Category: other research

multi-user typo

Le Blog-a-dam: As you may not see, this blog is powered by Typo, a cool Ruby on Rails driven blog application. However I missed the functionnality of being able to easily host multiple blog on my server. I could not find much info beside a howto which required virtual hosts and implied editing Typo’s internal. […]

Read More ComparisonStudy of Free/Open Source and Proprietary Software in an AfricanContext: Implementation and Policy-making to Optimise Community Accessto ICT The SoftwareComparison research project providesthe needed background information and advice topeople who want to makesound software choices for public computer labs in Africa.Thefinal report represents the first comprehensive analysis of softwarechoicesin the African public-access context. The […]

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New Open Access Journal for human-centered ICT research

New Open Access Journal for human-centered ICT research: New Open Access journal for human-centered ICT research now available Human Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments is an international, scholarly online journal that presents articles exploring the many issues and challenges surrounding human-technology interaction. For more information go to the journal web site: […]

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Disappearing Government Information – New paper by Susan Nevelow Mart

Disappearing Government Information – New paper by Susan Nevelow Mart: You can download it for free from SSRN.   Susan Nevelow Mart, Let the People Know the Facts: Can Government Information Removed from the Internet be Reclaimed Abstract:      This article examines the legal bases of the public’s right to access government information, and examines […]

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China "suspected of spying at Swedish universities" China “suspected of spying at Swedish universities” (AFP/The Local) China is suspected of hiring scientists to spy and steal unpatented research from Swedish universities, Swedish public radio reported on Monday. Quoting an unnamed detective within Sweden’s security service, Säpo, radio news program Ekot reported that guest scientists from China were suspected of stealing unpublished […]

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International Campaign Against Mass Surveillance

International Campaign Against Mass Surveillance: An International Campaign Against Mass Surveillance was launched 20 April 2005 in London, Manila, Ottawa and Washington,with initial endorsements on its declaration from almost one hundred groups from around the world. The introduction and detailed White Paper on the campaign’s Web site speak for themselves, specifically in highlighting the significnace […]

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Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons: Not sure why I hadn’t run accross the Wikimedia Commons site before today, but I’m glad I finally did. Every time I find another wiki site like this I just find the concept very powerful. I just think it’s so cool that people would put their work into the public domain without the […]

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canadian invasion? – New River Valley Current -First companies prepare to occupy new incubator Jim Flowers, director of VT KnowledgeWorks, the incubator now under construction, said he is working with 11 companies that could eventually become tenants. He said he expects four of them will be ready to take possession of space in the 45,000-square-foot building […]

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ICT Policy: A Beginner's Guide

ICT Policy: A Beginner’s Guide: The handbook aims to build the capacity of interested persons to understand the issues around policy on ICT development and regulation, to grasp the policy process,and to become involved in this process. ———– this could be handy…..

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News Release – New partnership supports open source publishing software development – January 20, 2005

News Release – New partnership supports open source publishing software development – January 20, 2005: The University of British Columbia’s Public Knowledge Project (PKP), the Simon Fraser University Library and SFU’s Canadian Center for Studies in Publishing (CCSP) have formed a partnership to support the maintenance and ongoing development of the internationally acclaimed open source […]

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