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"SPARC has started their own Innovator Awards to recognize students who are helping move scholarly communication towards an open access model. SPARC, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to correct imbalances in the scholarly publishing system. This years SPARC awards were heavily pervaded by students in the Free Culture movement..."
Supporters of the open access movement (OA), the open-source-inspired community that promotes free access to academic research, are disappointed but not discouraged by the defeat of a bill that would have required research published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States to be available to the public.
European citizens have the right to freely access documents and information from the institutions which represent them, and it is about time that the use of open source software became more widespread.
Public WiFi access abounds. 'Free WiFi', 'Internet Hot-Spot' and other slogans offer tempting but 'naked' internet access. This tutorial will show you how to use two freely available open source applications - Mozilla Firefox ('Firefox') and OpenSSH ('SSH') - to make your wireless more secure.....
There is both a perceptual and an actual channel of openness in software. Users value the freedom of mobility as very close to what coders value as the freedom of source code access. The only reason there is a real gap here is that closed source systems, like Facebook, LinkedIn, etc., don't actually allow you freedom of movement. It merely feels like that because the application is free and, fiscally speaking, the barrier for entry or exit is zero.
Access is demonstrating its Access Linux Platform (ALP) 3.0 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The new LiMo-compatible "advanced UI" mobile ALP stack leverages Open GL-ES 2.0 to offer 3D special effects, and introduces a standardized API that splits logic from presentation layers, says Access.
Binary Freedom started not long ago a campaign to promote free software and open standards on the state of Massachusetts. Government choice of software dictates the software citizens are able to use to access information and services. Please consider voting if you live in MA.
"As part of my campaign for social change, I have slowly been getting involved in different types of activism in the recent past, Free Software being one of them. Being a technologist, I have been trying to use Internet as the medium to promote the causes that I have been standing for.
We rightly celebrate how open source opens markets. But it can also close them...This is one of the ironies of open source. Quick access to code lets you close things down just as quickly as you open things up.