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Copyright

Ian Sommerville’s blog provoked this post, as it gave another chance to talk about copyright:

http://se9book.wordpress.com/2011/01/24/acm-considered-harmful/

It’s all wrapped up in the monopoly grants of copyright. 412 more words

Government

Private vs Public Repositories in the Enterprise (Enterprise Open Source Part 2)

Why would anyone want to have a private repository (a-la bitbucket), and not make their code available to anyone to see/enhance/critique (a-la GitHub)?

In the public internet, the reasons are legion: plenty of folks are learning and need somewhere safer to put the output of their mediocre, laughable scratchings than on their local disk. 619 more words

Technology

Enterprise Open Source

I recently came across this article, advocating the use of open source within organisations:

Why Your Company Needs To Write More Open Source Software

There are many reasons why going open-source is good for organisations, and almost as many reasons why its not likely to happen any time soon. 483 more words

Technology

Video and tutorial series on open source programming | Opensource.com

Brother team Jared and JR Nielsen are the puppet masters behind The Hello World Program, a video and tutorial series hosted by a penguin, a snake, a fox, and a robot.

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Educational Technology

MScMA UGent Final Project Presentations

The Master of Science in Marketing Analysis had a record-breaking six final projects this year with a mix of marketing analytics and market research projects. In general, each project involves a UGent student team working on a real-life company problem for 3 months with specific deliverables. 454 more words

Big Data

The "Free", "Standard", "Open" Software Heresy

There are those people that have a strong, dogmatic belief in what they call “Free” or “Standard” or “Open” software. One of those individuals is Jimmie (let’s call him Jimmie in this article) who has responded to an article about… 900 more words

Jooq

What is Arduino and what can it do?

According to Wikipedia, Arduino is a single-board microcontroller, intended to make the application of interactive objects or environments more accessible. The hardware consists of an open-source hardware board designed around an 8-bit Atmel AVR microcontroller, or a 32-bit Atmel ARM. 346 more words

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