Service designers are strongly encouraged to clarify the licencing of all of data, and to use an appropriate Creative Commons licence, ideally one that places some or all of the data into the public domain. Recognising that individual users may want alternative licencing details associated with their data, either more or less restrictive than that of the service itself, designers should consider allowing users to select an appropriate Creative Commons licence that can be stored referenced from their data.
As more web services appear and begin to be composed to create other applications, clear licencing of both services and data will become increasingly important.
from Connecting Social Content Services using FOAF, RDF and REST
Via In Search of OU 2.0… Exploring the potential of Web 2.0 techniques and applications in higher and distance education, informal and lifelong learning.
Commercial Commons License
A Model Agency Agreement, which was drafted by the South African partner of OpenBusiness. It is designed to assist creators, who release work under a Creative Commons license and want to engage with a publisher or gallery (for example) in a commercial relationship. They can use the Model Agency Agreement to structure the commercial relationship. The document provides a way to by-pass the legal costs of entering a commercial relationship. In this way it very much acts like a Creative Commons license, as it provides a free tool for creators to specify their rights and demands. In that sense one can call it a Commercial Commons License.
The contract designs an agency relationship but does not constitute legal advice.
If you have any questions or concerns about how to use this license, or why it might be useful for you click here to read the FAQs.
OS Architecture or Katamari Damacy?
Open Source Architecture Experiment
Architecture may be thought of as a combination of static ‚hardware‘ and dynamic ’software‘. Pushing the analogy further, architecture could be considered an ‚operating system‘ within which people write their own programmes for spatial interaction. One model of operating system that is particularly relevant to architecture (since the design of space is always collaborative) is an open source system.
[…] Main ideas brought into the mix were: locative media (Andrew), which provides control structures that one allows oneself to be part of; open choreography (Ophra) in which a set of instructions can be modified by those who interpret them; play and people-centered design (Margot) where open systems place emphasis on users as designers; low-tech media architecture (Adam) in which existing technology and spaces are re-appropriated; architecture as an open source operating system (Usman) where a collaborative framework is provided within which people create their own social space.
For background information please refer to „Hardspace/Softspace“ and „Logical Conflicts: architecture and open source design“ under Papers.
PingMag Podcast Vol.1 – Usman Haque
Patrice ist ja jetzt am ISPP Diego Thompson in Peru.
Da lohnt es sich doch einmal den Schlussbericht von Matthias Stürmer: Open Source Software-Einführung und -Kurse am ISPP Diego Thomson (PDF) durchzulesen. Ich sage nur: Kudos to Matthias and Patrice!
As more and more people are switching to Firefox, this extension is the perfect tool for the web developer.
The Web Developer extension adds a menu and a toolbar to the browser with various web developer tools. It is designed for Firefox and Mozilla, and will run on any platform that these browsers support including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
Check the blog, see the documentation and visit the forums .
Mozilla Firefox for Rapid Web Development
Evaluating Web Sites for Accessibility with Firefox
Danese Cooper about the MS OS licence move
The big news today at EuroOSCON is the fact that Microsoft has posted new source licenses, and a couple of them might actually be OSD-compliant!!
Jason Matusow’s Blog points to Shared Source Page for more info.