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Blog Entry Comments on Draft National Policy on ICT in School Education
by krithika published Apr 18, 2011 last modified Aug 30, 2011 02:23 PM — filed under: ,
The Department of School Education & Literacy under the Ministry of Human Resources Development invited comments on its latest draft of the National Policy on ICT in School Education. CIS' comments are listed in this post.
Located in Openness / Blog
March 2011 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 31, 2011 last modified Jul 30, 2012 10:59 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Greetings from the Centre for Internet and Society! In this issue we are pleased to present you the latest updates about our research, upcoming events, and news and media coverage.
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February 2011 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 28, 2011 last modified Jul 30, 2012 11:16 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Greetings from the Centre for Internet and Society! In this issue we are pleased to present you the latest updates about our research, upcoming events, and news and media coverage:
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Blog Entry Engaging on the Digital Commons
by Pranesh Prakash published Feb 25, 2011 last modified Aug 20, 2011 12:56 PM — filed under: , , ,
We at the Centre for Internet and Society are very glad to be able to participate in the 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC). Our interest in the conference arises mainly from our work in the areas of intellectual property rights reform and promotion of different forms of ‘opennesses’ that have cropped up as a response to perceived problems with our present-day regime of intellectual property rights, including open content, open standards, free and open source software, open government data, open access to scholarly research and data, open access to law, etc., our emerging work on telecom policy with respect to open/shared spectrum, and the very important questions around Internet governance. The article by Sunil Abraham and Pranesh Prakash was published in the journal Common Voices, Issue 4.
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Blog Entry CIS Comments on the Interoperability Framework for e-Governance (Phase I)
by Pranesh Prakash published Feb 23, 2011 last modified May 22, 2013 10:48 AM — filed under: , ,
In November 2010, the Central Government released the Draft 0.6 of the Technical Standards for the Interoperability Framework for e-Governance (Phase I), requesting comments by January 27, 2011. Here are the comments that CIS submitted.
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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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January 2011 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 31, 2011 last modified Jul 30, 2012 11:25 AM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
Greetings from the Centre for Internet and Society! It gives us immense pleasure to present regular updates on the progress of our research on the mainstream Internet media. In this issue of we bring our latest project updates, news and media coverage:
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Blog Entry E-Governance Interoperability Framework — Meeting in Iraq
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 29, 2011 last modified Aug 18, 2011 05:04 AM — filed under:
A meeting to create a plan of action for the development of e-Governance Interoperability Framework (e-GIF) in Iraq and include formulation of an e-GIF policy and technical document within the larger framework of public sector modernization, was held from 25 to 27 January 2011. Sunil Abraham was the main resource person for this meeting.
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Blog Entry The Online Video Environment in India - A Survey Report
by Pranesh Prakash published Jan 25, 2011 last modified Oct 03, 2011 09:31 AM — filed under: , , ,
iCOMMONS, the OPEN VIDEO ALLIANCE, and the CENTRE FOR INTERNET AND SOCIETY have initiated a research project which seeks to survey the online video environment in India and the opportunities this new medium presents for creative expression and civic engagement. This report seeks to define key issues in the Indian context and begins to develop a short-term policy framework to address them.
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Civic hackers seek to find their feet in India
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 03, 2011 last modified Apr 04, 2011 06:45 AM — filed under:
In 2006, when Sushant Sinha,who holds a doctorate in Internet security from the University of Michigan, tried to use the Indian government’s judicial rulings website, Judis.nic.in, he found it difficult to get the data he was looking for. “Judis.nic.in didn’t have a good text search or ability to sort results by relevance,” Sinha said. The lack of these two critical functions rendered the wealth of data on the site largely unusable.
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