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Le blog de villesdafrique

Le blog de villesdafrique

Les données culturelles resteront-elles moins libres que les aut La question de la réutilisation des données publiques fait boule de neige en ce moment, au point de devenir l’un des sujets les plus chauds du web. Au sein des données publiques, les données culturelles possèdent un statut à part et sont soumises à des règles particulières, qui ne sont pas toujours nettement appréhendées lors du débat sur la réutilisation des données publiques. La question a rebondi ces dernières semaines, suite au choix opéré par le Ministère de la Justice de placer son Répertoire des Informations Publiques (RIP) sous une licence innovante (la licence IP – Information publique), qui présente la particularité de s’inspirer des mécanismes des licences libres pour faciliter la réutilisation gratuite des données (voir l’article de Thomas Saint Aubain, le concepteur de cette licence). Je dois dire qu’il y a longtemps que j’attendais qu’une telle initiative soit prise par un acteur public. Certains ont été plus rapides que moi et se sont déjà emparés de la question. WordPress:

The Oligarch to the dying press : “Nasdarovie!” Coincidence. At the same time as the Russian billionaire Alexandre Lebedev was finalizing the acquisition of the British paper The Independent, France-Soir was relaunched with great fanfare and money from another oligarch, Sergey Pugachyov. It is not a coincidence, it is an emerging pattern. A terrible one. In which huge amounts of money of questionable origin will take over dying media. These two papers are by no means comparable. Ten days ago, I mingled among 300 others guests, sipping a glass of Champagne on the top of the Georges Pompidou Center a Renzo Piano-designed building at the heart of Paris. As a matter or fact, I would. Nothing to be proud of. Editorial Chinese Wall (Made in Russia) Coincidence, take II. In a nutshell: First, Mrs Vulvert is a former general manager of the Centre National du Cinéma, the munificent French taxpayer subsidies pipeline dedicated to the French movie industry’s welfare. These complicated circumvolutions actually buy very little influence.

UNESCO to host meeting on controversial 'memory of water' research The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is potentially wading into hot water next month when it hosts a meeting set up by Nobelist Luc Montagnier to discuss his controversial research on what has become known as "the memory of water." The afternoon at the agency's Paris headquarters will feature talks about the virologist’s widely ridiculed idea that water can carry information via an electromagnetic imprint from DNA and other molecules. The meeting has so far raised little public opposition from researchers, but the announcement on UNESCO's website acknowledges its controversial nature, saying: The promoters of this conference are aware of the critical reactions aroused by this work in parts of the scientific community, so they wish to communicate their results with the utmost rigor. Montagnier says the issue is actually getting less controversial as fresh evidence for his claims is coming in.

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