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Spread the gospel! Tim Berners-Lee's Open Data Institute goes global

Graham Perrin

ODI aims, charter and more

ODI global network announced (2013-10-28)

Thirteen nodes; the open source ODI Charter. You can follow the development of the ODI Charter and Nodes via Github.

Data

At this time, I should not expect the ODI itself to publish the data of other organisations. See below …

Aims of the Institute

In two paragraphs:

"The Open Data Institute will catalyse the evolution of an open data culture to create economic, environmental, and social value. It will unlock supply, generate demand, create and disseminate knowledge to address local and global issues.

"We will convene world-class experts to collaborate, incubate, nurture and mentor new ideas, and promote innovation. We will enable anyone to learn and engage with open data, and empower our teams to help others through professional coaching and mentoring."

Also, the ODI will "… help organisations who are using data be aware of which data they can and can’t use and to help organisations who want to publish data to make that data sharable, structured, reliable and traceable …"; "… demonstrate, encourage, promote and develop the use of open data by the private sector …" (emphasis added by me).

Open Data Partnership for Development

Both the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN) and The World Bank are well-established and reputable, so I should expect good to come from partnerships such as these.

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Vulture 2 paintjob: Four-year-old nipper triumphs

Graham Perrin

Yes. Thank you.

I can visualise it, three centuries from now, looking for the creator.

So. Looking ahead. Can we arrange for Ariadne and James to have some prepared answers for their creation?

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Only way to stop the iPad: Flash-disk mutant SPEED FREAKS

Graham Perrin

solid state hybrid drive

SSHD is more commonly solid state hybrid drive (not solid state hard drive).

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Snow Leopard forces silent Flash downgrade

Graham Perrin

In what way is 10.0.23.1 vulnerable?

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb09-10.html describes "Adobe Flash Player 9.0.159.0 and 10.0.22.87 and earlier 9.x and 10.x versions" as affected — without reference to 10.0.23.x.

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Wolfram Alpha - a new kind of Fail

Graham Perrin
Go

DBpedia

The noticeable presence of information from Wikipedia may be thanks to DBPedia.

<http://dbpedia.org/>

<http://groups.diigo.com/Web2/bookmark/tag/RDF>

<http://groups.diigo.com/Web2/bookmark/tag/semantic>

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VBA-free Office for Mac debuts

Graham Perrin

Compatibility with WebDAV and other types of server volume

1) Can anyone tell whether the 2008 suite still suffers incompatibility with WebDAV volumes?

2004 and prior versions of the applications tended to fail through, for example, requirement to write to the root of server volumes.

2) Historically, AFP and SMB/CIFS have offered better compatibility with Office.

Does anyone know whether such workarounds (for writing to root, when that's impossible) tend to be client-side (afpfs.fs and smbfs.fs) or server-side?

TIA for any advice.

Graham Perrin — CENTRIM — http://www.brighton.ac.uk/centrim/

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