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Jane on April 29th, 2010

A coalition of President, Provosts, and research Vice Presidents of 27 Americans leading research universities and colleges has issued an open letter calling for greatly increased public access to the results of research funded by major federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and the Centers for Disease […]

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Jane on March 18th, 2010

The Open Knowledge Foundation is an english non-for-profit organization whose objective is to promote open knowledge, defined as: Any content, information or data that people are free to use, re-use and redistribute — without any legal, technological or social restriction. The main principles are: 1. Free and open access to the material 2. Freedom to […]

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Tim Berners-Lee at TED 2010 University: “The year open data went worldwide but we have only just started”. At TED2009, Tim Berners-Lee called for “raw data now” — for governments, scientists and institutions to make their data openly available on the web. At TED University in 2010, he shows a few of the interesting results […]

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On Oct. 20, 2009, during OPEN ACCESS WEEK at the University of Western Ontario, two panelists (Professor Joaquin Madrenas, Head of Immunology, Robarts Research Institute and Professor Ajit Pyati,,Assistant Professor, Faculty of Information and Media Studies) discussed the benefits of open access from the perspectives of scholar/researcher and international development. The third panelist (Professor Mark […]

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Jane on February 3rd, 2010

The Electronic Freedom Foundation has been defending rights and promoting freedom on the electronic front for 20 years. EFF acts as a watchdog and defends free speech, the individuals right to access innovation, fights to protect intellectual property, and protects our right to privacy in the courts. To celebrate these 20 years, EFF staff designer […]

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