A couple of weeks ago I was invited at the first National Open Government Partnership Forum in Skopje, Macedonia, for the panel titled “OGP-related Initiatives at the Local Level - Comparative Perspectives”. Here’s a short trip report, complete of link to my slides.
The title says it all. The Document Freedom Day “celebrates the importance of Open Standards for all electronic documents, whether public or private”. And these are the reasons why all Catholics, and all Christians in general, should promote this kind of event and take an active part in it:
update 2011/08/02: please see comment by TIm O’Reilly at the end of the post Instructables is a web-based service created to “enable open-source hardware by [allowing] users to collaboratively design, document, build, and market their ideas”.
(this is the second part of the translation, with some links updated, of an article I wrote in June 2007 on this topic. The first part is here).
Last month Corriere della Sera, one of the major Italian newspapers, asked several novelists and other writers if and how the age of ebooks is changing fiction and the general approach to creation of literature. It was an interesting read, because it contained both pearls of wisdom and things that are either irrelevant or simply wrong, but all said by the same “gurus”.