Meet us at 30C3

Good News! We will be at this year’s Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg 27th – 30th of December. It’s the 30th meeting of hackers from all around the world, organised by the Chaos Computer Club and called 30C3. Leena will be there and open for all kinds of questions (all but the technical ones;-)). You […]

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One of the discussions at Tech4Open. (Photo: Leena Simon)

Thanks for an inspiring Tech4Open

This Wednesday Tech4Open kicked off in London and we spent a whole day talking about attribution of digital works. In a small, but skilled and dedicated group we discussed the social importance of attribution and the technical possibilities of creating a permanent link between the creator, the work itself and its context. With people from […]

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The importance of attribution

Over the last couple of months, we’ve spent quite a bit of time thinking about attribution and how to automate the process of crediting the creator of a work when it’s published or used. But what is attribution and why is it so important? You can choose to look at attribution in a social context, […]

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Follow Tech4Open live

Tech4Open happens today in London, and we are so excited to be discussing solutions and needs that can enable massive re-use of open works. If you are not able to join us, you can follow what’s going on right here. Gabriel Lucas from Medialab-Prado in Madrid kindly volunteered to set up a live stream, so […]

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RDF metadata support in Gimp

Last week we finished a proof-of-concept implementation of RDF metadata support in Gimp. While the implementation is still far from being complete, it brings us a step closer to solving the bigger problem: carrying over attribution in remixed media. More importantly, it shows that the idea of keeping metadata in a remix actually works, if […]

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Automatically generating attributions

This blog post is part of a series that takes a closer look at the sessions  on the Tech4Open summit. Commons Machinery is hosting Tech4Open and we  hope to inspire you to come join us in London on Wednesday the 11th of December.  For registration and more information go to tech4open.org. In the last session […]

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Keeping and finding metadata

This blog post is part of a series that takes a closer look at the sessions on the Tech4Open summit. Commons Machinery is hosting Tech4Open and we hope to inspire you to come join us in London the 11th December. For registration and more information go to tech4open.org. Metadata tells a story about a piece […]

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