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Esri To Enable Thousands Of Government Agencies To Open GIS Data To The Public

Esri To Enable Thousands Of Government Agencies To Open GIS Data To The Public | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Government agencies will be allowed to make more geospatial data available to developers and the public.
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Projects of the Week, December 22, 2014

Projects of the Week, December 22, 2014 | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Here are the featured projects for the week, which appear on the front page of SourceForge.net:
OpenMediaVault
OpenMediaVault is the next generation network attached storage (NAS) solution based on Debian Linux.
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Watch the World’s Oldest Working Digital Computer — the 1951 Harwell Dekatron — Get Fired Up Again

Watch the World’s Oldest Working Digital Computer — the 1951 Harwell Dekatron — Get Fired Up Again | The World of Open | Scoop.it
The next time you feel frustrated with your aging personal computer, just watch the video above.
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Download 397 Free Art Catalogs from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Download 397 Free Art Catalogs from The Metropolitan Museum of Art | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, the Guggenheim Museum put online 65 modern art books, giving you free access to books introducing the work of Alexander Calder, Edvard Munch, Francis Bacon, Gustav Klimt & Egon Schiele, and Kandinsky. Now, just a few short months...
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Puts 400,000 High-Res Images Online & Makes Them Free to Use

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Puts 400,000 High-Res Images Online & Makes Them Free to Use | The World of Open | Scoop.it
On Friday, The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that 'more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial...
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Open data portals should be API [First] - opensource.com

Open data portals should be API [First] - opensource.com | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Jason Hare, open data guru for the City of Raleigh in North Carolina compares human and API consumed data and makes these observations: Data consumed by humans have lower re-use value in that they are not being redistributed, and data that is...
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Handling Security Issues In Open Source Projects

Handling Security Issues In Open Source Projects | The World of Open | Scoop.it
A must read for all maintainers: Handling Security Issues In Open Source Projects http://t.co/pMCBHWIw2e
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130 Free Philosophy eBooks

130 Free Philosophy eBooks | The World of Open | Scoop.it
This page features a growing list of Free Philosophy eBooks, presenting essential works by Aristotle, Hegel, Kant, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein and many other philosophers. You can generally read these texts on your Kindle, iPad & iPhone, or web browser.
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Mars Express images and videos for everyone - opensource.com

Mars Express images and videos for everyone - opensource.com | The World of Open | Scoop.it
As of December 19, the European Space Agency (ESA) is now sharing all of its images and videos from the Mars Express mission under CC BY-SA.
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Top articles on open health this year | Opensource.com

Top articles on open health this year | Opensource.com | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Healthcare is one of the most urgent socioeconomic issues of our time.
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A DIY Time-Lapse Camera That Can Shoot for a Year on 4 Alkaline D Batteries

A DIY Time-Lapse Camera That Can Shoot for a Year on 4 Alkaline D Batteries | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Want a simple battery-powered time-lapse camera that you can leave in locations for up to a year? A hacker who goes by "val3tra" is trying to build one. Th
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Open hardware in 2014 on Opensource.com | Opensource.com

Open hardware in 2014 on Opensource.com | Opensource.com | The World of Open | Scoop.it
In this recap, we look back at some of the biggest events in the open hardware community in 2014, including some highlights of the work of makers in 3D printing, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and more.
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Lessons Learned Building WikiWash: A Real-Time, Open Source Tool for Wikipedia | Blog | The Working Group

Lessons Learned Building WikiWash: A Real-Time, Open Source Tool for Wikipedia | Blog | The Working Group | The World of Open | Scoop.it
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Pink Floyd’s The Wall: The Original Live Show & Behind-the-Scenes Footage of the 1980 Tour and 1982 Film

Pink Floyd’s The Wall: The Original Live Show & Behind-the-Scenes Footage of the 1980 Tour and 1982 Film | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Opening with maximum fanfare and pomp, and closing with the sound of dive bombers, “In the Flesh?,” the first track on Pink Floyd’s magnum opus The Wall announces that the two-disc concept album will be big, bombastic, and important.
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Philosophy with John Searle: Three Free Courses

Philosophy with John Searle: Three Free Courses | The World of Open | Scoop.it
You can't dabble in the world of philosophy very long without encountering John Searle.
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Open science leaps forward in 2014 - opensource.com

Open science leaps forward in 2014 - opensource.com | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Opensource.com covers news and stories on open science in 2014. In this article, get a summary of the best articles.
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Why Open Source Misses the Point of Free Software - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation

Why Open Source Misses the Point of Free Software - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Why Open Source misses the point of Free Software
by Richard Stallman
http://t.co/ezJmuSSb8L
(important to read - had no idea) #31c3
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Seldon wants to make life easier for data scientists, with a new open-source platform by michael douglas smith

Seldon wants to make life easier for data scientists, with a new open-source platform by michael douglas smith | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Michael Douglas Smith posted Seldon wants to make life easier for data scientists, with a new open-source platform, It feels that these days we live our whole digital lives according mysterious algorithms that predict what we’ll want from apps and...
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How a Bach Canon Works. Brilliant.

How a Bach Canon Works. Brilliant. | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Brilliant. This moving manuscript depicts a single musical sequence played front to back and then back to front. Give the video a little time to unfold.

via @Slate.
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Farm Hack - An Open Source Community for Resilient Agriculture

Farm Hack - An Open Source Community for Resilient Agriculture | The World of Open | Scoop.it
The intersection between farming and open source is happening here. Fascinating http://t.co/qqPBBe73hr
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Open Transport: from data source to journey planner

Open Transport: from data source to journey planner | The World of Open | Scoop.it
RT @pietercolpaert: I'm hosting the "#opentransport: from data source to journey planner" session at #openbelgium15 http://t.co/yzebPqEqXE
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Top 5 articles of the week: Best of open source this year, and more - opensource.com

Top 5 articles of the week: Best of open source this year, and more - opensource.com | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Every week, I tally the numbers and listen to the buzz to bring you this week's most read articles on Opensource.com. Here's the top 5 for this week: December 15 - 19, 2014.
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8 tools for greater digital security in 2015

8 tools for greater digital security in 2015 | The World of Open | Scoop.it
From anonymous web browsing to encyrpted instant messaging, IJNet rounds up the top tools to start protecting yourself online. 
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Looking Back and Forward for Open-Source Mathematics Software (2014)

Looking Back and Forward for Open-Source Mathematics Software (2014) | The World of Open | Scoop.it
When a year ends people make lists. I can only guess that several people are currently busy with writing “The 5 most revised papers on eprint ” and “The 8 best IACR flagship conference rump session...
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Crash Course Big History: John Green Teaches Life, the Universe & Everything

Crash Course Big History: John Green Teaches Life, the Universe & Everything | The World of Open | Scoop.it
If you don't understand big history, you'll never understand small history. That idea hasn't yet attained aphorism status, but maybe we can get it there. Last month, we featured a free, Bill Gates-funded short course on 13.8 billion years of 'Big History'.
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