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Out in the Open: The Tiny Box That Lets You Take Your Data Back From Google | Enterprise | WIRED

Out in the Open: The Tiny Box That Lets You Take Your Data Back From Google | Enterprise | WIRED | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
For open source developer Johannes Ernst, what the world really needs is a simple device that anyone can use to take their data back from the wilds of the internet.
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The Conflict at the Heart of Open Source

The Conflict at the Heart of Open Source | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Despite the rivers of ink that have flowed regarding the recent Heartbleed vulnerability, I believe the developer community has not addressed the right problem. Developers have fixated on a debate about one of open-source's most touted advantages: With many eyes looking at the code, is open source able to correct bugs faster than closed-source projects?

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More on Open Source Casebooks (They Already Exist) - Technologist

More on Open Source Casebooks (They Already Exist) - Technologist | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
... to widespread adoption of casebooks is format flexibility. Personally, I enjoy reading books on my now ancient Android tablet. Apple folks might prefer an iBook, while Amazon fans will appreciate a Kindle book.
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Field Notes: Open Source gains ground in the enterprise

Computerworld National Correspondent Julia King checks in from the Open Business Conference in San Francisco, where attendees were discussing how open source projects continue to grow within...
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What’s in a Word? DarkMarket Becomes OpenBazaar

What’s in a Word? DarkMarket Becomes OpenBazaar | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
DarkMarket, billed as “opensource, uncensored, and private” for the next generation of digital black markets, has taken a note from the reddit community and changed its name to “OpenBazaar” in order to improve its public image. 


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2Telligence Blog | Making Insights More Accessible and Actionable with Open Source, Collective and Collaborative Intelligence

2Telligence Blog | Making Insights More Accessible and Actionable with Open Source, Collective and Collaborative Intelligence | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Notable examples are Wikipedia, World Bank, OECD, Yelp, TripAdvisor, Quora, Climate CoLab, and Peer-To-Patent, as well as games such as The Sims, Second Life and many other crowdsourcing applications.

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Hackaday offers a trip into space for the best do-it-yourself hardware - VentureBeat

Hackaday offers a trip into space for the best do-it-yourself hardware - VentureBeat | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Through its Hackaday.com website, SupplyFrame is offeringThe Hackaday Prize, a hardware contest where the grand prize is an all-expense-paid trip to space on a carrier of your choice. The call for entries is now open. The prize is a recognition of the growing movement of hardware hackers who celebrate do-it-yourself, innovative, open hardware projects, said program director Kathy Astromoff in an interview with VentureBeat.

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Microsoft Open Sources Its Internet Servers, Steps Into the Future | Enterprise | WIRED

Microsoft Open Sources Its Internet Servers, Steps Into the Future | Enterprise | WIRED | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Today, Microsoft will not only lift the veil from its secret server designs. It will “open source” these designs, sharing them with the world at large so that other online outfits can use them inside their own data centers.
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Out in the Open: Build Your Own Netflix-Style Suggestion Machine for Free - Wired

Out in the Open: Build Your Own Netflix-Style Suggestion Machine for Free - Wired | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Netflix has spent years building and improving its recommendation engine, and even sponsored a $1 million contest to improve its algorithm. But now anyone can download and tinker with this kind of software, thanks to a new open source project.

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Novel Open Source Seed Pledge aims to keep new vegetable and grain varieties free for all

Novel Open Source Seed Pledge aims to keep new vegetable and grain varieties free for all | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Jack Kloppenburg (left), professor in the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology, Irwin Goldman (center), chair of the Department of Horticulture, and Claire Luby (right), graduate student in the UW’s Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics program, fill envelopes with non-patented seeds in the Horticulture office in Moore Hall.

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Video: Start-Up Founder Says Sharing Economy Regulation is 'Bogus'

Video: Start-Up Founder Says Sharing Economy Regulation is 'Bogus' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Ron J. Williams is the creator of SnapGoods and Simplist, which are part of the sharing economy. What is the future of these people-powered systems? And how are traditional businesses responding? Williams weighs in.

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Princeton Students Develop Open Source Voice Control Platform For Any Device - Slashdot

Princeton Students Develop Open Source Voice Control Platform For Any Device - Slashdot | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Two Princeton computer science students have created an open source platform for developing voice-controlled applications that are always on. Created by Shubhro Saha and Charlie Marsh, Jasper runs on the Raspberry Pi under Raspbian, using a collection of open source libraries to make up a development platform for building voice-controlled applications. Marsh and Saha demonstrate Jasper's capability to perform Internet searches, update social media, and control music players such as Spotify.

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Culture wars threaten synthetic biology’s future: Debate on open source versus closed door | Genetic Literacy Project

Culture wars threaten synthetic biology’s future: Debate on open source versus closed door | Genetic Literacy Project | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Synthetic biology has no problem building bridges between biology and engineering, the natural and unnatural—yet it seems to be struggling with internal divisions.

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OpenStack Marketplace aims to end confusion around open-source cloud options - GigaOM

Anyone following the OpenStack ecosystem could be forgiven for being a bit dazed and confused – how many distributions are there? (Fifteen, I think.) How many public clouds? How many private? Even higher-ups at the OpenStack Foundation are hard pressed to answer these questions off the top of their heads.

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▶ Drone Basics and Open Source Ship Tracking, Hak5 1612 - YouTube

Drone Basics explained. From components to flight functions - join autopilot developer Piotr Esden-Tempski and Darren Kitchen for the continuation of our Open Source drone series. Then tracking ships with open source software defined radio - Shannon Morse reports. All that and more, this time on Hak5!

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Why is Open Access Development so Successful? - Stigmergic organization and the economics of information

The  explosive  development  of    “free”  or  “open  source”  information goods  contravenes  the  conventional  wisdom  that  markets  and  commercial organizations are necessary  to efficiently supply products. This paper proposes  a theoretical explanation for this phenomenon, using concepts from economics and theories  of  self-organization.  Once  available  on  the  Internet,  information  is intrinsically  not  a  scarce  good,  as  it  can  be  replicated  virtually  without  cost. Moreover,  freely  distributing  information  is  profitable  to  its  creator,  since  it improves  the  quality  of  the  information,  and  enhances  the  creator’s  reputation.  This  provides  a  sufficient  incentive  for  people  to  contribute  to  open  access projects.  Unlike  traditional  organizations,  open  access  communities  are  open, distributed  and  self-organizing.  Coordination  is  achieved  through  stigmergy :  listings of “work-in-progress” direct potential contributors to the tasks where their contribution  is  most  likely  to  be  fruitful.  This  obviates  the  need  both  for centralized planning and for the “invisible hand” of the market.

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Open Source ERP: When Open Source Collaboration Breaks Down

Open Source ERP: When Open Source Collaboration Breaks Down | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This model breaks down when business people enter the picture. As capitalists, they are compensated to grow their firm’s profits, not support a community. Business people seek a proprietary competitive advantage. As a result, they are unlikely to share their innovations. - See more at: http://www.aiim.org/community/blogs/community/open-source-erp-when-open-source-collaboration-breaks-down#sthash.n3qj6YKA.dpuf

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Out in the Open: Occupy Wall Street Reincarnated as Open Source Software | Enterprise | WIRED

Out in the Open: Occupy Wall Street Reincarnated as Open Source Software | Enterprise | WIRED | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Loomio is an open source web application for making group decisions. It may sound like a niche application, but although the Occupy movement is largely a thing of the past, Loomio is still going strong.
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The Hackaday Prize: You Build Open Hardware, We Send You to Space

The Hackaday Prize: You Build Open Hardware, We Send You to Space | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
  For weeks we've been teasing you that something BIG was coming. This is it. Six months from now one hardware hacker will claim The Hackaday Prize and in doing so, secure the grand prize of a...
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When hackers and farmers join forces

When hackers and farmers join forces | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

P2P Foundation founder Michel Bauwens suggested this short piece for translation: an interview with Philippe Langlois, in which he discusses the world of hackerspaces and the physical application of the open-source, collaborative mentality, applied to practical problem-solving in rural settings.

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Ciudad Escuela : Prototyping

Ciudad Escuela : Prototyping | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Today we are delighted to launch a project that has long been in the making. We have called the project Ciudad Escuela and have rather ambitiously dubbed it the first open-source urban pedagogy in the world. It is the outcome of a most fruitful and exciting collaboration with Domenico di SienaAlfonso Sánchez Uzábal,Basurama and Zuloark.

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Intel on open source: Software, hardware conversations must merge | #RHSummit | SiliconANGLE

Intel on open source: Software, hardware conversations must merge | #RHSummit | SiliconANGLE | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Work in open source is critical, according to Fischer, as there are multiple operating environments that will be critical to data centers, saying Intel will “drive knowledge back into the advancements of our architecture.”

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Open Source: From great technology to greater intelligence - Real Business

Open Source: From great technology to greater intelligence - Real Business | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


An open architecture facilitates the sharing of real-time threat intelligence and protections across a vast community of users for collective immunity.

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Open Souce Funding Models

Open Souce Funding Models | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A look at various funding models for open source projects. Most of the major open source projects require a fair amount of development and maintenance and have many full-time people working on them.

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