Posts tagged ‘open knowledge’

SPIEGEL archive freely accessible

February 13th, 2008

As announced recently Europes biggest magazine DER SPIEGEL (trans. = “The mirror” – not to confuse with “The Mirror” in UK!) made today articles of SPIEGEL (including sub-magazines and their lexicon) and Manager Magazin at wissen.spiegel.de online available for the public. The material is still copyrighted but it is a huge knowledge dump as the […]

DER SPIEGEL (“the mirror” in German), Europe’s biggest magazine, will open its archive beginning of 2008. As announced the publisher’s subsidiary company SPIEGELnet and the Wissen Media Group will set up SPIEGEL Wissen. There the SPIEGEL articles starting from 1947 will be combined with content from Wikipedia and the Bertelsmann-Lexika. Only the current issue needs […]

Wikipedia license update

December 2nd, 2007

As Lawrence Lessig reports Wikipedia has made a resolution to update it’s license and make it compatible with a Creative Commons license: It is hereby resolved that: The Foundation requests that the GNU Free Documentation License be modified in the fashion proposed by the FSF to allow migration by mass collaborative projects to the Creative […]

How about making the world a library? With books everywhere! This is the the precise plan of the BookCrossing project. The idea is simple: books get an id, are registered on the website of the project and put anywhere you want in the real world. Anybody else who finds the book can read it. Ideally […]

EN: DRIVER (Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research) recently launched a wiki to aggregate knowledge regarding open access with focus on Europe. It intends to offer e.g. country specific information about fundings, events and organizations. [via open-access.net]