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course-builder - Course Builder - Google Project Hosting
Course Builder is our experimental first step in the world of online education. It packages the software and technology we used to build our Power Searching with Google online course
education  opensource  elearning  google 
september 2012 by sspela
Keynote by Sumana Harihareswara - Open Source Bridge wiki
"It was expected that, like, of course you want to spend most of your free time in public spaces of the house with your family around! And they understood the idea of getting into the zone regarding *writing* -- you know, it's obvious that you're making something. And both my parents were writers, so they got that. But fiddling around on the computer seemed like just timewasting to them -- they let me do it, some, to play video games and explore the web and Usenet, but it certainly wasn't something they considered edifying. In general, I didn't get a lot of privacy or sustained time to just do my own thing."
talk  opensource  computers  make  making  zone  time  sumanaharihareswara 
july 2012 by sspela
Aporia | mo-seph
Here we present the Aporia modelling framework, an open framework for building empirically grounded models of rural land use. There is a growing interest in creating realistic, empirically grounded Agent Based Models (ABMs) to simulate land use change at a variety of spatiotemporal scales. At the same time, there is the desire to connect human behaviour with models of the environment, and in particular ecosystem services. The Aporia framework is an implementation of an earlier conceptual model of land use and ecosystem services. The Aporia model is modular, flexible and open; it can be tightly and loosely coupled with multiple vegetation models; it can be set up to model a range of ecosystem service indicators; and it can be calibrated for a range of different landscape-scale case studies and modelling styles. The framework is released under an Open Source license, and as such can be freely re-used and modified to form the basis of new models.
opensource  landuse  rural  simulations  abm 
june 2012 by sspela
"PyBossa is a free, open-source, platform for creating and running crowd-sourcing applications that utilise online assistance in performing tasks that require human cognition, knowledge or intelligence such as image classification, transcription, geocoding and more!"
geocoding  mechanicalturk  intelligence  python  transcription  images  classification  help  opensource  crowdsourcing 
june 2012 by sspela
jsGameSoup: A Free Software framework for making games using Javascript and open web technologies.
A Free Software framework for making games using Javascript and open web technologies.
web  games  opensource  javascript 
april 2012 by sspela
Mozilla Popcorn | Making video work like the web
Popcorn makes video work like the web. We create tools and programs to help developers and authors create interactive pages that supplement video and audio with rich web content, allowing your creations to live and grow online.
web  javascript  opensource  popcorn  html5  video 
march 2012 by sspela
Dotspotting - Welcome!
We're making tools to help people gather data about cities and make that data more legible.
vgi  opensource  dots  data  mapping  maps 
march 2012 by sspela
StarLogo on the Web
StarLogo is a programmable modeling environment for exploring the workings of decentralized systems -- systems that are organized without an organizer, coordinated without a coordinator. With StarLogo, you can model (and gain insights into) many real-life phenomena, such as bird flocks, traffic jams, ant colonies, and market economies.
opensource  programming  models  simulations  logo  starlogo 
july 2011 by sspela
WebHome < Main < Foswiki
UrbanSim is a software-based simulation system for supporting planning and analysis of urban development, incorporating the interactions between land use, transportation, the economy, and the environment
urbanism  simulations  opensource  research  city  development  planning  analysis  urbanplanning 
july 2011 by sspela
Weka 3 - Data Mining with Open Source Machine Learning Software in Java
Weka is a collection of machine learning algorithms for data mining tasks.
data  opensource  datamining  weka 
june 2011 by sspela
blosxom :: the zen of blogging ::
Blosxom (pronounced "blossom") is a lightweight yet feature-packed weblog application designed from the ground up with simplicity, usability, and interoperability in mind.
opensource  blog  blogging 
april 2011 by sspela
OpenGeo : Introduction to the OpenGeo Suite
OpenGeo Suite, a fully open geospatial software stack for publishing your data on the web
gis  opensource  creativecommons 
january 2011 by sspela
Publish your computer code: it is good enough : Nature News
I am a professional software engineer and I want to share a trade secret with scientists: most professional computer software isn't very good. The code inside your laptop, television, phone or car is often badly documented, inconsistent and poorly tested.

Why does this matter to science? Because to turn raw data into published research papers often requires a little programming, which means that most scientists write software. And you scientists generally think the code you write is poor. It doesn't contain good comments, have sensible variable names or proper indentation. It breaks if you introduce badly formatted data, and you need to edit the output by hand to get the columns to line up. It includes a routine written by a graduate student which you never completely understood, and so on. Sound familiar? Well, those things don't matter.
science  publishing  opensource  programming 
january 2011 by sspela
The Cathedral and the Bazaar
"I believed that the most important software [...] needed to be built like cathedrals, carefully crafted by individual wizards or small bands of mages working in splendid isolation, with no beta to be released before its time.

Linus Torvalds's style of development—release early and often, delegate everything you can, be open to the point of promiscuity—came as a surprise. No quiet, reverent cathedral-building here—rather, the Linux community seemed to resemble a great babbling bazaar of differing agendas and approaches (aptly symbolized by the Linux archive sites, who'd take submissions from anyone) out of which a coherent and stable system could seemingly emerge only by a succession of miracles."
opensource  cathedral  bazaar  collaboration 
january 2011 by sspela
UCL Discovery - How Many Volunteers Does It Take To Map An Area Well? The validity of Linus' law to Volunteered Geographic Information
"In the area of volunteered geographical information (VGI), the issue of spatial data quality is a clear challenge. The data that are contributed to VGI projects do not comply with standard spatial data quality assurance procedures, and the contributors operate without central coordination and strict data collection frameworks. However, similar to the area of open source software development, it is suggested that the data hold an intrinsic quality assurance measure through the analysis of the number of contributors who have worked on a given spatial unit. The assumption that as the number of contributors increases so does the quality is known as `Linus’ Law’ within the open source community. This paper describes three studies that were carried out to evaluate this hypothesis for VGI using the OpenStreetMap dataset, showing that this rule indeed applies in the case of positional accuracy."
pdf  cartography  opensource  linuslaw  volunteers  data  mapping  maps  accuracy  vgi 
january 2011 by sspela
chapbook - Project Hosting on Google Code
documentation generation tool that lets you write content in HTML and bind it together with a simple ordered list
opensource  software  html 
november 2010 by sspela
sketch and you shall find
image  database  opensource 
july 2010 by sspela
PDF Split and Merge
for splitting and merging pdf files. awesome.
pdf  opensource  tools 
december 2009 by sspela
for converting videos from one format to another
video  opensource  audio  converter 
march 2009 by sspela
What Business Can Learn from Open Source
I think the most important of the new principles business has to learn is that people work a lot harder on stuff they like.
essays  opensource  business  paulgraham 
july 2008 by sspela
SIMILE Project
SIMILE was focused on developing robust, open source tools that empower users to access, manage, visualize and reuse digital assets.
opensource  javascript  MIT  metadata 
february 2008 by sspela

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