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When Publishers Attack: Elsevier And The Open Access Research Dilemma

Paul St John Mackintosh | TeleRead | December 9, 2013

It’s no secret that academic publisher Reed Elsevier is facing financial and structural challenges from European Union and other regulatory challenges to its business model, from officials anxious to make sure that publicly-funded research gets to be public... Read More »

Who Are The Long-Term Unemployed?

Matthew O'Brian | The Atlantic | August 23, 2013

It's been over four years since the recovery officially began, but there are still over four million people who are long-term unemployed. That's four million people who can't find work even after looking for six months or more -- four million people who can't even get companies to look at their resumes anymore. Read More »

Why Open Data Matters in Education

Similar to the way open source changed the way technology is built and used, open data has begun to change the way the world looks at data. Open data provides an opportunity to resolve some of the world's most complicated problems, whether in private sector or public sector.

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Why Robert Reich Cares So Passionately About Economic Inequality

Paul Solman | PBS Newshour | October 15, 2013

Friday night's NewsHour featured about six-and-a-half minutes of an interview with newly minted movie star Robert Reich, professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley. We thought some folks might be interested in the entire discussion and therefore are presenting it in two installments, edited slightly for ease of reading.

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Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales Explains Its Mission To Be Mainstream

Jemima Kiss | The Guardian | July 23, 2013

Wikipedians plan more outreach for teachers, better tools for developers and simpler editing tools to increase their audience Read More »

Wireless Learning: How Mobile Technology Is Transforming Classrooms And Empowering Young Women In Jordan

Edith Saldivar | National Geographic | July 18, 2012

Technology in classrooms often seems like an add-on, an extra luxury for developed education systems. But, as Edith Saldivar explains in today’s Digital Diversity, IT can help students all over the world learn in entirely new ways. [...] Read More »

LibreCon 2015

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
October 29, 2015 (All day) - October 30, 2015 (All day)
Location: 
Santiago de Compostela
Spain

LibreCon 2015 takes over from the previous four editions of LibreCon and the Free Software World Conference, planning an event whose main goal will be the creation of business and employment in all sectors of society, through free technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. With this goal always in mind, LibreCon 2015 wants to show the benefits of a sector that is successfully surviving the overall economic crisis. Open Technologies in general and Free Software in particular, are a real alternative which offer increased competitiveness, great savings and development of local economies to worldwide business and government. This year, LibreCon will deal with consumer electronics and the automotive industry (entertainment systems, connected car), the Internet of Things and new education. There will be an area reserved for e-Commerce.

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