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One among the clan of Wikipedians
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 31, 2011 last modified Apr 01, 2011 04:49 PM — filed under:
In 2005, I lived in Johannesburg and worked as an activist to make knowledge more accessible. Between fighting copyright treaties in Geneva that would give corporations an even bigger stranglehold on our minds and finding ways to supply cheap textbooks to township schools, I talked about my work frequently. After one such event, organised by Nhlanhla Mabaso, the godfather of free and open source software in the country, I met two people who were particularly interested in my work. Their names were Angela Beesley and Erik Moller; they looked like college students, and said that they were helping to build an online encyclopaedia called Wikipedia. They were bright, warm and open - and I was hooked.
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Open access conference seeks to free research
by Sanchia de Souza published Mar 26, 2009 last modified Apr 02, 2011 04:10 PM — filed under:
Article by Amulya Gopalakrishnan in the Indian Express (New Delhi), 26 March 2009
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Open Debate
by Pranesh Prakash published Nov 04, 2009 last modified Apr 02, 2011 02:34 PM — filed under:
Deepa Kurup's article in Frontline on the battle over open standards in e-governance.
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Open is the Future
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 27, 2010 last modified May 01, 2011 02:55 AM — filed under:
The third Open World Forum will gather together decision-makers from the open digital world, in Paris. 1,500 participants from 40 countries will come together to analyze the technological, economic and social impact of Open Source, the invisible engine behind the digital revolution. The aim: to interpret future trends and cross-fertilize initiatives.
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An open answer to Office
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 18, 2010 last modified Apr 02, 2011 01:38 PM — filed under:
OpenOffice with its new features is giving Microsoft Word tough competition, says Deepa Kurup in this article published by The Hindu on March 14, 2010.
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Open Source Peluang tidak Terbatas Industri TIK (GCOS 2009)
by Radha Rao published Nov 04, 2009 last modified Apr 02, 2011 02:45 PM — filed under:
JAKARTA--MI: Perangkat lunak Open Source membuka peluang tak terbatas untuk mengembangkan industri di bidang teknologi informasi dan komunikasi (TIK) dalam negeri sekaligus sumber daya manusia di sektor TIK. GCOS '09 was organized by AOSI (Asosiasi open Source Indonesia) and was supported by the State Ministry of Research and Technology and the Ministry Communication Information Technology. The Global Conference on Open Source was held on 26th and 27th of October, 2009 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia.
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Open standards policy in India: A long, but successful journey
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 23, 2010 last modified Apr 02, 2011 07:40 AM — filed under:
Last week, India became another major country to join the growing, global open standards movement. After three years of intense debate and discussion, India's Department of IT in India finalized its Policy on Open Standards for e-Governance, joining the ranks of emerging economies like Brazil, South Africa and others. This is a historic moment and India's Department of Information Technology (DIT) deserves congratulations for approving a policy that will ensure the long-term preservation of India's e-government data.
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Present, tense: Future classrooms
by Radha Rao published Dec 08, 2009 last modified Apr 02, 2011 02:11 PM — filed under:
An article by Nishant Shah in the December issue of Teacher Plus - the magazine for the contemporary teacher.
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Presentation at TIFR: 'Scholarly Communication in the Age of the Commons'
by Sanchia de Souza published Jul 14, 2009 last modified Apr 02, 2011 03:42 PM — filed under:
CIS Distinguished Fellow Dr. Subbiah Arunachalam will give a talk titled 'Scholarly Communication in the Age of the Commons' at TIFR, Mumbai, on Friday, 24 July 2009.
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Quantifying India's research output - Public Lecture by Prof. Subbiah Arunachalam
by Radha Rao published Sep 24, 2009 last modified Apr 02, 2011 02:54 PM — filed under:
International Strategic and Security Studies Programme, IISc. Bangalore, is organizing a Public lecture by Prof. Subbiah Arunachalam on Friday, Sept 25th, on Quantifying India's research output.
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