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Petition for Freeing “Standards” for Public Use


Brief Summary: Public.Resource.Org, a non-profit that works on spreading knowledge on the Internet for the benefit of the general public, along with a few other concerned folks have petitioned the Government to make the currently pay-walled “Indian Standards” available and accessible to the general public for free. As the petition points out, since these Standards govern the safety and reliability of several thousands of day to day products & processes, there are several unnecessary negative cascading effects that the current financial…


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Stalling scientific progress with chilly copyright censure


[Apologies in advance for the long post. Though its been over a month since this development, I’ve seen it discussed very little anywhere else and thought it better to include as much as I could on it. If you too find this development troubling, please do share it on with your networks to help spread word of it]  Fact scenario:  Diego A. Gómez Hoyos is a 26 year old student, currently in Costa Rica studying for a master’s degree in…


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Open Access: Students help revive and digitize rare books for Malayalam Wiki Library


The New Indian Express reports that in a terrific effort, more than 1000 school students and 234 members of the public across the state of Kerala digitized, proof-read and uploaded more than 150 rare and out-of-copyright Malayalam books as part of a digitization contest organized to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Wiki Source project by the Centre for Internet and Society, the state government [email protected] project, Swanthanthra Malayalam Computing and the Kerala Sahitya Akademi online library. While these rare books were…


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