Worth a Look: Open Source City

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Explore the five elements of an open source city using Raleigh, North Carolina as a case study. See how the open source characteristics of collaboration, transparency, and participation are shaping the open government and open data movements. This book showcases the open source culture, government policies, and economic development happening in Raleigh and acts as a guide for other cities to pursue their open source city brand.

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May 21

Joseph Stiglitz: New New Lipstick on the Pig

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Today, Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, the Columbia professor and former economic advisor to Bill Clinton, [published] a new report for the Roosevelt Institute entitled “Rewriting the Rules,” which is basically a roadmap for what many progressives would like to see happen policy wise over the next four years.

Eight “fixes” and PBI commentary below the fold.

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May 15

Frank de Langen: Open Education & Open Business

Frank de Langen

Frank de Langen

Open Education, efficiency, collaboration and management

Ben Janssen [has] made an interesting remark, as Ben often does. In his view, Open Education is not only a public good, but can also be used as a communication channel. As he stated:

“in my work as an external consultant I often find that departments within an organization are working on the same projects, starting the same pilots and the same programs”.

Even over organizations he sees the same phenomena: organizations who work on the same projects without knowing what happens a stone throw away.

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May 15

Jean Lievens: Open Business Models by Creative Commons – Call for Participation

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Creative Commons Launches Program to Identify, Share Open Business Models

Creative Commons is developing an “open business models initiative” aimed at showing how Creative Commons licenses are being used by businesses, not-for-profits, and governments. According to Paul Stacey, Creative Commons’ associate director of global learning, one of the most asked questions by entrepreneurs to the Creative Commons organization is, “How do I earn a living, pay the bills, and keep the lights on if I openly license my work and give it away for free?” The project is intended to identify and share examples of businesses that are doing just that.

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May 15