The Free Knowledge Institute (FKI) is a non-profit organisation that fosters the free exchange of knowledge in all areas of society. Inspired by the Free Software movement, the FKI promotes freedom of use, modification, copying and distribution of knowledge in four different but highly related fields: education, technology, culture and science.
Wednesday, 30 January 2008
Thursday, 24 January 2008
Saturday, 19 January 2008
The Open Knowledge Definition (OKD) sets out principles to define the 'open' in open knowledge. The term knowledge is used broadly and it includes all forms of data, content such as music, films or books as well any other type of information.
Friday, 18 January 2008
The CARMEN Neuroinformatics Project (Code Analysis, Repository and Modelling for e-Neuroscience) is a four-year e-Science pilot project funded by the EPSRC. The objective of the project is to create a virtual laboratory in which data on neuronal activity (electrical and optical measures) can be shared, stored, manipulated and modelled. The project currently involves a consortium of 20 academic investigators from 11 universities as well as commercial and international associates, but will expand to include new core partners over the coming years. CARMEN is supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
For other project deliverables visit: http://www.disc-uk.org/deliverables.html.
Thursday, 10 January 2008
The latest issue of the DCC peer reviewed journal includes an article on PRONOM-ROAR (file formats), archiving derived data from astronomy publications and graduate curriculum for biological information specialists. In the non-peer reviewed section there are conference reports and a draft of the new DCC Curation Lifecycle model.
A useful fact sheet from the DCC on copyright in databases and the database right.
Monday, 7 January 2008
Friday, 4 January 2008
the protocol is meant to be a basis for creating a legal tool to facilitate data re-use and data integration across international jurisdictions.