Last week I had the pleasure to participate in the free/open source software in academia (fOSSa) conference organised by the French INRIA. The topics of the conference covered from Open Education to Open Science, Open Design and Free Software. In this post I’ll share some reflections on the topic of Open Education. Some of the… Continue reading Open Education at fOSSa conference
Technology companies are taking away the right of the people buying their products and convert them into simple consumers who don’t really own the products they buy.
General introductions about digital fabrication technologies and how our societies are changing right now and in the foreseeable future: Neil Gershenfeld (2005). FAB. The Coming Revolution On Your Desktop – From Personal Computers To Personal Fabrication. Basic Books. About FabLabs and How to make almost anything. Ebook. Neil’s famous TED talk. Hod Lipson, Melba Kurman… Continue reading Selected Readings on Digital DIY
The FKI helped co-develop a research project on the impact of “Digital DIY”, which was selected for funding by the EC. In January 2015 we started the project lead by Luca Mari from Università Carlo Cattaneo/LIUC and with the Politecnico from Milan, R&D company Ab.Acus, University of Westminster, Manchester Metropolitan University and the Amerikano Kollegio… Continue reading Digital Do It Yourself (DiDIY)
About cryptocurrencies and the evolution to a global social means of exchange Bitcoin Bonanza: Cyprus Crisis Boosts Digital Dollars (CNBC) and other news items would suggest the Cypriotic bank crisis has helped spur the BitCoin value. “If I was looking for a store of value, I’d buy gold, wouldn’t I?” a prof told Ars Technica.… Continue reading An accidental millionaire by BitCoin
There have been and still are intense flamewars about the use of the terms free, libre and open in the context of software, knowledge and licensing. As the Free Software movement was the first in defining the main concepts (of copyleft, using copyright to protect the freedoms and thus stimulate sharing of knowledge), let us… Continue reading About Free, Libre and Open
As you may know the Free Knowledge Institute seeks to advance the sharing of knowledge and take away technical, social and legal impediments. One of our core activities lies in education and over the last years we have established a network of universities and specialised groups working together in offering master level courses online through… Continue reading Building a Shared Free Technology Master Curriculum
In 2009 the first edition of the Free Culture Forum was held in Barcelona. The event gathered around 200 representatives
Free Knowledge, Free Technology Education for a free information society SELF International Conference 2008 The FKFT Conference 2008 was the first international event that focused on the production and sharing of free educational and training materials about Free Software.