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Four short links: 28 November 2013

By Nat Torkington
November 28, 2013

OpenRefine — Google abandoned the excellent Refine tool for working with data sets, now picked up and developed by open source community. Intel’s Arduino-Compatible Board — launched at MakerFaire Rome. (via Wired UK) Game Maven — learn to code by …

The horrors of renting vs. owning ebooks

By Joe Wikert
October 22, 2012

Here’s a story that ought to raise your blood pressure. It brings to life the worst fears of anyone who’s amassed a large collection of ebooks. Linn, an Amazon Kindle customer, suddenly discovered her entire collection has been wiped clean. …

A refresh for open government in British Columbia

By Alex Howard
July 26, 2011

Canadian citizens in the province of British Columbia now have three new websites that focus on open government data, making information related to accountability available, and providing easier access to services and officials.

A refresh for open government in British Columbia

By Alex Howard
July 26, 2011

Canadian citizens in the province of British Columbia now have three new websites that focus on open government data, making information related to accountability available, and providing easier access to services and officials.

Radar's top stories: June 13-17, 2011

Radar's top stories: June 13-17, 2011
By Mac Slocum
June 17, 2011

This week on Radar: We looked at the links between big data and the semantic web, the thought process behind OpenStreetMap's move to the Open Database License was revealed, and we highlighted three ideas you should lift from HubSpot.

Choosing the right license for open data

By Audrey Watters
June 16, 2011

OpenStreetMap founder Steve Coast explains the long and tricky shift from a Creative Commons license to the more data-friendly Open Database License.

Choosing the right license for open data

Choosing the right license for open data
By Audrey Watters
June 16, 2011

OpenStreetMap founder Steve Coast explains the long and tricky shift from a Creative Commons license to the more data-friendly Open Database License.

Four short links: 8 October 2010

By Nat Torkington
October 8, 2010

Training Lessons Learned: Interactivity (Selena Marie Deckelmann) -- again I see parallels between how the best school teachers work and the best trainers. I was working with a group of people with diverse IT backgrounds, and often, I asked individuals to try to explain in their own words various terms (like “transaction”). This helped engage the students in a...

Four short links: 30 September 2010

By Nat Torkington
September 30, 2010

Learn Python The Hard Way -- Zed Shaw's book on programming Python, written as 52 exercises: Each exercise is one or two pages and follows the exact same format. You type each one in (no copy-paste!), make it run, do the extra credit, and then move on. If you get stuck, at least type it in and skip the...

Seeking information on free Linux online training

By Andy Oram
September 29, 2009

I'm interested in hearing about good open-source training materials for GNU/Linux use and administration.

Open Source Code Licenses Review

By Andre Charland
July 18, 2008

Grant Skinner has been thinking about and researching open sources licenses. I think this is timely blog post that everyone involved in software should take a look to get a quick high level understanding of the most popular open source licenses.


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