Preparing for OpenExpo I was looking for a solution to connect a beamer video projector to our Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook S7010D presentation laptop. Since I had troubles with an external monitor for this machine with Ubuntu Feisty Fawn before (the screen is either flimmering or only on the external or internal monitor) I mailed some Linux friends for support. Luckily Sven Herzberg of GNOME had spent some days of googling before and found the solution. Thanks a lot for your great help!
Awards for innovations are a great thing. First of all, you may win. Competition is fun and provides energy to accomplish more than you’d do if there are no rivals. Second, even if you don’t win, you still have done something cool. Because next to the extrinsic motivation of a prize you need also intrinsic motivation to participate in a competition so you feel happy when you’ve reached your personal goal even if you don’t scoop in. And third, if it’s a reward for something good (however this is defined…) then public benefits as well. It benefits from the innovation achieved by the winner as well as the progress accomplished by the entire industry or community.
What would be other great things that should be awarded? I dream of an Open Source Award for different kinds of groups: developers starting a new, wanted OSS project, firms releasing previously proprietary code as OSS, pioneering government agencies choosing OSS solutions, schools that teach on Linux computers etc. Secondly, I’d love to see more adoption for Fairtrade products: restaurants or cafeterias which switch to Fairtrade coffee, retailers and manufacturers which certify their products on Fairtrade labels such as Max Havelaar, housewifes or -husbands who buy Fairtrade products rather than M-Budget (Swiss low cost product line) etc.
Tuesday September 11th 2007, 13:44h
Filed under: FLOSS
As the Swiss decision concerning OOXML has ended up to be positive for Microsoft the thing left to do is to complain about the outcome and criticize the flawed process. That’s what did the WOZ in its follow-up article and that’s what I did in the current issue of Computerworld.
10:15 Irmgard Wiesner: Arbeit in umstrittenen Wikipedia-Artikeln
11:00 Delphine Ménard: The promotion of free knowledge: the cultural challenge
13:15 Dr. Peter Haber und Jan Hodel: Erfahrungen der Geschichtswissenschaft mit der Wikipedia
14:00 Dr. Emanuel Meyer: Wikipedia und Urheberrecht - Was ist erlaubt? Was muss beachtet werden?
14:45 Michail Jungierek: Potential von Wikisource für Wissensarbeitende
16:00 Dr. Marco Jorio: Das Historische Lexikon der Schweiz - zwischen Printmedium und freier elektronischer Publikation
16:45 Dr. Donat Agosti: Antbase.org - Freier Zugang als Grundlage für die Wissenschaft
17:30 Podiumsdiskussion “Freier Zugang zu …” moderiert von Wolf Ludwig. Teilnehmer: Dr. Donat Agosti, Dr. Marco Jorio, Michail Jungierek, Delphine Ménard
Workshops (PC-Poolraum U101, Muesmattstr. 29, Bern)
Parallel zum Hauptprogramm finden Workshops zur Wikipedia und zu Wikisource statt:
10:15 Michail Jungierek: Alte Schriften - neu erschlossen
11:00 Christian Seidl: Wie funktioniert die Wikipedia?
13:15 Michail Jungierek: Alte Schriften - neu erschlossen
14:00 Christian Seidl: Wie funktioniert die Wikipedia?