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    Website Lookaround Pilot - alternativeTo
    Before us today is a pilot of an upcoming mini-series called “Website Lookaround”, where we have a look at various websites which offer freeware/open-source software. Today’s feature is an open-source site called alternativeTo....
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    California to create open source textbooks
    It is no secret that textbooks are expensive. No doubt there are many students who’re still hurting after buying this years haul. California has taken some steps to leverage Open Source software to create so-called “open-source”...
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    Wikipedia: An assessment from a user's perspective - part 3
    Wikipedia is often been presented as a great research resource; however it is also a public forum, where any authorized user can make a declaration or an assertion. “If you find an article that provides relevant information for your research...
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    Wikipedia: An assessment from a user's perspective - part 2
    Following the framework outlined in IT Auditing: An Adaptive System, a critical aspect of an IT assessment is the identification of related risks. Though Wikipedia Project Administrators commonly disavow their Internet endeavors are based on a...
  • 50,000 articles in Wikipedia
    Wikipedia: An assessment from a user's perspective - part 1
    There has been a fair amount of discussion over the last few years regarding Wikipedia. As an educator as well as a professionalwriter my curiosity peaked on August 21, 2012. So in order to addressmy concerns objectively, I established a user...
  • Ouya
    The Ouya on Kickstarter: A boon for gamer and developer alike
    The Ouya kickstarter drew to an end last weekend to the tune of a very impressive $8,596,475 out of a $950,000 goal becoming the top funded videogame project on Kickstarter with a total of 63,416 backers. Kickstarter has quickly become a popular...