The World Bank is taking next steps in making sharing and re-use of data and information easier, by adopting an open access policy (in July) and starting an Open Knowledge Repository
You’re enjoying a sunny day in the park with some friends. You get out your smart phone to find that piece of music your friends really should hear, and all of a sudden, a flock of colourful mini helicopters appears out of nowhere, and perform a gracious dance in the sky above you while the […]
A short excerpt from Professor Robert Chambers’ public lecture on 23 January 2012 in which he lists the words which can be found in the Paris Declaration and those that cannot.
(via The Paris Declaration | Linkingknowledgedomains)
Fundstücke published this week:
A Critical Look at Decentralized Personal Data Architectures21 Feb 2012, Arvind NarayananI have a new paper with the above title, currently under peer review, with Vincent Toubiana, Solon B…
There still are web hosting providers offering only ftp access to your website files. No fun if you’re used to version control systems and shell access. I had to deal with that situation, and used Linux’s strength: combining several small tools.
What is Linked Open Data, and why is it good for cultural heritage institutions (a.k.a. “memory organisations”)
Linked Open Data (by europeana)
What if… you can help 100 million people to learn a new language, and let them help translate the web in return?
TEDxCMU — Luis von Ahn — Duolingo: The Next Chapter in Human Computation (by TEDxTalks)