Posts Categorized: OpenSource

owning your data

I was recently interviewed for an article in Forbes magazine and asked what I thought about ‘The Cloud’. There was a typographical error in my response, so here it is corrected. I cannot see why any organization would put all of its data online. The Cloud is just a different term for someone else’s computer,… Read more »

open source workers

Openness enables knowledge-sharing, which fosters innovation through a diversity of ideas. Trust emerges in networks that are open and transparent. This is how open source software is developed. There are lessons to learn for open source work.

The new enclosure movement

ENCLOSURE: In English social and economic history, enclosure or inclosure is the process which ends traditional rights such as mowing meadows for hay, or grazing livestock on common land formerly held in the open field system. Once enclosed, these uses of the land become restricted to the owner, and it ceases to be land for… Read more »

Open as in commons, not garden

Once again, it’s time to put my money where my mouth is. I have been a proponent of the open web and open source software for the past decade and more. This site was Creative Commons licensed when CC was in its infancy. I have talked several times about the importance of owning your data…. Read more »

Simultaneity and Openness

Here are some of the things that were shared via Twitter this past week. @DaveGray – “trainers must know the thing they are training. Most knowledge today flows too fast to learn, then teach. Simultaneity is faster” Queensland Police on Facebook: “There was no master plan” by @RossDawson One of the key lessons was that… Read more »

"Sharing put me on the map"

Here are some of the things I found via Twitter this past week. QUOTES @stangarfield – “Influence knowledge sharing behavior by modeling it – lead by example, practice what you preach, show how it is done: get followers” @nilofer – “Being genuinely creative means not knowing where you are going. Accept uncertainty.” — The Bitcoin… Read more »

Beta, data and more

Here’s what I learned on Twitter this past week: @literacyadviser “The only truly effective web filter is an educated mind.” via @ jonhusband @dweinberger “The only way I know to solve big problems anymore is to do it in public.” — “Training for future use of a skill is pretty much pointless.” by @JaneBozarth —… Read more »

Elgg: it’s a community effort

This weekend I noticed a tweet from Alec Couros about some issues with the Ning social networking platform. That post is over a year old but from the comments as late as last fall, there seem to be ongoing issues on how Ning treats its customers, users and their data. This brought me to reflect,… Read more »

Where’s your data?

I wrote about the importance of owning your data for blogging a while back and last week’s Twitter crash coupled with the demise of an URL shortener only reinforce that in my mind. The case of may not be so obvious to some, but whenever you use a URL shortener, that connection gets stored… Read more »

Friday’s Finds #1

In an attempt to make my finds on Twitter more explicit, this may be the start of regular posts on some of the things I learned this past week (weekly seems better than monthly). Numbers & Measurement From Charles Green at The Trusted Advisor: If you can measure it, you can manage it; if you… Read more »