Category: All Things Open

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

OLPC XO-2 goes Open Hardware

I admit to being a little gobstopped by Nicholas Negroponte’s announcment in the Guardian that the next generation OLPC will be Open Hardware is a pretty big deal.  I picked up the announcement this morning from Make Magazine editor, Phil...

/ 29 January 2009

The Birthday Innovation or Why Blog?

I think there is a compelling reason why everyone ought to blog/tweet/social network or leave some sort of digital trail. As Seth Godin puts it, the word blog is irrelevant, what’s important is that it is now common, and will...

/ 23 December 2008

Opening Spectrum Above 275GHz

As I am getting my head around spectrum issues, I have found Michael Marcus’s blog, Spectrum Talk, tremendously useful. On the weekend he posted a link to a consultation that Ofcom (the UK communications regulator) have launched consultation on the...

/ 8 October 2008

Opening Spectrum in South Africa

It’s time to get down to business and start developing a civil society position on spectrum management in South Africa.  The key purpose of spectrum management is to maximise the value that society gains from the radio spectrum.  That has...

/ 29 September 2008

Open Everything in Government

I attended the Open Everything (Cape Town) event on Friday.  Apart from being a masterfully facilitated workshop and an excellent opportunity to talk to other “openly” minded folk, it also featured a great interview with Aslam Jaffee, CIO of the...

/ 26 August 2008