A few weeks ago i was listening to a video i stumbled upon through the KP blog. The guy in it said Microsoft was taken over by the white hats, by the Alliance. At the time this seemed like a very wild statement not based upon reality, so i dismissed it for myself.
The open-source movement could not only disrupt architecture but also help solve the global housing crisis.
An open data project is exploring new ways to use shareable databases in creative, public-spirited ways.
Now Medialab Prado is trying to go global with its civic incubation model. In September and October, it will be hosting a MOOC course (in Spanish) on “how to grow your own citizen laboratory and build networks of cooperation.” The idea is to foster very localized citizen innovation labs, even in rural areas, by helping people learn how to host prototyping workshops, use helpful digital tools, issue open calls to identify projects and collaborators, and run communication plans, mediation, documentation, evaluation, etc.
This is childsplay, there is an abundance of alternatives on par or better than what M$ is providing
Basing on the article we have this list
Marginally reliable but interesting. Sadly, nobody — open or proprietary — offers holistic analytics or true cost economics. Expensive retards.
I read “A New Funding Model for Open Source Software.” The main idea is that the current approach to financial “support” of open source software is broken. I agree, particularly if one looks at the problem from the developer or developers in the “community.”