Remixing the Desktop

Remixing how we use the Open Source desktop
To understand how to design for proper integration, you need to first explore what people actually use their computers for. Aside from recreational use, the majority of businesses users, and those who actually work on their computers all utilise them within the concept of a project. Within this context, you find users who mentally hook together different applications with the intention of satisfying criteria to achieve a project or goal. This can be demonstrated with a simple use case.

Open Source Methods Make the World Go Round

Slashdot | Open Source Methods Useful Way Beyond Software
Former head of policy at the British Prime Minister’s office, Geoff Mulgan, has co-authored a paper on uses of Open Source methods in arenas far beyond the normal Sourceforge universe. The paper is jointly written with Tom Steinberg, head of UK civic hacking fraternity mySociety and explores the use of open source methods to improve academic peer review, drafting of legislation and even media regulation.

Interestingly enough, this is a position that CALI holds and it is reflected in this year’s conference theme.

Open Law Review ‘Bad’ List Removed

Open Access Law: Open Law Reviews
The left column has changed. Details on why soon…

Over at Open Access Law, Dan Hunter has removed the listing of ‘Good and Bad Law Reviews

Open Access Law with LR listing Open Access Law listing gone

I would wonder if it is just a layout issue as alluded to earlier,or if he is getting heat from some of the ‘Bad Law Reviews’? FWIW, I agree with Dan that Law reviews should be more open with access to their articles. I guess we’ll just wait and see.