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Everything Open and Free

Everything Open and Free

101 Fantastic Freebies - Page 13 Free. It's the magic word for an ever-expanding wealth of downloadable software and online services. Free doesn't necessarily mean good, however, and hunting for freebies can mean sifting through a lot of junk. That's where we come in. We surfed, clicked, and installed to find sparkling free gems capable of planning your time, keeping you in touch, and tuning and securing your PC, not to mention glitzing up your desktop, helping you stay productive, and entertaining you with music, videos, photos, and games. We also singled out two free offerings--one download and one online service--as the best of the bunch. Also in This Article

The Foundation for P2P Alternatives Openworld - Welcome Protocol for Implementing Open Access Data Status of this Memo This memo provides information for the Internet community interested in distributing data or databases under an “open access” structure. There are several definitions of “open” and “open access” on the Internet, including the Open Knowledge Definition and the Budapest Declaration on Open Access; the protocol laid out herein is intended to conform to the Open Knowledge Definition and extend the ideas of the Budapest Declaration to data and databases. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind, but does specify the requirements for gaining and using the Science Commons Open Access Data Mark and metadata, by using legal tools and norms that conform to the protocol specified. The terms MUST, MUST NOT, and SHOULD are used herein as defined in RFC 2119 (“Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement Levels”). 1. The motivation behind this memorandum is interoperability of scientific data. 1.2. 2. 3. 4. 5. 5.1 Category errors 5.2 False expectations 6.

26 Places to Find Free Multimedia for Your Blog Nothing makes a blog post more eye-catching than a great header image, but not all publishers have artistic talent. And even accomplished digital creatives often crave some found material to start from or work with in a project. Luckily for all of the above, sources abound for finding a compelling photo to grab your readers' eyes and draw them in, or to locate fresh multimedia to remix. Creative Commons search You may be familiar with the Creative Commons free licenses that aim to give creators more freedom to allow sharing and remixing of their content. Here are several excellent spots to search large pools of Creative Commons-licensed images: 1. Free stock and public domain images Need a professional-looking image but don't have the budget for spendy stock photo houses? 5. WikiMedia Commons 12. Free audio sources Free video sources 20. Further resources 24. More blogger resources from Mashable: Image courtesy of iStockphoto, Johnnyscriv

Déclaration des Droits de l'Internaute Article 0.1 : Chaque individu est libre d'accéder ou non à Internet et de choisir les moyens d'accès qui lui conviennent. Article 0.2 : Les Internautes sont égaux en droits et en devoirs. Article 1.1 : Les données y transitent de manière égale et indifférenciée, aucune information n'a priorité sur une autre. Article 1.2 : Seul le pouvoir judiciaire peut autoriser la surveillance, l'interception ou l'interdiction d'un flux ou d'une donnée. Article 2.1 : Le droit à la communication est un droit inaliénable au titre de la liberté d'expression et du droit à l'information, qui garantissent le droit de partager le savoir, les idées et la culture. Article 2.2 : Tout individu dispose d'une protection égale de ses droits sur Internet afin que la liberté de consultation et de diffusion de contenus des uns ne porte atteinte à l'intégrité physique ou morale des autres. Article 3.1 : Le déploiement de ses infrastructures doit favoriser la communication et l'échange pour tous.

Cause commune Cause commune : l’information entre bien commun et propriété vient d’être réédité en livre numérique chez publie.net avec une préface originale. L’édition papier a paru aux Editions Fayard dans la collection Transversales (février 2005). Pour des informations sur les traductions choisissez la langue correspondante dans les menus de bas de page. Achetez le livre numérique : chez publie.net Achetez le livre papier : Achetez le chez votre libraire préféré, ou si ce n’est pas possible en ligne (Alapage, Amazon, Decitre, FNAC) … et / ou téléchargez le La version PDF du livre Cause commune : l’information entre bien commun et propriété est mise à disposition sous un contrat Creative Commons Télécharger (format PDF) Quatrième de couverture L’information et ses technologies refaçonnent notre univers technique, social et éthique, mais ces bouleversements se font dans deux directions opposées selon que l’on choisit d’en encourager l’appropriation privée ou d’en faire des biens communs. Revue de presse

Open-data Cities Conference2012 I wrote this column for The Argus newspaper after the conference: More than 150 people attended the Open-data Cities Conference at Brighton Dome Corn Exchange. The conference, I hope, helped put Brighton and Hove at the forefront of an historic shift – fuelled by emerging internet technologies – that will transform the lives of millions of citizens in a global network of “networked” cities. So what is an open-data city? In simple terms, it is a city where democratically-accountable and publicly-funded organisations take the lead in the widespread release of data – with no licensing strings attached – that can be interpreted or manipulated by computers. As a result, such data can then be used to create innovative applications and services for the public good. To emphasise: open data is not about personal data relating to identifiable individuals. When I gave up my job to organise the conference, I was determined that it should not only generate discussion, but also inspire action.

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