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Blog Entry Software Freedom Pledge
by Pranesh Prakash published Sep 25, 2015 last modified Sep 25, 2015 12:26 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
On September 19, 2015, celebrated globally as Software Freedom Day, a number of enthusiasts got together and collectively took a pledge.
Located in Openness
Blog Entry Should Indian Researchers Pay to Get their Work Published
by Muthu Madhan, Siva Shankar Kimidi, Subbiah Gunasekaran and Subbiah Arunachalam published Oct 29, 2016 last modified Oct 29, 2016 02:47 PM — filed under: , , ,
We raise the financial and ethical issue of paying for getting papers published in professional journals. Indian researchers have published more than 37,000 papers in over 880 open access journals from 61 countries in the five years 2010-14 as seen from Science Citation Index Expanded. This accounts for about 14.4% of India’s overall publication output, considerably higher than the 11.6% from the world. Indian authors have used 488 OA journals levying article processing charge (APC), ranging from INR 500 to US$5,000, in the five years to publish about 15,400 papers.
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Bangalore Meet-up for the Open Government Partnership Brasilia
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 12, 2012 last modified Apr 12, 2012 01:18 PM — filed under: , ,
The international Open Government Partnership (OGP) is holding its first annual meeting on April 17 and 18, 2012. Representatives from over 50 member countries will gather in Brasilia to celebrate the progress that has been made to date, to exchange best practices, and to grow and strengthen the global collaborative network of open government leaders. Bangalore meet-up at CIS on April 17, 2012 from 5.30 p.m to 7.30 p.m.
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Open access to government data on the cards
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 26, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
The way has been cleared for public access to the data collected by Union government ministries and departments, with official approval being accorded to the National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy (NDSAP). T Ramachandran's article was published in the Hindu on March 25, 2012. Pranesh Prakash is quoted in it.
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OSOD 2013: International Workshop on Open Science and Open Data
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 22, 2013 — filed under: , , ,
Nehaa Chaudhari was a panelist at the International Workshop on Open Science and Open Data, 2013, held on October 07, 2013 at the Indian Statistical Institute. She gave a presentation on "Government Copyright and the Open Access Conundrum"
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Blog Entry Wiki Academy
by Radha Rao published Sep 15, 2009 last modified Aug 18, 2011 05:01 AM — filed under: ,
An article by Hari Prasad Nadig on Wiki Academy, a workshop based on usage of Indian languages, editing and its applications in academics of Wikipedia - the free online encyclopedia, was held at Eric Mathias hall in St Aloysius College in Mangalore on Saturday, August 22.
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Blog Entry Open Video Summit
by Radha Rao published Dec 10, 2009 last modified Aug 18, 2011 05:08 AM — filed under: ,
The Open Video Summit: A one-day workshop to explore issues of intellectual property and telecom policy for video is being organized by The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), iCommons, Open Video Alliance and Magic Lantern on December 15, 2009 at TERI, Bangalore, from 9am to 6pm.
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Blog Entry Openness, Videos, Impressions
by Nishant Shah published Dec 28, 2009 last modified Sep 22, 2011 12:23 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
The one day Open Video Summit organised by the Centre for Internet & Society, iCommons, Open Video Alliance, and Magic Lantern, to bring together a range of stakeholders to discuss the possibilities, potentials, mechanics and politics of Open Video. Nishant Shah, who participated in the conversations, was invited to summarise the impressions and ideas that ensued in the day.
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Blog Entry Research Project on Open Video in India
by Pranesh Prakash published Apr 05, 2010 last modified Aug 23, 2011 02:51 AM — filed under: , , ,
Open Video Alliance and the Centre for Internet and Society are calling for researchers for a project on open video in India, its potentials, limitations, and recommendations on policy interventions.
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Blog Entry Open Government Platform: An Open Source Solution to Democratizing Access to Information and Energizing Civic Engagement
by Neeta Verma, Alka Mishra and D.P. Mishra published Nov 19, 2012 — filed under: , ,
If government could release these datasets in open format for people to use & reuse, a whole lot of new innovative apps could be built around these datasets to provide better, customized services to citizens.
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