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http://www.junauza.com/2010/11/free-data-mining-software.html

http://www.junauza.com

For those of you who are looking for some data mining tools, here are five of the best open-source data mining software that you could get for free.

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Use Your Linux PC to Teach Students Basic Science

http://www.howtogeek.com

If you’ve ever experienced one of your kids saying “Mom, how do I solve this math problem? What should I do? I’m bored”, then you’ll appreciate KDE Edutainment to help you teach your kids basic mathematics and other sciences.

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Thomas Fischer on KBibTeX, the KDE Reference Manager

http://dot.kde.org

While they are not busy doing (crazy) research, most scientists do a lot of technical writing: papers, presentations, posters, reports. Such writing is usually accompanied by large number of references; managing them by hand can be tedious and long. That is why scientists use bibliography managers.

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KDE and Science

http://dot.kde.org

he scientific mindset shares a lot with that of free software and so it is no surprise that there are plenty of scientists within our community, nor that KDE has some strong applications in the world of science.

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KDE Science: Thomas Friedrichsmeier on RKWard, Toolkits and the KDE Platform

http://dot.kde.org

As reported a few months ago, KDE software has plenty of use among scientists, who may use Plasma workspaces for their daily jobs or develop applications on top of the KDE Platform. We interviewed Thomas Friedrichsmeier, the lead developer of RKWard, a KDE Integrated Development Environment for the statistical programming language R.

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Tim Bray Asks Patent Lawyers to Find Something Better to Do After “Actively Damaging Society”

http://boycottnovell.com

Criticism of the patent system is increasing and abolishment too is being considered for what became a hindrance - not a facilitator - to science

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If you're going to do good science, release the computer code too

http://www.guardian.co.uk

Programs do more and more scientific work - but you need to be able to check them as well as the original data, as the recent row over climate change documentation shows

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Open Scienceand climategate: The IPCC/CRU needs to take a leaf out of CERN's Book

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

This is not the place to debate the immense subject of climate science but it is necessary to say something about "climategate" in order to explain what happens when scientists and politicians collude to distort, hide and even destroy critical (raw) data and methodologies which, unlike the output of CERN, have absolutely colossal financial implications for every man, woman and child on this planet

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Open Source Science: A Revolution From Within

http://www.linuxinsider.com

It worked for software, so why not science? The open source science movement has been gaining momentum, and it's shaping the future of scientific research and discovery.

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AcaWiki uses free software to liberate scientific research

http://www.fsf.org

AcaWiki is a promising new project to build a body of scientific knowledge that is free to use, study, improve, and redistribute. Instead of waiting for journals to make papers more available, they're building a free equivalent that will be just as useful.

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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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Extending the free software paradigm to DIY Biology

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Some time ago I wrote an article about Jim Kent, an American biologist who used free and open software to race Craig Ventnor to the finishing line, sequencing the human genome. That was very big, cutting edge science with a global audience and reach. We live in an age when big science is done, overwhelmingly, in big businesses, universities, research labs and government laboratories.

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Patents Roundup: Attack on Science, Lobby for Software Patents in EU and India, More Rebellion

http://boycottnovell.com

Scientists are repressed further by lawyers, so there are new calls to fight back and restore freedom of thought

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Open Science, Closed Source

http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com

One of the things that disappoints me is the lack of understanding of what's at stake with open source among some of the other open communities. For example, some in the world of open science seem to think it's OK to work with Microsoft, provided it furthers their own specific agenda. Here's a case in point...

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SHARED CONCERNS AND ISSUES EMERGING FROM THE 1ST SCIENCE AND DEMORACY WORLD FORUM

http://fm-sciences.org

"This text is the initial result of the 1st Science & Democracy World Forum which took place in Belém on 26-27 January 2009. It has been written and accepted by citizens of 18 countries from 4 continents.

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