Archive for March, 2008

Google Code Blog

Posted in Open Source, Stuff You Should Read/See, Web & Enterprise 2.0 with tags , , , , on March 26, 2008 by Kay & Project Management

http://google-code-updates.blogspot.com/2008/03/opensocial-foundation.html

An OpenSocial Foundation
Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Today we are pleased to announce that Google is joining together with Yahoo! and MySpace in the creation of a non-profit foundation for the open and transparent governance of the OpenSocial specifications and intellectual property. This foundation, modeled after the community-led and industry-supported OpenID Foundation, will seek to ensure that the technology behind OpenSocial remains implementable by all, freely and without restriction, in perpetuity. The establishment of the foundation is a necessary and exciting next step toward an open model for application syndication via an increasingly socially-enabled Internet, and we invite and encourage your involvement as we complete this process over the next several months.

Additionally we are pleased to be a part of the launch of opensocial.org, the new official home for the OpenSocial specifications and developer community. While we are still in the early stages of putting the new site together, we wanted to open the site and the process immediately for community feedback and review.

So please join us, Yahoo!, MySpace, and all of the other OpenSocial containers and application providers, in extending a warm welcome to the community in a spirit of collaboration and rapid iteration, as we move forward with the establishment of the OpenSocial Foundation and look ahead to the continued growth of the social web.

NYTimes: “Putting Innovation in the Hands of a Crowd”

Posted in innovations, Open Source, Stuff You Should Read/See, Web & Enterprise 2.0, Wikipedia on March 3, 2008 by Kay & Project Management

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/03/technology/03ecom.html?ex=1362286800&en=9ad3cb1ccaf0bdfc&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

Putting Innovation in the Hands of a Crowd

Published: March 3, 2008
If executives are going to rely on the wisdom of the masses for business help, it’s probably time the masses get a little compensation for it….That’s the theory behind Kluster, the newest in a lineup of companies using the Web to channel the collective wisdom of strangers into meaningful business strategies. With a cash reward system for contributors and a big beginning at the TED conference last week in Monterey, Calif., Kluster hopes to attract just enough visitors with just enough business smarts to gain early momentum….