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Bangalore Meet-up for the Open Government Partnership Brasilia
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 12, 2012 last modified Apr 12, 2012 01:18 PM — filed under: , ,
The international Open Government Partnership (OGP) is holding its first annual meeting on April 17 and 18, 2012. Representatives from over 50 member countries will gather in Brasilia to celebrate the progress that has been made to date, to exchange best practices, and to grow and strengthen the global collaborative network of open government leaders. Bangalore meet-up at CIS on April 17, 2012 from 5.30 p.m to 7.30 p.m.
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Blog Entry CIS Signs MoU with Odia Virtual Academy
by Sailesh Patnaik published Dec 19, 2018 last modified Dec 20, 2018 12:24 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
On October 26, 2018, the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Odia Virtual Academy (OVA) to work on drafting an open content policy for the state, to promote use of Wikimedia projects by various user types and to ensure sustainability of Wikimedia projects, and to facilitate development of relevant free and open source software projects. This partnership between OVA and CIS will be carried out from December 2018 to November 2019, and we are sharing an overview of the activities and their objectives in this post.
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Blog Entry Francis Bags EPT Award for Open Access in Developing World
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 29, 2012 last modified Aug 03, 2013 05:36 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Electronic Publishing Trust recently announced a new annual award to be made to individuals working in developed countries who have made significant contribution for the cause of open access and free exchange of research findings. There were 30 nominations from 17 countries around the world and Dr. Francis Jayakanth from the National Centre of Science Information, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore was selected for the inaugural EPT Award for Open Access in the Developing World by a committee that went through all the nominations.
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Blog Entry How Can We Make Open Education Truly Open?
by Nishant Shah published Nov 30, 2013 — filed under: , ,
I have spent the last month being unpopular. I have been in conversation with many ‘Open Everything’ activists and practitioners. At each instance, we got stuck because I insisted that we begin by defining what ‘Open’ means in the easy abuse that it is subject to.
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Blog Entry My First Wikipedia Training Workshop – Theatre Outreach Unit, University of Hyderabad
by T. Vishnu Vardhan published Jun 19, 2013 last modified Aug 19, 2013 06:51 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
On March 8, 2013, a day-long Telugu Wikipedia training workshop was organized by the Centre for Internet and Society's Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K) team at the Golden Threshold, Nampally, Hyderabad in collaboration with Theatre Outreach Unit, University of Hyderabad. This blog post gives a concise account of the event.
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Open access to government data on the cards
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 26, 2012 — filed under: , , ,
The way has been cleared for public access to the data collected by Union government ministries and departments, with official approval being accorded to the National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy (NDSAP). T Ramachandran's article was published in the Hindu on March 25, 2012. Pranesh Prakash is quoted in it.
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Blog Entry Open Government Platform: An Open Source Solution to Democratizing Access to Information and Energizing Civic Engagement
by Neeta Verma, Alka Mishra and D.P. Mishra published Nov 19, 2012 — filed under: , ,
If government could release these datasets in open format for people to use & reuse, a whole lot of new innovative apps could be built around these datasets to provide better, customized services to citizens.
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Blog Entry Open Letter to the Vatican: Request for Holy See to Comment on IPR
by Samantha Cassar published Jan 31, 2014 last modified Jan 31, 2014 07:14 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Due to the Holy See’s demonstrated pro-access position to medicines and published materials for persons with disabilities, the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) requested for His Excellency, Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, to also consider copyrights, patents or IPR more generally, as the Holy See’s Permanent Observer at WIPO. We strongly encourage other organizations and civil society groups to modify this letter, as needed, and to contact the Holy See Mission to the United Nations (and WIPO) in Geneva in order to help us prompt His Excellency to contribute to the international dialogue on IPR.
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Blog Entry Open Video Summit
by Radha Rao published Dec 10, 2009 last modified Aug 18, 2011 05:08 AM — filed under: ,
The Open Video Summit: A one-day workshop to explore issues of intellectual property and telecom policy for video is being organized by The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), iCommons, Open Video Alliance and Magic Lantern on December 15, 2009 at TERI, Bangalore, from 9am to 6pm.
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Open Video Summit
by Radha Rao published Nov 19, 2009 last modified Dec 10, 2009 06:21 AM — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), iCommons, Open Video Alliance and Magic Lantern are organizing a workshop on December 15, 2009 at TERI, Bangalore
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