How the world has changed…

“When I learned electronics, we soldered together discrete components to make a product. Today, we combine copyrighted units of other people’s intellectual property to make a product. And we don’t really have the tools to carry out that task properly.”

A comment by Bruce Perens, the creator of the Open Source Definition, the manifesto of Open Source and the criterion for Open Source software licensing. Perens represented Open Source at the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society, at the request of the United Nations Development Program.

The Student as Producer

We were recently unsuccessful in an application to JISC for a Learning and Teaching Innovation Grant. Nevertheless, the project is one that we’re keen on pursuing in some shape or form, so I thought I post the details here and invite comment.

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