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The Next Paradigm Shift: Open Source Everything

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| In the past year, open source software and development models have come to
| the forefront of mobile computing. Whether its Google's Android, the Asus Eee
| PC with its Linux underpinnings and UI, or even the comparison of the more
| open development models of Maemo and Nokia's Internet Tablets with that of
| Apple's iPhone OSX implementation. The shift isn't just a move to mobile
| devices, but a move to a different way of doing business with computing. And
| this one is more profound than just simply cloud computing or moof-ing.



Open Source Textbooks Challenge a Paradigm

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| A small, digital book startup thinks it has a solution to the age-old student
| lament: overpriced textbooks that have little value when the course is over.
| The answer? Make them open source -- and give them away.
| Flat World Knowledge is the brainchild of two former textbook industry
| executives who learned from the inside about the wacky economy of textbooks.


The World Wide Textbook

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| A new project aims to develop low-cost, open-source textbooks for use
| in the developing world
| [...]
| Each of the proposed open-source books has an editor-in-chief
| responsible for putting together a chapter outline and rough
| description, and ensuring that the text comes together in a
| cohesive manner.


Open Shakespeare aims to free the Bard

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| The project was formed under the aegis of the Open Knowledge
| Foundation, whose stated mission is the promotion and development
| of "open knowledge."
| "We have had quite a bit of contact with the Free Software Foundation
| and Creative Commons in one way or another," says project leader
| Rufus Pollock, who is a member of the Creative Commons UK team,
| "but we aren't working with either of them on anything specific
| at present."

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