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Adrian Woodhead & Philipp Schmidt (62)
London and Cape Town, South Africa


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member since:   18/5/2007
birth date:   31/12/1969
languages:   Dutch | English | German
blogs:   none
 
 
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  articles · What Bob Marley puts in his Open Access pipe - Smoke this, publishing industry!
22/5/2008 17:10 · 29 votes · 1 comment

Open Access - feasting on knowledge like manna

Hello hello - tuning in straight from the retirement home computer room, Schmatler and Waldhead are back to rear other peoples' ugly heads. Last week (yes, we know what you want to say - but once you get to our age, months can seem like weeks and vice versa) we spent most of our column wallowing with the wailers over the miseries...

articles · Mad Science - Schmatler and Waldhead take on the World of Scientific Publishing
29/2/2008 19:48 · 39 votes · no comments

Open Access - feasting on knowledge like manna

Yes, yes, we know it's been a while since Schmatler and Waldhead graced these digital pages with our sagely words of wisdom, but after the last series of articles we needed to take some time out to smell the roses and think about what big topics to tackle next. We actually had a great escape plan in place to get us out of the old...

   
 
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  articles · Riding hobby horses and scratching itches
27/6/2007 10:23 · 2 comments

Applying open source collaboration models to other creative endeavours

OK Folks,

Schmatler and Waldhead are back again with some more words of wisdom on why we think people contribute to open source software projects and whether we can take lessons from this and apply it to other forms of creativity. In case you missed our introduction you can check it out here.

Now, why,...

articles · Shameless self-promotion
27/6/2007 04:42 · no comments

Applying open source collaboration models to other creative endeavours

Hello iCommoners,

Those of you who have been paying attention to this series of articles looking at sharing and creativity will recall that last time we discussed enjoyment, hobbies and itch-scratching as factors motivating people to share their creations. We ended off with the threat that this time around...

   
 
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  articles · What Bob Marley puts in his Open Access pipe - Smoke this, publishing industry!
by Adrian Woodhead & Philipp Schmidt · voted on 21/5/2008 18:48 · 29 votes · 1 comment

Open Access - feasting on knowledge like manna

Hello hello - tuning in straight from the retirement home computer room, Schmatler and Waldhead are back to rear other peoples' ugly heads. Last week (yes, we know what you want to say - but once you get to our age, months can seem like weeks and vice versa) we spent most of our column wallowing with the wailers over the miseries...

articles · Siyavula to bring free and open resources to education
by Simon Dingle · voted on 20/5/2008 18:26 · 31 votes · no comments

Siyavula is an ambitious project that aims to transform education in South Africa by providing free, open and curriculum-aligned educational resources. Siyavula means ‘we are opening’ in Nguni and is an apt description of the initiative that will provide content via an online portal where educators can collaborate and create resources, leveraging Creative Commons licenses.

The...

   
 
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  articles · FreeRice is a glimpse of global open learning
by Judy Breck: goldenswamp.com · commented on 1/12/2007 21:25 · 3 comments

Here are some awesome numbers from the FreeRice project:

On 8 October 830 grains of rice were donated.
On 15 October 6,403,920 grains were donated.
On 31 October rice grains donations totalled 59,167,790.
On 10 November the first million grain donation day happened: 122,377,240.
On 26 November the donations in one day totalled 188,457,808
And the total (as of 26 November)...

articles · Altruism Waldtruism Schmaltruism
by Adrian Woodhead & Philipp Schmidt · commented on 24/10/2007 22:44 · 41 votes · 2 comments

Applying open source collaboration models to other creative endeavours

Schmatler and Waldhead get (selfless) help from Joi Ito on their ultimate quest for happiness...

Yes, we know it has been a while since you heard from the geriatric pairing of Schmatler and Waldhead but we've been under house arrest at the old age home due to an incident involving a toaster, Schmatler's...

   
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