cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo shared by Bob.Fornal If you have been following the Canadian higher education scene, you know that when it comes to copyright policy these are highly charged and troubling times. A recent development has two prominent Ontario institutions making the surprise decision to cut a controversial deal […]Read more "Frustrating misconceptions on openness"
cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo shared by Merrick Brown The UBC Wiki just keeps scaling new heights. For some time, every content page of the UBC Wiki has featured a link on the bottom-left sidebar for the “embed code” for that page’s content – the same functionality that works so well […]Read more "UBC Wiki Content – To Go"
Kap Zeal shared CC by sabeth718 I recently came across a transcript of an interview posted by journalist Adrianne Jeffries. She had just published a worthy examination of the emerging practice of banks mining social networking data to calculate credit scores. In the course of her research, she interviewed noted lawyer and free software advocate […]Read more "Pragmatism, zeal, laziness, freedom"
Most Amazing High Definition Image of Earth – Blue Marble 2012 shared CC-BY by NASA Goddard Photo and Video Last month… NASA updated the most iconic photograph in our civilization’s gallery: “Blue Marble,” originally taken from Apollo 17 in 1972. The spectacular new high-def image shows a picture of the Americas on January 4th, a […]Read more "“read the ‘freaky’ weather reports”"