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Wikipedia Workshop for Kannada Science Writers
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 14, 2013 — filed under: , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society in partnership with Wikimedia Chapter India and KRVP, Bangalore, is organizing a workshop for Kannada science writers at Karnataka Rajya Vijnana Parishath Conference Hall in Banashankari, Bangalore on March 17, 2013. The one day workshop shall begin at 10 a.m. in the morning and will conclude at 5.00 p.m. in the evening. Dr. U.B. Pavanaja will be participating in the event.
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Blog Entry Summary of the Minutes of the Workshop on Biodiversity Informatics
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 30, 2012 — filed under: ,
The Western Ghats Portal team had organized a one-day workshop to explore the contemporary state of biodiversity informatics as expressed in three spheres: technology behind biodiversity informatics, scientific commons and policy and biodiversity portals in India. It hoped to provide an opportunity to interact and learn from similar endeavors in this emerging discipline. The workshop was held at Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE), Bangalore on 25 November 2011.
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Blog Entry Survey of Estimates of Economic Value of Open Government Data
by Ömer Faruk Sarı published Aug 22, 2015 last modified Aug 22, 2015 08:42 AM — filed under: , , , ,
This is a survey of estimates of economic value of open government data, and public sector information in general, across regions, countries, and sectors offered by several reports published during the last decade. The survey is undertaken by Ömer Faruk Sarı, a student of Business Administration at Koc University in Istanbul, Turkey, and research intern with CIS.
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Blog Entry Workshop on Open Data for Human Development - Sessions Report
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Aug 26, 2015 last modified Aug 28, 2015 08:16 AM — filed under: , , , ,
CIS facilitated a workshop on open data policy and tools for government officials from Sikkim, Meghalaya, and Tripura, and those from Bhutan and Maldives, in June 2015. The workshop was co-facilitated with Akvo, DataMeet, and Mapbox, and was supported by International Centre for Human Development of UNDP India. Here we share the workshop report and other related documents. The report is written by Sumandro, along with Amitangshu Acharya of Akvo.
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Access To Knowledge Work Plan (April 2013 - June 2014)
by T Vishnu Vardhan published May 31, 2013 last modified Jun 10, 2013 02:20 PM — filed under: , , ,
This page is created to share CIS-A2K's Annual Work Plan (2013-2014) for Indian language Wikimedia projects. The main objective of this document is to present a detailed plan with projection of outcomes and expected impact of the A2K programme activities. The document has been made in consultation with various stakeholders and keeping in mind the objectives, opportunities and challenges faced by each of the Indian language Wikimedia projects. Feel free to share any feedback.
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વિકિપીડિયા ગુજરાતી માં પણ છે
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 28, 2012 last modified Dec 07, 2012 10:36 AM — filed under: , , ,
We've recently been featured in the Gujarati magazine on technology: Cybersafar. The below article was written by Harsh Kothari.
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Steady Steps.....FOSS and the MDG's
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 09, 2012 last modified Dec 09, 2012 01:11 AM — filed under: , ,
Pranesh Prakash was a panelist at this IGF workshop held on November 9, 2012. It was organised by International Center For Free and Open Source Software and Free Software and OpenSource Foundation For Africa.
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Access to Knowledge — September 2012 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 29, 2012 last modified Dec 14, 2012 06:18 AM — filed under: , , , ,
This is the first newsletter from the Access to Knowledge team of CIS in Delhi. The issue introduces you to the CIS Access to Knowledge program, the team members in Delhi and reports from Workshops conducted by the Wikipedia community.
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Blog Entry CIS' Comments on the Department of Biotechnology and Department of Science Open Access Policy
by Anubha Sinha published Aug 22, 2014 last modified Aug 22, 2014 03:46 PM — filed under:
In July 2014, the Department of Biotechnology and the Department of Science, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India released a draft Open Access Policy. CIS participated in discussions along with experts brought on board by the Drafting Committee to develop and review the open access policy. As a follow-up, CIS prepared comments to the draft Policy. This post makes available CIS' comments to the draft Policy.
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Blog Entry Software Freedom Day: The Importance of Free and Open Source Software
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Sep 18, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
Software Freedom Day (SFD) on September 17 celebrates the liberty that free and open software and the philosophy of freedom brings into people’s lives. When SFD was started in 2004, only 12 teams from different places joined. It grew to a whooping 1000 by 2010 across the world. Explaining the aim of the celebration, SFD’s official website says,
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