Open source activity map / La mappa dell’attivit√† open source

Red Hat published a new study together with Georgia Tech mapping open source activity across 75 countries. Officially called the Open Source Index (OSI), the final score is made of a number of factors including policies, practices in the Government, Industry, and Community. Topping the list current is France with a score of 1.35. Spain is second at 1.07, Germany third at 1.05, United States¬† ninth at 0,89, Italy¬† eleventh at 0.70. Some countries are not in the list because data are not available. On the website it’s clear that the map is a work in progress: The practical significance is something that must still be evaluated. This Index does not make any final causal statements about what causes or does not cause open source activity. It’s a tool to start to find those relationships and build an evidence base. – —————————– Red Hat ha pubblicato uno studio fatto insieme a Georgia Tech mappando l’attivit√† open source in 75 paesi

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Web Trends from Japan / I trend del web dal Giappone

¬† ¬† Information Architects¬†has published the fourth edition of Web Trend Map, a yearly publication selecting the 333 most influential Web Domains and the 111 most influential internet people.¬†iA team then¬†located them on the Tokyo Metro Map¬†choosing individual stations that complement the characters of each. Parameters are: traffic, revenue, age, ownership and buzz. ¬†I take the Sharing Line! ——- Information Architects¬†ha pubblicato la quarta edizione della mappa sui Web Trends, una pubblicazione annuale in cui selezionano i 333 domini e le 111 persone pi√Ļ influenti del web. iA team poi le distribuisce sulla mappa della metro di Tokyo accoppiando ciascuno degli elementi selezionati con la fermata che pi√Ļ ha similarit√† di carattere (per esempio Twitter che quest’anno √® sulla bocca di tutti √® nella stazione di Shibuya, il quartiere frequentatissimo dello shopping e del business della capitale). ¬†I parametri con cui sono stati classificati sono: il traffico, i guadagni, l’et√†, da chi √® posseduto e quanto la gente ne parla.

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We are living in exponential times / Viviamo in tempi esponenziali

(EN) It’s estimated that a week worth of New York Times contains more information than a person was likely to come across in a lifetime in the 18th century. This kind of data you can find displayed in the last version of “Did you Know?” infographic video by Karl Fisch. ————– (IT) Si √® calcolato che leggendo una settimana di New York Times si ha accesso a una quantit√† tale di informazioni che una persona del 18¬į secolo assorbiva nell’intera vita. Questo tipo di dati¬† lo puoi trovare nell’ultima versione del video infografico “Did you know?” di Karl Fisch.

Piracy is not theft / La pirateria non è furto

Norwegian political party R√łdt started a campaign called “This is what a criminal looks like” to challenge the notion that file sharing is a crime in support of the Pirate Bay trial started on Monday . The message is simple ‚ÄúFile-sharing is good, allowing people to share music, movies and culture‚ÄĚ and if you call file-sharers criminal, it means we are all criminals. And they invite people to upload their own picture. Since the beginning , movie and music industry based their campaigns on the wrong concept that copying is like stealing (remember:¬† I wouldn’t steal a car ?), confusing two different concepts: It’s clear that they won’t be able to stop technological innovation and development by force, and if they keep hiding themselves that we are witnessing a paradigm shift they are only¬† wasting time that could be used to develop¬† a new kind of business model. ———————- (IT) Il partito norvegese di sinistra R√łdt ha lanciato la campagna

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A world of robots / Un mondo di robot

(EN) In Germany every 7 workers there is one robot but Japan beats them all: robot density is almost 10 times the world average. No wonder advertisers came out with a creepy tv-spot like the one at the end of this post. ——— (IT) In Germania per ogni sette lavoratori c’√® un robot, ma il Giappone li batte tutti: la densit√† di robot e quasi 10 volte superiore alla media mondiale. Non ci stupisce quindi che i pubblicitari concepiscano spot come questo: