Is Open Source Right For Your Organization

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Lots of people seem to be talking about “open source” software these days, but for non-techies, it’s not always easy to find out more about this option. The term “open source” itself means that the actual source code written by programmers can be viewed, modified or downloaded by anyone, and the software is typically developed, marketed and distributed by a loosely organized community of individuals rather than a vendor. Types of Open Source Software.

Open Source Cinema

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

His newest project is Open Source Cinema. Here's his description: Open Source Cinema is the web platform for the creation of a feature documentary film about Copyright titled Basement Tapes. This film is open source - and thats why I created. Brett's Remix of Lessig's Words. Brett Gaylor is a amazing! Through the film, I'm examining how our concepts of "intellectual property" have been radically altered by the Internet.

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Free/Open Source licenses upheld in court

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From Lawrence Lessig, big news for anyone who cares about the legal underpinnings of the free software movement : I am very proud to report today that the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (THE “IP&# court in the US) has upheld a free (ok, they call them “open source&# ) copyright license [PDF] , explicitly pointing to the work of Creative Commons and others.

Office clean-up Part 1 :Open-Source and the GPL

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

This is a musing on the current state of the Gnu Public License, which governs a preponderance of open-source software projects. But first, let's talk about what open-source means for a minute. I know a lot of people in the in the non-profit community think of Open-Source software as "free", as not requiring a license agreement. Software that is released without copyright or license is termed Public Domain software.

Speaking of open social networks …

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Speaking of open social networks … August 14, 2008 I just joined identi.ca. is a microblogging service based on an open source project, Laconica , and all of the updates are copyrighted by a Creative Commons (Attribution) license.

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eBooks #2: So you want to e-publish? Mechanics…

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to do to get my novels out in the world, and have been greatly influenced by Cory Doctorow in terms of copyright (or, more accurately, copyleft ). It depends on your platform, your budget, and your technology skillset: epub-tools : an open source, command line set of tools for conversion to epub format. Books Intellectual Property Open Source Open Standards ebooks opensource

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Receiving the 2013 Migel Medal

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

That treaty should replicate the successful copyright exception here in the U.S. From capturing the stories of human rights violations in Guatemala, Burma, Syria and Uganda, to helping a biologist plan a better restoration of a wetlands, or matching up an open source geek with the social good project of his or her dreams, Benetech’s team is using technology to make the world a better place.

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10NTC: Freedom for IP's Brian Rowe on Content Sharing

Tech Soup Blog

I caught Brian Rowe 's Sharing Content, Terms of Service, and Copyright Best Practices session today at this year's NTC, which was a great primer for understanding Creative Commons licensing and included information on the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) and several other topics. Tags: Legal Considerations Marketing Online Activism Open Source Reference Social Networking Tech Planning Using the Web and Internet Web 2.0

Economically, open looks better than closed

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Economically, open looks better than closed September 13, 2007 An interesting study was released yesterday by an organization called the Computer and Communications Industry Association (with heavyweight members like Google and Microsoft) which shows that fair use exceptions to copyright generate more economic benefit than copyrights themselves.

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Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Stellarium: open source planetarium for your computer Stellarium: open source planetarium for your computer Last Updated on Thursday, 28 February 2008 09:54 Written by Steve Thursday, 28 February 2008 09:54 Because Microsoft is going to launch a planetarium product soon, I heard about an open source package called Stellarium.

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Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Plone Integration for Salesforce.com on the Appexchange Plone Integration for Salesforce.com on the Appexchange Last Updated on Thursday, 13 September 2007 10:37 Written by Steve Thursday, 13 September 2007 10:36 There is now a public listing for the open-source Plone Integration for Salesforce.com project.

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Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Bye bye dotproject Bye bye dotproject Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 January 2007 10:35 Written by Steve Wednesday, 17 January 2007 10:35 I wrote earlier about our integration between Salesforce.com with dotproject , an open-source project management application.

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Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Speechcasting: podcasting feeds for new website content in Plone Speechcasting: podcasting feeds for new website content in Plone Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 March 2006 08:31 Written by Steve Tuesday, 28 March 2006 08:31 Alan Runyan, one of the founders of the Plone open source CMS, just posted his latest proof of concept: speechcasting.

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Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Jitterbit: Integration with Salesforce.com Jitterbit: Integration with Salesforce.com Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 November 2006 11:47 Written by Steve Tuesday, 14 November 2006 11:47 I sat in on a webinar for Jitterbit open source integration server. The goal of Jitterbit is to make your integrations easier by allowing you to connect various data sources together based on rules and schedules you create.

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Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Eclipse, my new favorite editor Eclipse, my new favorite editor Last Updated on Tuesday, 4 April 2006 07:21 Written by Steve Tuesday, 4 April 2006 07:19 Salesforce.com just built a plug-in to Eclipse , the open-source Java integrated development environment (IDE) to support S-Control development.

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It’s an open source java toolkit for visualizing data. Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Visualizing social networks in Salesforce Visualizing social networks in Salesforce Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 June 2006 03:16 Written by Steve Wednesday, 14 June 2006 03:16 I started playing with Prefuse a couple weeks ago.

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It’s an open source project management/time tracking system written in PHP/MySQL, that allows you to create projects with tasks for a customer, and then log time against those tasks.

Why I’m Scared of the SOPA bill

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We’re against piracy, and have made commitments to authors and publishers to encourage compliance with copyright law. Bookshare is legal in the United States because our copyright lawincludes an exception that allows nonprofit organizations like Benetech to make accessible versions of books for people with print disabilities without requesting permission or paying a royalty. But, when asked if we know whether or not there are “pirated” copyrighted materials, we can’t say.

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I Need a Good Lawyer

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We’re operating at the forefront of copyright limitations and exceptions, both in the United States and globally. We’re deep believers in the benefits of openness, which means we publish open source software and create open content under Creative Commons licenses. An intellectual property manual done from the standpoint of an organization that is dedicated to openness, rather than proprietary approaches.

IP Tidbits

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

There is a very interesting PDF floating about with a powerpoint presentation by the CEO of the RIAA about the copyright/filesharing, etc. It looks pretty amazing – and a great testament to what open source licensing can do for creative work. {

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Leveraging Impact through Technology (LIT)

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Here’s a glimpse at what we’re delivering: Open-content, publicly available and freely shared image descriptions and reusable graphical models to improve accessibility of NIMAC textbooks and Common Core content (this is so cool, I'm going to write another blog just on this aspect: look for the Triple Play blog!) Exciting new tools, including a free, open source Android ebook reader and a free web-based ebook reader along with an accessible bookshelf in “the cloud.”

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Creative Commons Turns Six

Idealware

Everyone there--undergraduate science students, librarians, artists, legal and Internet activists of note, and more—mixed in celebrating gains against traditional copyright-driven restriction of intellectual property. You can use CC to change your copyright terms from 'All Rights Reserved' to 'Some Rights Reserved.'" Creative Commons generalizes the concepts behind Open Source software, now familiar in nonprofit tech circles.

The Wealth of Networks, Part II

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

He further says: "If information producers do not need to capture the economic benefits of their particular information outputs, or if some businesses can capture the economic value of their information production by means other than exclusive control … the justification for regulating access by granting copyrights is weakened." Because of this, there in fact might well be negative benefit to copyright, not positive benefit.

Delhi University

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I quite enjoyed our discussions, which ranged from Bookshare to the need for open source screen readers. A couple of days later I had breakfast with my host, Professor Sena, and we talked in depth about the need for copyright changes in India, a cause he had been championing for years. It's a huge university: more than 100,000 students including their open university extension. My next stop in New Delhi was Delhi University.

Why I’m Scared of the SOPA Bill by Jim Fruchterman

Beth Kanter

We’re against piracy, and have made commitments to authors and publishers to encourage compliance with copyright law. Bookshare is legal in the United States because our copyright law includes an exception that allows nonprofit organizations like Benetech to make accessible versions of books for people with print disabilities without requesting permission or paying a royalty. But, when asked if we know whether or not there are “pirated” copyrighted materials, we can’t say.

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10 Things To Consider in a CRM

Idealware

Free and open source systems tend to require a different mindset about support than more traditional vendor-supported systems. License: Copyright The Nonprofit Times. PublishDate: May 2012. Author: Laura S. Quinn. Constituent Relationship Management systems allow you to track a 360 degree view of all your interactions with constituents.

2015 Jim Lynch Award Winner — Kyle Wiens of iFixit

Tech Soup Blog

iFixit is an online repair community and parts retailer internationally renowned for its open-source repair manuals and product "teardowns." If we open up most of our devices, we are usually violating the warranty and (in some cases) federal law. Copyright Office, completed its "triannual" rulemaking on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

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Web 2.0: Opportunity or Threat - IT Director 2.0

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We need to avoid simplistic solutions to the complexities: Open Standards Fundamentalist: we just need XML. Open Source Fundamentalist: we just need Linux. Legal Fundamentalist: it breaches copyright, ??? This is slide 31 of an interesting presentation about Web2.0 from the perspective of an IT department director, Brian Kelly at the University of Bath in the UK. I found it in one of my more recently required addictions - SlideShare.

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He’s a phenomenal speaker, with an amazing grasp of history, and the place of open source software in the greater context of human struggle. In this new world, there is no justification for the proprietary model of software–it’s not as good (see IE7), it’s economically more expensive, and it’s is less moral than the open source model. Open source software and communities have the potential to benefit the world, particularly the poor.

Understanding and Improving Email Deliverability

Idealware

Mail servers basically check incoming emails against these databases and reject those from a “bad” source. Some websites, like the open source Spam Assassin ( [link] ), will let you test your messages for bad keywords. License: Copyright © Idealware. PublishDate: January 2012. Author: Colin Pizarek and Chris Bernard. Neither “snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night” might stay the U.S.

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Jon Stahl has a bunch of quotes in the article, Open source communities and nonprofit organizations are a great fit. While Salesforce.com isn’t open source, they show a desire for openness with the way they look at their platform and your data.

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Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home ONE/Northwest gets grant from Salesforce.com to integrate with Plone ONE/Northwest gets grant from Salesforce.com to integrate with Plone Last Updated on Friday, 21 April 2006 09:47 Written by Steve Friday, 21 April 2006 09:42 The Salesforce.com Foundation announced today that a plucky band of techno-strategists up in Seattle will get a $25,000 grant to build integration between the open source Plone content management system and Salesforce.com.

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If you’re interested in Plone and Salesforce working together, let me know and I’ll put you in touch with Andrew–we’d love some help on this open source project!

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The project includes a free schematic design, open software for uploading and editing stored bitmap images, and a high-quality kit with all the parts (tags: bike electronics ) FeedCycle : Publish serialised RSS web feeds a service for delivering content as rss feeds not as published, but on a set schedule (tags: web2.0

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If you want an open-source CMS for managing your website that is integrated with Salesforce.com, you should check out Plone and the connections we’ve created to Salesforce.com. Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Plone Salesforce integration screencasts Plone Salesforce integration screencasts Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2008 02:20 Written by Steve Tuesday, 24 June 2008 02:20 At ONE/Northwest, we’re all about using appropriate tools for the job.

TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge Global Tweet Chat Recap

Tech Soup Blog

The answer for smaller organizations is to look for open source software as suggested in the Cambridge portion of the tweet chat. The chat stressed the importance of communicating about privacy and copyright for those concerned about participating in digital storytelling. On Monday, April 16, TechSoup took its Digital Storytelling global with a full-day tweet chat spanning 10 time zones.

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We’re excited about integration, web services, open source, and all things modern and interesting. Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Come work here! Come work here! Last Updated on Thursday, 14 February 2008 10:05 Written by Steve Thursday, 14 February 2008 03:30 This is by far the best organization I’ve ever worked with. We’re doing great stuff with environmental groups.

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Plone is an open source CMS. Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Displaying Salesforce data on a Plone site Displaying Salesforce data on a Plone site Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 July 2007 03:55 Written by Steve Tuesday, 17 July 2007 03:55 My awesome co-worker Andrew Burkhalter just posted the second article in a series about how sf.com and Plone currently can work together showing an example of displaying some Salesforce data on a Plone website.

A Few Good Tools for Event Registration (Updated!)

Idealware

color:black">Those using open-source content-management systems like Joomla , Drupal or. License: Copyright © Techsoup, published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 PublishDate: July 2011. Author: Laura S. Quinn. Kyle Andrei. color:black">These days, most event participants expect to be able to register for events online.

Building the Tech Capacity of Nonprofits Everywhere with TechSoup's NetSquared Events

Tech Soup Blog

Reform Copyright. Birmingham, United Kingdom: Open-Source Software for Charities. Oxford, United Kingdom: The Open Data Event. Every day, American nonprofits, charities, and libraries rely on TechSoup's product donation program for the information they need to make smart decisions about technology. But did you know that our work is global?

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She covers the history of the software landscape nicely, and I think correctly identifies the new things that are now possible because of fully open APIs, like Salesforce.com has. I’m really excited about the possibilities opening up to the nonprofit sector because of open APIs like Salesforce.com’s. Thanks to a $25K grant from the Salesforce.com Foundation , we’re currently working on an integration between the Plone open source CMS and Salesforce.com.

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