Evidence on Open Budgeting | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Brand new. "A Review of the Evidence on Open Budgeting” is a recent report by the World Bank Institute’sCapacity Development and Results team. It explores key questions and existing evidence around...
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Digital Pedagogy, Play, and Mass Collaboration Online

Digital Pedagogy, Play, and Mass Collaboration Online | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Manuals and free owners instruction pdf guides. Find the user manual and the help you need for the products you own at Manuals Online.
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▶ TEDxMaastricht - Thomas Power - "The end of organizations as we know them" - YouTube

Thomas (@thomaspower) does not believe that traditional jobs as we know them today, still exist in 2030. All of us will be suppliers. Sharing his latest busi...
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International Copyright Policy Laundering and the Ongoing War on Access to Knowledge

International Copyright Policy Laundering and the Ongoing War on Access to Knowledge | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
How is it possible that someone could face years in prison for sharing an academic paper online? How did we arrive at such extreme criminal punishments for accessing knowledge and information? Well, this has been long in the making.
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All Things Open | How ‘Open’ Changes Product Development

All Things Open | How ‘Open’ Changes Product Development | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

There’s a lot of speculation about open source product development. How can a product with “no IP” be competitive? What are the viable business models, when the code is freely available? And how am I supposed to build and take a viable product to market if my open source company is focused on services, not products?


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Open, not for free: business models for makers

Open, not for free: business models for makers. The ppt is the abstract of the workshop held during the European Maker Faire 2014. The presentation will explore business models supporting the wide ...

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Democracy and technopolitics in the European space

Democracy and technopolitics in the European space | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A contribution after Agora99 by Rome’s hostin
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The Open Wave @expowave

The Open Wave @expowave | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

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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