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Blog Entry CBGA - Consultation on Opening Up Access to Budget Data in India (Delhi, January 27)
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Jan 27, 2017 last modified Jan 27, 2017 05:45 AM — filed under: , ,
Open Budgets India, a comprehensive and user-friendly open data portal to provide free, easy, and timely access to relevant data on budgets, has been developed by the Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA) in collaboration with a number of other organisations. CBGA is organising a Consultation on “Opening Up the Access to Budget Data in India” on Friday, January 27, 2017, to launch the beta version of the portal. Sumandro Chattapadhyay will be a speaker in the panel discussion that will follow the launch.
Located in Openness / News & Media
Blog Entry Comments on the Draft National Policy on Software Products
by Anubha Sinha, Rohini Lakshané, and Udbhav Tiwari published Dec 11, 2016 last modified Dec 12, 2016 02:45 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society submitted public comments to the Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY), Ministry of Information & Communications Technology, Govt. of India on the National Policy of Software Products on December 9, 2016.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry 4 tips for DIY makers
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Nov 22, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
I started learning stencil printing and hand lettering this year, and became quite enthralled with it. These age old techniques really add something special to postcards, which I usually send to myself, my wife, and my friends while traveling.
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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Blog Entry Adopting ORCID as a Unique Identifier will Benefit all Involved in Scholarly Communication
by Subbiah Arunachalam and Muthu Madhan published Oct 28, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID, is a nonprofit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers. Together with other persistent identifiers for scholarly works such as digital object identifiers (DOIs) and identifiers for organizations, ORCID makes research more discoverable.
Located in Openness
Blog Entry Open source in everyday life: How we celebrated the Software Freedom Day in Bengaluru
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Oct 27, 2016 — filed under: , ,
The free and open source software (FOSS) enthusiasts just celebrated the Software Freedom Day (SFD) on September 17 all across the world. This year, a small group of six of us gathered to celebrate SFD in the Indian city of Bengaluru. The group consisted of open source contributors from communities such as Mozilla, Wikimedia, Mediawiki, Open Street Map, and users of FOSS solutions.
Located in Openness
Blog Entry (Lack of) Representation of Non-Western World in Process of Creation of Web Standards
by Harsh Gupta published Oct 20, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
World Wide Consortium (W3C) as a standard setting organization for the World Wide Web plays a very important role in shaping the web. We focus on the ongoing controversy related to Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) and found that there was a serious lack of participation from people from non-western countries. We also found serious lack of gender diversity in the EME debate.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
OpenData Week in Madrid - OD4D Summit, Open Data Charter Meetings, and IODC16
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 16, 2016 — filed under: ,
Sumandro Chattopadhyay took part in three open data events in Madrid in the first week of October 2016.
Located in Openness / News & Media
Blog Entry Why Open Access Has To Look Up For Academic Publishing To Look Up
by Anubha Sinha published Oct 12, 2016 — filed under: ,
In an important development, the US Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint against the India-based OMICS group for harassing authors to publish in its journals.
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Blog Entry How we celebrated Software Freedom Day
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Oct 07, 2016 last modified Oct 07, 2016 02:02 AM — filed under: , ,
A small group of 6 FOSS contributors from communities such as Mozilla, Wikimedia, Mediawiki, Open Street Map and users of FOSS solutions gathered in Bengaluru to celebrate Software Freedom Day. Subhashish Panigrahi who was a part of the event, reports the developments.
Located in Openness