What is open-source software? Is that different from Free Software? And, can we trust something "open" to support public services? In our experiences promoting the IDB Code for Development initiative, we have heard these questions and others like them. The dynamic and collaborative nature within the technological ecosystem sometimes contributes to confusion. That is why we … [Read more...] about Free software? Open source? We answer your questions
This tag gathers together the articles that are essential to understand the content of Abierto al Público. We list, below, all the blog entries that we consider key concepts to build and strengthen our audience's understanding of open knowledge and its relation to social and economic development.
What is the Open Source Movement? The open source movement is much more than writing code and sharing it freely. It has opened the possibility for more flexible and inclusive ecosystems, recognizing the value of new applications for open source across industries. In the late 1990s, the Open Source Movement branched from the Free Software Movement of the 1980s, which … [Read more...] about Learn the Basics of Open Source from Four Initiatives Driving the Movement
Leer blogpost en español By Micha Van Waesberghe from the Knowledge and Learning Department at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Knowledge sharing and learning from our experience is already a natural part of our lives. We do it at home, with our friends and family, or sitting around a campfire sharing stories. We do it because it works. Now, when you think about … [Read more...] about Learning on the Go: the In-Action Review
Leer artículo en español By Stella Porto, Learning & Knowledge Management Specialist at INDES in the Inter-American Development Bank There is an important shift happening in the job market. Organizations are faced with a huge burden to retrain workers, while professionals are seeking continuous development to remain relevant in an ever more competitive workforce. For this … [Read more...] about How Open Badges can help showcase recognized professional competencies
Español What is known as “Open Access” today began very early on in Latin America with SciELO, driven in large part by the emergence of the Internet and the desire by researchers and educators in Latin American to have their intellectual outputs gain higher visibility, mainly in the international communities and with the public in general, and to democratize the access to … [Read more...] about 6 key ideas to understanding Open Access in Latin America and the Caribbean