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Let’s let them hear what we think about software patents

– a public consultation round on patents in EC – As expected, the Commission is most likely trying to sneak in the issue of software patents into the Community Patent. A general discussion has now been opened about the Community Patent and the future EC patent policy in general, nothing mentioned about software patents, though. […]

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(Learning) nodes are here – still and again

Node – A unit of information. Also known as a frame (KMS), card (Hypercard, Notecards). Used with this special meaning in hypertext circles. (W3.org 1992) David Wiley post a few days ago a very nice post with the title “RIP-ping on Learning Objects”. Arcy Norman was fast commenting David’s post and wrote that learning object […]

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Thriftiness is a virtue – in learning and education, as well

I started to write this post as a comment to Leigh Blackall’s post “learning should be free, its an education that can cost”. Then it started to expand. However read Leigh’s nice post first. This will then make more sense. Difference between library and university/college/school is still hardly understood among the people in the e-learning […]

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Libre Educational Resources and Libre Universities – Should we redefine what is an University?

I probably should write this post in Finnish, as it is targeted mainly for my colleagues in Finland. Though, as the post may be interesting for people in other countries, as well, I am presenting some insights from abroad and as the Flosse Posse is all in all in English I’ll go with the flow(*. […]