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Blog Entry It's September, and That Means It's Time for Software Freedom Day
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Sep 17, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
Software Freedom Day (SFD), which celebrates the use of free and open software, is just around the corner on September 17. When the day first started in 2004, only 12 teams from different places joined, but it has since grown to include hundreds registered events around the world, depending on the year.
Located in Openness
Blog Entry ସଫ୍ଟଓଏର ସ୍ୱାଧୀନତା ଦିବସ: ଆମ ହାତେ ଆମ କୋଡ଼ ଲେଖିବା
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Sep 18, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Software Freedom Day (SFD), which celebrates the use of free and open software, was celebrated in many cities today. The piece sheds light on the philosophy of software freedom, and how free and open source software is making a significant social change. I have also shared how anyone can contribute to the FOSS movement in different ways and celebrate SFD.
Located in Openness
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.
Located in Openness
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 (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
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.
Located in Openness
October 2014 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 31, 2014 last modified Nov 23, 2014 04:40 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Welcome to the tenth issue of the newsletter (October 2014).
Located in About Us / Newsletters
Getting Strategic about Openness and Privacy
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 09, 2014 — filed under: ,
This blog post by Tim Davies, Open Data Research Lead at Web Foundation was published in Open Up? on November 3, 2014.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry An Article on Kannada Wikipedia
by U.B.Pavanaja published Nov 14, 2014 last modified Dec 05, 2014 01:22 AM — filed under: , , , ,
I wrote an article on Kannada Wikipedia which was published in the Yojana magazine on November 2014 issue.
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Now, Tulu set to be promoted through Wikipedia articles
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 24, 2014 last modified Dec 06, 2014 01:23 AM — filed under: , ,
With the dream of including Tulu in the list of official languages of the country (eighth schedule of the Constitution) remaining far from being realised, enthusiasts seem to be keen to promote the language through Wikipedia.
Located in Openness / News & Media