Luis von Ahn—Smart Games—Smart Software

Article in Automatiseringgids on [ Luis von Ahn]’s [ ESP Game]—a.k.a. the [ Google Image Labeler]—to smart tag images by human swarms. Ahn also created the spam-avoiding [ Captcha]. Thank you very much Luis!

Natural Capital Institute

[ ] Eduard Povel tipped me on the Natural Capital Institute today—helping society move towards a socially just and environmentally restorative existence. ”’All open source. Hurray!”’ Wow, what a fine initiative. I’m going to contact them to find synergy between NCI and my LandONE initiative.

Co-creation: whoever has the smartest customers wins

Do consumer driven innovation, customer care and Wikinomics work? Well, at Procter & Gamble they do. Read CIO Magazine on Wikinomics. I’m a ”’big big fan of co-creation”’ and it’s been like this ever since the great Internet technologies like mail, the web and [ Java] emerged. [ Kevin Kelly] already wrote about it when he says: …

MIT Press Book On Open Source Now Free

MIT Press Book On Open Source Now Free: “eaglemoon writes ‘MIT Press has released its book Perspectives on Free and Open Source Software as a free PDF download. The book is a collection of research essays covering topics such as open source motivation, economics, business models, software development process and tools, law, and community. Sort …

The Business Case for Open Source Software

The Business Case for Open Source Software: “An anonymous reader writes ‘An InfoWorld blog entry makes a business case for open source software, and attempts to explain the business benefits of OSS to management and business owners. The primary benefits the piece uses to argue in favor of OSS include ”’no licensing fees”’, and ”’no …