Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
This is something Canada needs (and I would willingly work in such an institute, where I would likely be more comfortable): "A new Open Source Academy, supported with £1.3m from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, is aiming to tackle both fud (fear, uncertainty and doubt) and misplaced enthusiasm." It seems to me that much of this sort of work is needed, both in the area of open source software and open content. A great deal of misinformation and (in my view) outright fabrication is circulating, and this needs to be addressed, at some level, by someone. Otherwise (in my view) we in this country may as well close up shop and leave the inventing and the writing to those large countries and companies who can afford to maintain and support closed publication and patent agendas.

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