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Movement of the Day: The Micro-Democracy Movement

Movement of the Day: The Micro-Democracy Movement | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Excerpted from Pat Conaty: "There is an interesting movement that gets little press but it pops up from time to time. It is called micro-democracy and it argues that the lowest tier of government a...
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1200 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

1200 Free Online Courses from Top Universities | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Download 1200 free online courses from the world's top universities -- Stanford, Yale, MIT, & more. Over 30,000 hours of free audio & video lectures.
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David Byrne & Neil deGrasse Tyson Explain the Importance of an Arts Education (and How It Strengthens Science & Civilization)

David Byrne & Neil deGrasse Tyson Explain the Importance of an Arts Education (and How It Strengthens Science & Civilization) | The World of Open | Scoop.it
STEAM argues for the necessity of the arts, which in primary and secondary education have waxed and waned depending on prevailing theory and, perhaps more importantly, political will.
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How I wrote and published my novel using only open source tools – Techspiration + Ideas + Making It Happen – Medium

How I wrote and published my novel using only open source tools – Techspiration + Ideas + Making It Happen – Medium | The World of Open | Scoop.it
From Markdown to paperback and Kindle without proprietary software.
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Koppelting

Koppelting is an annual grassroots festival about peer production and free/libre alternatives for society. It is filled with projects, lectures, debates and workshops, and is co-created by the attendees
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The 50 best free online university courses according to data — Free Code Camp

The 50 best free online university courses according to data — Free Code Camp | The World of Open | Scoop.it
When I launched Class Central back in November 2011, there were around 18 or so free online courses, and almost all of them were from…
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The Entire Discipline of Philosophy Visualized with Mapping Software: See All of the Complex Networks

The Entire Discipline of Philosophy Visualized with Mapping Software: See All of the Complex Networks | The World of Open | Scoop.it


Daily Nous, a website about philosophy and the philosophy profession, recently featured a detailed mapping of the entire discipline of philosophy, created by an enterprising French grad student, Valentin Lageard.
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Open Building Institute on Kickstarter opens the house source!

Open Building Institute on Kickstarter opens the house source! | The World of Open | Scoop.it
The process began in October 2013 with a microhouse—a 144 sq ft tiny house with a loft, a bathroom and a kitchen. To this we then added a bedroom, a mud room, a
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Open Source Software for Developing World Hospitals

Open Source Software for Developing World Hospitals | The World of Open | Scoop.it
HospitalRun is an open source project, aimed at delivering modern software for healthcare facilities in the developing world. It utilizes modern browser-ba
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#CopyrightMadness : José Mourinho, Ken Loach, Samsung, Sony Music... - Pop culture - Numerama

#CopyrightMadness : José Mourinho, Ken Loach, Samsung, Sony Music... - Pop culture - Numerama | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Chaque samedi, c'est la compilation de l'actualité de la propriété intellectuelle et de ses dérives, concoctée par Lionel Maurel et Thomas Fourmeux.
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Fifty shades of open | Pomerantz | First Monday

Open source. Open access. Open society. Open knowledge. Open government. Even open food. Until quite recently, the word “open” had a fairly constant meaning. The over-use of the word “open” has led to its meaning becoming increasingly ambiguous. This presents a critical problem for this important word, as ambiguity leads to misinterpretation.

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Save Firefox!

Save Firefox! | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Once upon a time, there were two major browsers that virtually everyone used: Netscape and Internet Explorer, locked in a death-battle for the future of the Web. They went to enormous lengths to tempt Web publishers to optimize their sites to work best inside their windows, and hoped that users would follow.
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Watch Animated Introductions to 25 Philosophers by The School of Life: From Plato to Kant and Foucault

Watch Animated Introductions to 25 Philosophers by The School of Life: From Plato to Kant and Foucault | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Philosophy as an academic subject is regularly maligned in popular discourse. Philosophy majors get told that their studies are useless. Philosophy professors find their budgets cut, their courses scrutinized, and their character grossly impeached in propagandistic religious feature films.
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Response to Mathias Döpfner: Dark Google

Response to Mathias Döpfner: Dark Google | The World of Open | Scoop.it
We witness the rise of a new absolute power. Google transfers its radical politics from cyberspace to reality. It will earn its mone
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Open-source development for cities | P2P Foundation

Design is not enough to create the commons. It is essential to grow a community and allow collaboration in the Open-source planning process for cities
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NASA's new online archive is a treasure trove of free research articles

NASA's new online archive is a treasure trove of free research articles | The World of Open | Scoop.it
NASA launched a free online archive for science journal articles that were funded by the space agency. The archive, which was announced this week, is called PubSpace, and it will mak
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Book Piracy as Peer Preservation : Computational Culture



In describing the people, books, and technologies behind one of the largest “shadow” libraries in the world, we find a tension between the dynamics of sharing and preservation.
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Google's Art and Culture app turns your phone into a museum

Google's Art and Culture app turns your phone into a museum | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Art is a big subject. It embodies the values of humanity, preserves our culture and serves as a record of our very history. Jumping into it can be dauntin
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Help the EU make free software more reliable and secure

Your choice The next big project step is the choice of software project to be reviewed – and the choice is yours! The project team has now published a public poll to choose one out of 18 free software projects or alternatively propose additional ones. Popular projects such as VLC Media Player, KeePass, and Git are among the suggestions. When making your choice, consider the potential impact an undiscovered vulnerability in each project would have.
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Avec Software Heritage l'Inria crée un sanctuaire pour préserver les logiciels libres - Tech - Numerama

Avec Software Heritage l'Inria crée un sanctuaire pour préserver les logiciels libres - Tech - Numerama | The World of Open | Scoop.it
L'Inria dévoile Software Heritage, une plateforme qui ambitionne de réunir et de préserver l'ensemble des logiciels libres distribués sur Internet.
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Europeans: you can save the right to take pictures in public!

Some EU countries’ copyright laws allow rightsholders to make claims against street photographers who capture potentially copyrighted works, from the facades of buildings to public art. The E…
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BCN3D Technologies releases open source files for BCN3D Sigma 3D printer

BCN3D Technologies releases open source files for BCN3D Sigma 3D printer | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Barcelona based 3D printer developer BCN3D Technologies decided to further embrace the additive manufacturing open-source philosophy with their latest
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The British Library’s “Sounds” Archive Presents 80,000 Free Audio Recordings: World & Classical Music, Interviews, Nature Sounds & More

The British Library’s “Sounds” Archive Presents 80,000 Free Audio Recordings: World & Classical Music, Interviews, Nature Sounds & More | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Online archives, galleries, and libraries offer Vegas-sized buffets for the senses (well two of them, anyway). All the art and photography your eyes can take in, all the music and spoken word recordings your ears can handle.
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1.8 Million Free Works of Art from World-Class Museums: A Meta List of Great Art Available Online

1.8 Million Free Works of Art from World-Class Museums: A Meta List of Great Art Available Online | The World of Open | Scoop.it
Since the first stirrings of the internet, artists and curators have puzzled over what the fluidity of online space would do to the experience of viewing works of art.
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Weakly Typed - Announcing The Journal of Open Source Software

The Journal of Open Source Software (JOSS) is a new take on an idea that's been gaining some traction over the last few years, that is, to publish papers about software.
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