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Citizen Scientists

http://www.demos.co.uk

"...It is time for scientists to reconnect their work and expertise with a wider role in society, to become Citizen Scientists [...] By doing science differently, these scientists and others like them are challenging assumptions about the why, the how and the what of twenty-first century science." — via Lionel Larqu

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Book of the Week: History of Italian art hacking

http://blog.p2pfoundation.net

"...The main research field of this book is Italy, since it is here that networking practices have determined the construction of a network of projects unparalleled in any other country. A scene with a strong identity and with its own artistic, technological and political feeling has been formed in Italy.

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California is going to develop digital open source books

http://arstechnica.com

The governor of California has launched a new initiative to compile open source textbooks for the state. He hopes that the plan will help cut costs and improve the quality of education. The effort seems very promising, but the state's complex standards and arduous textbook evaluation process will pose major challenges.

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Lisp outside the Box

http://lisp-book.org

"I'm writing a book about Lisp and O'Reilly is going to publish it. The aim is to show people who suspected that Lisp was dead because it couldn't look outside the box, along with those who hoped it could but didn't know how, that the going isn't all that hard..."

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David Bollier talk on 5/18 at NYU - History of Free Culture Movement

http://collectivecommunicationscampus.wordpress.com

"...David Bollier will speak about the themes of his new book, Viral Spiral: How the Commoners Built a Digital Republic of Their Own (New Press)..."

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REMIX now ccFree

http://www.lessig.org

"The Bloomsbury Academic Press version of REMIX is now Creative Commons licensed. You can download the book on the Bloomsbury Academic page..."

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Land of Lisp: Learn to Program in Lisp, One Game at a Time!

http://nostarch.com

"Lisp is a uniquely powerful programming language that, despite its academic reputation, is actually very practical. Land of Lisp brings the language into the real world, teaching Lisp by showing you how to write several complete Lisp-based games, including a text adventure, an evolution simulation, and a robot battle.

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Keith Curtis Authors a Case for Free Software that Could Change the World

http://news.prnewswire.com

"Keith Curtis, an 11-year veteran of Microsoft, takes a programmer’s approach in “Software Wars,” attempting to systematically build a case that free software can help pave the way for a 21st-century renaissance in many fields ranging from artificial intelligence (cars that drive themselves) to the human journey into space (space elevators). For Mr.

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Free Software Supporter -- Issue 13, April 2009

http://www.fsf.org

* Version 2.2 of gNewSense released
* FSF releases audio recording of LibrePlanet conference
* Winners of the annual free software awards announced!
* Help spring the Javascript Trap
* European Elections and the Free Software Pact
* Can you help the Open Graphics Project?
* Nintendo DSi: Defective by DESiGN
* Join Amazon authors' "drmfree" effort

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Learn to Master WordPress Platform

http://www.stc-siliconvalley.org

WordPress is a blogging program that is gaining both popularity and converts. Consequently, there are many books available to help you learn how to best use WordPress, whether you have an account on the WordPress.com site or a site hosted elsewhere running WordPress.

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Norwegian Minister Publishes Book under CC BY-SA

http://creativecommons.org

"Today, Norway’s Minister of Government Administration and Reform, Heidi Grande Røys, launched a new book, edited by the Minister, about sharing and the social side of computer networks..."

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10 open source books worth downloading

http://www.tectonic.co.za

Free and open source software is all about sharing so, prompted by a reader who emailed me last week to ask about books on Linux, I spent some time over the weekend doing research. The result is a short list of books that users - from newbies to gurus - can download and read at their leisure.

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An easy library catalog with Tellico

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Setting up an electronic "card catalog" for my books always seemed like a lot of work, so I hadn't really attempted it before; lately, I happened across a KDE program called Tellico that made it so easy and fun that I completed my inventory in under a week. Plus, I finally found a use for that "CueCat" scanner I've had collecting dust for the last several years!

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Understanding FOSS Visual Guide

http://nancib.wordpress.com

Martin Owens, the leader of the Ubuntu Massachusetts Local Community (LoCo) Team and general guru for things GNU/Linux, has published a delightful little book (currently in draft form) that explains the concept of Free and Open Source Software. Available in PDF form as well as in the SVG source files, the 22-page book should be part of every FOSS supporter’s library.

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This Week's Multicore and Parallel Programming Reading List - Dr Dobb's

http://www.ddj.com

C, C#, Erlang, and more A list of book releases compiled by Dr. Dobb's to keep you up-to-date on parallel programming and multicore technology.

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