I was a contributor for OpenStreetMap for a long time, and I advocated for OpenStreetMap for a long time, but the project has stalled while the proprietary mapping world has continued to improve in data quality. For those of us who care about Free and Open data, this is a problem. In this article, I explore the reasons why I think OSM has stalled, as well as solutions to get the project back on track.
Unlike conventional economics textbooks, which set forth axiomatic principles that supposedly govern an entire field of economic life, the Core-Econ textbook is a big fan of empirical realities, behavioral evidence and economic history. This textbook does not treat economics as if the past were irrelevant or as if the Universal Truths of Neoliberal Economics make societal institutions marginal. The Economy sees economics in its rich, complicated historical context. For example, it boldly addresses the importance of property rights arrangements, bargaining power, and distributional fairness issues.
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Free Culture is our generation's reaction to the ethical failings of your generation's music industry.
Via Volker Ralf Grassmuck: From what we know about Ana de Hollanda so far, she is void of any political vision. There is also no indication that she is grasping the fundamental transition of culture in the digital revolution that she would have to steer her country through; of the potential it holds for education... Continue reading ...