Archive for the ‘open’ Category

Open-source Design for Architecture and Furniture

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Open-source design for:

1) Architecture (by UCL alumnus Cameron Sinclair)

2) Furniture
High-End Furniture Goes Open Source. The autocad files are here – download & personalize them, find the nearest laser cutter, and  make yourself a cool table ;-)

Governing the Facebook Service in an Open and Transparent Way

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Finally! Facebook will involve the community in crafting a

On social web: open & privacy-friendly

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

From the Economist: Websites can now let visitors bring along their friends. A NEW button is appearing on some websites. It says “Facebook Connect” and saves visitors from having to fill out yet another tedious registration form, upload another profile picture and memorise another username and password. Instead, visitors can now sign into other sites using their existing identity on Facebook. …The big new idea, says Dave Morin, a Facebook Connect manager, is “dynamic privacy”. It means that, as the social network reaches out across the wider web, users will in theory take their privacy settings with them. Wherever on the web they are, they will be able to choose who among their friends will and won’t see what they are up to. As soon as a user demotes a “friend” from intimate to arm’s-length in his Facebook settings, this will also take effect on other sites.