2007-10-12

A talk about openness, freedom and transparency

Finally I took the time to record and finalize the screencast (Xvid4, mpeg, Google Video (*)) of a talk I gave some weeks ago at the EMBL PhD retreat in Barcelona. It is called "A quick trip through openness, freedom and transparency" (pdf) and covers open source, open formats, Creative Commons, open access, open science/knowledge in a very introductionary way.

Thanks to Nikolay Sturm who helped me to create a port (not perfect but fine for this purpose) of recordmydesktop for OpenBSD.

(*) bad resolutions on Google Video ... any suggestions how to improve that?

Kommentare:

Jean-Claude Bradley hat gesagt…

Good overview - I hope you generated some interest at your talk.

Just a quick comment about the concern of being scooped by doing Open Notebook Science. If you use vehicles like blogs and wikis that are indexed quickly on major search engines and provide third party time stamps, it is pretty straightforward to prove what you knew at what time. Certainly you are in a better position than talking about your new ideas and results at a conference or putting them in a proposal that is not public.

Konrad Förstner hat gesagt…

Exactly, good point. But for this people first have to accept a blog/wiki as an official contribution. Not sure if this is the case so far.

Konrad Förstner hat gesagt…

Exactly, good point. But for this people first have to accept a blog/wiki posting as an official contribution. Not sure if this is the case so far.