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Blog Entry Beyond the Language Tussle
by Tejaswini Niranjana published Dec 10, 2014 — filed under: ,
It might be more productive to see the ongoing Sanskrit versus German controversy as a welcome opportunity to discuss the real and persistent problems of our education system, not all of which have to do with which languages children get to learn.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry Bharat Majhi Writings Now Available Under a Creative Commons License
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Oct 14, 2014 last modified Nov 07, 2014 03:34 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
Before the advent of Odia Wikisource becoming live, Centre for Internet and Society's Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K) got in touch with notable Odia author Bharat Majhi for bringing his writings on the Internet.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry Big Data and Positive Social Change in the Developing World: A White Paper for Practitioners and Researchers
by Nishant Shah published Oct 01, 2014 — filed under: , , , , ,
I was a part of a working group writing a white paper on big data and social change, over the last six months. This white paper was produced by a group of activists, researchers and data experts who met at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Centre to discuss the question of whether, and how, big data is becoming a resource for positive social change in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Big Data, People's Lives, and the Importance of Openness
by Nishant Shah published Jun 24, 2013 last modified Jul 03, 2013 04:23 AM — filed under: ,
Openness has become the buzzword for everything in India right now. From the new kids on the block riding the wave of Digital Humanities investing in infrastructure of open knowledge initiatives to the rhetoric of people-centered open government data projects that are architected to create 'empowered citizens', there is an inherent belief that Opening up things will make everything good.
Located in Openness / Blog
Bitcoin & Open Source with Aaron Koenig
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 06, 2014 — filed under: , , ,
Aaron Koenig, director of bitfilm.org and a global Bitcoin entrepreneur will give a talk at the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore on February 7 at 6.00 p.m.
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Blog Entry Books and More are Relicensed to Creative Commons
by Subhashish Panigrahi published May 02, 2014 last modified May 28, 2014 06:29 AM — filed under: , , ,
This blog post is cross-posted from Opensource.com. It was published on May 2, 2014.
Located in Openness / Blog
Books are a bridge between generations
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 23, 2014 last modified May 05, 2014 09:27 AM — filed under: , , ,
Kannada litterateurs stressed on the importance of books and cultivating the habit of reading on the occasion of ‘World Book Day’ on Wednesday.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry Bridging Gender Gap in Pune: WikiWomenDay 2012 Celebrated with Success!
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Oct 29, 2012 last modified Nov 10, 2012 08:30 AM — filed under: , , , ,
A2K team members Subhashish Panigrahi and Noopur Raval participated in the "WikiWomenDay" organized by Wikipedia Club Pune at PAI International Learning Solutions, Azam Campus on October 28, 2012. Subhashish unfolds the happenings of this full day free fun workshop.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry Bringing Konkani Encyclopedia in Public Domain
by Nitika Tandon published Jan 22, 2013 last modified Jul 26, 2013 11:35 AM — filed under: , , , ,
On December 14, 2012, a meeting was scheduled with the Vice Chancellor Dr. Satish R Shetye to discuss the possibility of bringing Konkani Encyclopedia in public domain. Nitika Tandon shares the development in this blog post.
Located in Openness / Blog
Building Knowledge Bases and Platforms via Mass Collaboration on the Internet
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 23, 2013 last modified Oct 14, 2013 01:44 AM — filed under: ,
T.Vishnu Vardhan delivered a lecture at the School of Cultural Texts and Records in the Digital Humanities class to students of Department of Film Studies, Jadavpur University on September 23, 2013.
Located in News & Media