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Introduction to Web 2.0 & Free Culture
Introduction to Web 2.0 & Free Culture
Introduction to Web 2.0 & Free Culture
Introduction to Web 2.0 & Free Culture
Introduction to Web 2.0 & Free Culture
Introduction to Web 2.0 & Free Culture
Introduction to Web 2.0 & Free Culture
Introduction to Web 2.0 & Free Culture
Introduction to Web 2.0 & Free Culture
Introduction to Web 2.0 & Free Culture
Introduction to Web 2.0 & Free Culture
Introduction to Web 2.0 & Free Culture
Introduction to Web 2.0 & Free Culture
Introduction to Web 2.0 & Free Culture
Introduction to Web 2.0 & Free Culture
Introduction to Web 2.0 & Free Culture
Introduction to Web 2.0 & Free Culture
Introduction to Web 2.0 & Free Culture
Introduction to Web 2.0 & Free Culture
Introduction to Web 2.0 & Free Culture
Introduction to Web 2.0 & Free Culture
Introduction to Web 2.0 & Free Culture
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Introduction to Web 2.0 & Free Culture

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Web 2.0 & Free Culture Forum, 5 Mar 2009, Open University of Hong Kong, Student Society of Computing.

Web 2.0 & Free Culture Forum, 5 Mar 2009, Open University of Hong Kong, Student Society of Computing.

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  • 1. Free Culture and Web 2.0 Student Society of Computing of OUHK Presented by Dr. Haggen So Project Manager Creative Commons Hong Kong
  • 2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Web_2.0_Map.svg (CC BY-SA)
  • 3. Introduction A Vision of Students Today http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/?p=119 (CC BY)
  • 4. Introduction I did not create the problem But they are MY problems
  • 5. Introduction Freedom and Survival
  • 6. Computer History - MainFrame http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Honeywell- Bull_DPS_7_Mainframe_BWW_March_1990.jpg (GFDL)
  • 7. Source Code • Computer Instructions are coded in binary format 00101... • A more human friendly method to program computer: /* Hello World program */ #include<stdio.h> main() { printf("Hello World"); }
  • 8. Source Code (Cont.) • Convert source code into binary instructions by a computer compiler • Vertical market – one supplier for all computer needs • Source code by itself own had no commercial value -> freely distributed
  • 9. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Apple_Computer_Logo.svg
  • 10. Apple ][+ Clone http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Taiwanese_Apple_II_clone _Cosmo.jpg (GFDL)
  • 11. Changes in Computer Industry • Personal computers - hardware and software could be sold separately • Money could be made by closing up source code • Some programmers sold the copyright of the source code of collaborative projects and stole of work of others • AT&T Unix incident
  • 12. Richard M. Stallman http://www.stallman.org/saintignucius.jpg
  • 13. Responses to the Theft • Release source code that could not be used commercially • Release source code that must remain freely available -> Software Freedom • 1983 GNU project, Unix Clone • 1985 Free Software Foundation, Free as in Free Speech, General Public License (GPL)
  • 14. Free/Open Source Software 20+ Years Down the Road • Linux IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Server Track –2008 2Q $13.9 billion total –Microsoft $5.1 billion 36.5% Growth -1.7% –Linux $1.9 billion 13.4% Growth 9.4% (http://practical-tech.com/infrastructure/linux-server-share- keeps-growing/)
  • 15. Free/Open Source Software 20+ Years Down the Road • Apache –Most popular web server –Always more popular than IIS (http://www.netcraft.com/) • Foundation of Web 2.0 –Facebook: Apache PHP –Twitter: Ruby on Rails
  • 16. Why the Trend Choices
  • 17. Why the Trend Firefox, Chrome… Internet Explorer Thunderbird, Evolution…Outlook Express OpenOffice, Abiword…Microsoft Office Pidgin, aMSN… MSN Messenger Linux, *BSD… Vista
  • 18. November 2008 Top SuperComputer http://www.top500.org/
  • 19. http://www.research.ibm.com/WearableComputing/linuxwatch/linuxw atch.html
  • 20. Why the Trend Choices that are important for Survival
  • 21. Why the Trend Search for “Open Source Financial Crisis”
  • 22. Lessons to Learn Know your Freedom Exercise your Freedom Share your Freedom

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