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Register for our Webinar: The #SlideWiki trials experience. Lessons learned on OCW authoring and training – Wed, Oct 24, 2018

In this webinar, Alexandra Garatzogianni, Senior Research and Innovation Project Manager at the Leibniz Information Center for Science and Technology, University Library (TIB) and at the Leibniz University of Hannover, will moderate a discussion between Edna Ruckhaus, Senior Researcher at the Ontology Engineering Group (OEG) and Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa, Lecturer at the Artificial Intelligence Department … Read more

The Greek Scientix Conference successfully completed

The Greek Scientix Conference for STEM training was successfully completed, the conference was organized by the Open Technologies Alliance(GFOSS), the National Association of Managers of the Natural Science Laboratories (panekfe) and the European SchoolNet on 3-4 September 2018 at the National Technical University of Athens, in the Zografou campus. In the conference 857 participants registered … Read more

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery: how to communicate to denaturalize enclosures and make commons sexy again?

The idea of the commons is much older than capitalism. But somehow we got used to the opposite idea: that everything is private property unless stated otherwise. A lot of problems already have open source solutions, but those who need them not always can find them. How to complete that missing link to help the … Read more

Code + Create: Bringing refugee and Greek youth to learn & work together

The scope of this project is to teach young people digital skills with the use of open technologies. We have set up two open labs and  have created open educational material (available at elearn.ellak.gr) to provide free courses to mixed classes of refugees and Greek youth. Code+Create has been designed and implemented in partnership between … Read more

#Open #source goes #space, a two days workshop

Open source software (OSS) is used virtually everywhere and open source hardware (OSHW) is getting more and more popular as well. Then why not apply the philosophy of open source to space? The Open Source Cubesat Workshop (OSCW) was created exactly for that: to promote the open source philosophy for CubeSat missions and further. Its … Read more

A beginner’s guide to Open Access

“For the first time, the overwhelming majority of scholarly literature is available gratis to anyone with an Internet connection.” The recent publication of an academic paper, published before peer review, has lasting implications for academic publishing and for the conduct of research. Himmelstein et al reported in Science that 99.3% of valid incoming requests for academic … Read more

Push #Free #Software and #Open #Science for #Horizon2020, by Erik Albers

Summary: please help us to get the idea about the importance of Free Software as a condition for Open Science into the mind of stakeholders and decision-takers of the Horizon2020 program. You can do so by participating in the interim evaluation and re-using FSFE’s position paper.  What came to my mind the first times that … Read more

There is no #OpenScience without the use of #OpenStandards and #FreeSoftware, by Erik Albers

Recently, the EU ministers responsible for research and innovation decided unanimously that by 2020, all results and scientific publications of publicly and publicly-private funded research must be freely available. This shall be ensured by the mandatory use of Open Access licenses that guarantee free access to publications. In addition “the data must be made accessible, … Read more