Open Source Media Criticism and Analysis

Posted by Mitchell - April 23, 2005 (entry 298)

Slashdot reports on a paper co-authored by a former policy wonk head of the British Prime Minister's office. The paper discusses potential uses of Open Source that extend beyond just computers -- do check out the discussion starting on page 35, with the chapters on Media, The Open Commission for Accuracy in the Media (which sounds a little too close to a certain Reed Irvine group for comfort, in my humble opinion), Open Newspapers and Open Neighborhood News Media.

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