Understanding Knowledge as a Commons: From Theory to Practice

Knowledge in electronic shape bargains unheard of entry to info during the net yet even as is topic to ever-greater regulations via highbrow estate laws, overpatenting, licensing, overpricing, and shortage of maintenance. wisdom as a commons--as a shared resource--allows us to appreciate either its unlimited chances and what threatens it. In figuring out wisdom as a Commons, specialists from a number of disciplines talk about the data commons within the electronic era--how to conceptualize it, guard it, and construct it.Contributors examine the concept that of the commons traditionally and supply an analytical framework for knowing wisdom as a shared social-ecological method. they appear at how one can protect opposed to enclosure of the wisdom commons, contemplating, between different issues, the function of analysis libraries, some great benefits of making scholarly fabric to be had outdoor the academy, and the challenge of disappearing web content. They speak about the position of highbrow estate in a brand new wisdom commons, the open entry circulation (including attainable investment versions for scholarly publications), the improvement of associational commons, the program of a free/open resource framework to clinical wisdom, and the impression on scholarly communique of collaborative groups inside academia, and supply a case learn of EconPort, an open entry, open resource electronic library for college students and researchers in microeconomics. The essays make clear severe concerns that come up inside of those new sorts of commons--and supply guideposts for destiny concept and practice.Contributors:David Bollier, James Boyle, James C. Cox, Shubha Ghosh, Charlotte Hess, Nancy Kranich, Peter Levine, Wendy Pradt Lougee, Elinor Ostrom, Charles Schweik, Peter Suber, J. Todd Swarthout, Donald Waters

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Computer Networking from LANs to WANs: Hardware, Software and Security (Networking)

Designed for the newbie but invaluable for the specialist, machine NETWORKING FROM LANS TO WANS: undefined, software program, AND protection offers complete assurance of all facets of networking. This e-book comprises 24 chapters illustrating community and software program, community working structures, multimedia and the web, and desktop and community safety and forensics. Six appendices offer assurance of the heritage of the net, the ASCII code, the operation of MODEMs, pointers on changing into qualified in community, safety, and forensics, telecommunication applied sciences, and constructing a working laptop or computer fix store. A better half CD comprises quite a few video clips and records that permit the reader to accomplish vital hands-on networking, safety, and forensic actions.

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Ethics and the Internet in West Africa: Toward an Ethical Model of Integration

By Patrick J. Brunet

Ethics and the net in West Africa

The entire global is at present present process a interval of profound switch led to through the advance of the global info and communications community, the net, which impacts each sphere of social existence. This ebook focuses particularly on moral questions with regards to using the net in West Africa. It examines the style during which the unfold of the web in Africa increases severe moral matters; matters that are meant to be pointed out to make sure that, sooner or later, the difference and integration of web expertise might be suitable with the advance of Africa.

The study at the back of this publication which used to be performed via box surveys, makes a speciality of 5 international locations in West Africa: Anglophone—The Gambia and Ghana, and 3 Francophone—Burkina Faso, Cote d’Iviore, and Senegal. for every county, a portrait of web clients’ moral behaviors used to be effectively created. The booklet demonstrates how the net, by means of advantage of its content material and know-how, is developing an upheaval within the perform and modes of verbal exchange inside of African groups. The ebook concludes with a proposed moral version for the assimilation of the net that can function a reference for improvement regulations in all of the respective nations surveyed and, extra largely, all through Africa.

This paintings is the results of a examine venture initiated through the Dakar place of work of Canada’s foreign improvement study Centre (IDRC), in collaboration with Ottawa University’s division of communique.

A Co-publication with IDRC.

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Information Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age

“Filled with knowledge and proposal experiments and issues that may mess along with your mind.” — Neil Gaiman, writer of The Graveyard e-book and American Gods

In sharply argued, fast-moving chapters, Cory Doctorow’s Information Doesn’t are looking to Be Free takes at the kingdom of copyright and inventive luck within the electronic age. Can small artists nonetheless thrive within the net period? Can substantial checklist labels stay away from alienating their audiences? this can be a e-book concerning the pitfalls, and the possibilities, artistic industries (and participants) are confronting today—about how the previous types have failed or came upon new footing, and approximately what may well quickly change them. a necessary learn for an individual with a stake sooner or later of the humanities, Information Doesn’t are looking to Be Free bargains a vibrant consultant to the methods creativity and the web engage this present day, and to what will be coming next.

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Google Compute Engine

By Kathryn Hurley

Learn find out how to run large-scale, data-intensive workloads with Compute Engine, Google’s cloud platform. Written by way of Google engineers, this instructional walks you thru the main points of this Infrastructure as a provider through exhibiting you ways to enhance a undertaking with it from commencing to finish. You’ll examine most sensible practices for utilizing Compute Engine, with a spotlight on fixing useful problems.

With programming examples written in Python and JavaScript, you’ll additionally easy methods to use Compute Engine with Docker packing containers and different structures, frameworks, instruments, and prone. observe how this IaaS is helping you achieve extraordinary functionality and scalability with Google’s complex garage and computing technologies.

  • Access and deal with Compute Engine assets with an online UI, command-line interface, or RESTful interface
  • Configure, customise, and paintings with Linux VM instances
  • Explore garage suggestions: power disk, Cloud garage, Cloud SQL (MySQL within the cloud), or Cloud Datastore NoSQL service
  • Use a number of deepest networks, and a number of situations on each one network
  • Build, set up, and attempt an easy yet finished cloud computing software step-by-step
  • Use Compute Engine with Docker, Node.js, ZeroMQ, internet Starter package, AngularJS, WebSocket, and D3.js

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IPv6 in Practice: A Unixer's Guide to the Next Generation Internet

By Benedikt Stockebrand

This booklet is a pragmatic advisor to IPv6 addressing Unix and community directors with event in TCP/IP(v4) yet now not inevitably any IPv6 wisdom. It specializes in trustworthy and effective operation of IPv6 implementations on hand this present day instead of on protocol requirements. for that reason, it covers the basic innovations, utilizing instructive and punctiliously confirmed examples, on easy methods to configure, administrate, and debug IPv6 setups. those foundations are complemented via discussions of most sensible practices and strategic concerns aimed toward total potency, reliability, maintainability, and interoperation.

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Starting an eBay Business For Dummies (4th Edition)

By Marsha Collier

The foremost for eBay clients who are looking to get eager about selling

Want to show your eBay use right into a regular profit flow? Come to the place each person begins, with a duplicate of the most recent version of Starting an eBay company For Dummies. EBay star writer Marsha Collier packs the fourth variation of her mega-selling ebook with every thing you must recognize, from the right way to faucet the explosive strength of social media for selling your online business to the very most up-to-date on eBay?s charges and cost constitution, tips to continue your individual customer support middle, how one can construct an viewers, and masses extra.

• indicates you the way to put the basis for a company via constructing a shop and experiences criminal necessities and restrictions
• is helping you expense and resource your merchandise
• Explores how you can allure an viewers utilizing social media via your personal site
• grants a brief MBA in budgeting, cash transactions, customer support, transport, and more
• bargains perception on different dealers who've been profitable on eBay and what you could examine from them

Kick-start your eBay enterprise and get ecocnomic with this must-have advisor from eBay star Marsha Collier.

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Lisa33: A Novel

By Dan Allan

It’s circa 1999 and the 1st intercourse chat rooms are in complete swing. past due at evening as his relations sleeps, “Tag,” a legal professional trapped within the golden handcuffs of a loveless marriage, makes his inaugural stopover at to the newly introduced Literoticus.com. He can’t think what he’s stumbled into. This freewheeling global of lonely misfits engaged in unbridled sexual intercourse is either stunning and interesting. whilst Tag encounters the witty, insightful, and infrequently scathing “Lisa33,” he feels a chemistry that has eluded him his complete marriage. Late-night honesty builds into sexual and emotional obsession, the sort that makes you're thinking that you're in a position to altering your entire existence. yet what Dan Allan’s characters fail to expect is how difficult it truly is to translate fable into truth. As own discontents start to interfere in this digital erotic eden, Lisa’s eager for whatever greater collides with Tag’s lack of ability to step past the bounds of his personal very slender lifestyles, and Lisa makes a heartbreaking choice.

A heartfelt, profound, and hugely unique novel that either satirizes and totally transcends the web craze, Lisa33 captures the eager for transformation via delusion and brings to lifestyles the hilarious, bizarre neighborhood of self-invented characters who step into chat rooms that allows you to step out of the loneliness, worry, and sorrow of genuine life.

"Swift, immensely fun first novel...Log on and sign up for the fun." -- Kirkus experiences, December 15, 2003

If Jane Austen married Charles Bukowski, their child may perhaps write with the wit, lust, and gumption of Dan Allan’s Lisa33 -- David Huddle, writer of

Lisa33 is an eccentric, hilarious publication and, in any case, very relocating. i like it. -- Garrison Keillor

Lisa33 is ultra-sensitive, equipped for pleasure, but in addition big -- unhappy, scorching, hilarious, fair, frightening, and supremely, addictively wonderful -- Cintra Wilson, author

The emotional frontier of net mania is the topic of lisa33, the affecting new novel by means of Dan Allan...unexpectedly thought-provoking. -- WhatzUp journal, April 15

This publication is a ask yourself. Scorchingly humorous, awfully clever and unusually relocating. From the hilarious establishing pages i used to be hooked. -- Laura Zigman, writer of

Vivid and hilarious. Grade: A -- leisure Weekly

About the Author
Dan Allan grew up on ny, long island, and has labored generally within the software program undefined. He at present lives outdoors Boston along with his spouse and kids.

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Building Successful Online Communities: Evidence-Based Social Design (MIT Press)

By Robert E. Kraut, Paul Resnick

Online groups are one of the preferred locations on the net, yet no longer all on-line groups are both profitable. for each flourishing fb, there's a moribund Friendster -- let alone the rankings of smaller social networking websites that by no means attracted sufficient contributors to be manageable. This ebook bargains classes from concept and empirical learn within the social sciences which could aid enhance the layout of on-line communities.

The authors draw at the literature in psychology, economics, and different social sciences, in addition to their very own study, translating basic findings into precious layout claims. They clarify, for instance, how you can motivate details contributions in accordance with the speculation of public items, and the way to construct participants' dedication in accordance with theories of interpersonal bond formation. for every layout declare, they provide aiding facts from thought, experiments, or observational studies.

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Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World

By Bruce Schneier

Bestselling writer Bruce Schneier bargains his professional assistance on attaining defense on a network.

Internationally well-known computing device safety specialist Bruce Schneier bargains a realistic, trouble-free advisor to reaching safeguard all through machine networks. Schneier makes use of his large box event together with his personal consumers to dispel the myths that frequently deceive IT managers as they fight to construct safe structures. This useful consultant offers readers with a greater realizing of why maintaining info is tougher within the electronic international, what they should comprehend to guard electronic details, the way to verify company and company safeguard wishes, and lots more and plenty more.

* Walks the reader throughout the genuine offerings they've got now for electronic safeguard and the way to choose and select the perfect one to satisfy their company needs
* Explains what cryptography can and can't do in attaining electronic security

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