Category: All Things Open

Posts on Open Source, Open Content, Open Hardware, Open Innovation, Open Business… the list goes on.

Open Access, Africa, and Yochai Benkler

Since the announcement of the EASSy undersea cable in 2005, Open Access has been a term of significant debate in the development of undersea cable initiatives and in the general strategic development of communication infrastructure in Africa.  Yet, it is...

/ 6 June 2010

First vlog

This is the first of a monthly series of short video blog (vlog) updates on some of the things I’m working on.  This one is about where we are with the Mesh Potato. Steve Song – First Vlog from Steve...

/ 28 April 2010

WGSDIA – Launch Google Voice in Africa

This the second installment in a series of posts in which I have the hubris to reflect upon What Google Should Do In Africa (#WGSDIA). There is some context for this post in the preface to the series. Imagine that...

/ 26 June 2009

WGSDIA – Support Open Spectrum

This the first installment of a series of posts in which I have the hubris to reflect upon What Google Should Do In Africa (#WGSDIA).  There is some context for this post in the preface to the series. The single...

/ 22 June 2009

The Yin and Yang of Open

In Eric Beinhocker’s The Origin of Wealth, he describes a fascinating software experiment modelling the prisoner’s dilemma but not between two decision-makers (as in the classical scenario) but rather in a multi-actor evolutionary landscape in which anyone can make a...

/ 30 January 2009