A few weeks back, Mark Berthelemy asked me to speak at an upcoming conference about Open Source Software. I couldn’t make it, but promised to record a video that he could show at the event. I used Mozilla Popcorn Maker to add text, etc. after recording on my Sony NEX-5 and editing in iMovie:
My second post for DMLCentral is now live. It won’t spoil the surprise to tell you that I think the thing Google, OSS and digital literacies have in common is openness. Read the post to see why.
(I’m at the mercy of DMLCentral’s editors who have added sub-titles, including one that states, ‘Openness is a literacy’. This was not my idea – I see openness as a ‘habit of mind’, NOT a ‘literacy’. I’m sure it will be corrected by the time you click on this link!)
I like Open Source Software. 😀
I like it because it stands for something that connects with me as a philosopher and an educator.
But not everyone cares – or even knows about – Open Source Software. There’s a reason for that. It’s fairly well exemplified through some screenshots.
Here’s a Google image search for ‘fairtade’:
…and now one for ‘Open Source Software’:
The solution is simple: decide on a frickin’ logo that means something and stick to it! :-p