Author Archives: Elizabeth Tatham

Open Source Junction 1: cross-platform mobile apps – the extras

Following the publication of Michelle Pauli’s blog report on our recent event, we are pleased to bring you a series of mini-interviews with speakers and attendees from both industry and academia. The interviews give a flavour of the range of interests represented at the event, and an insight into why people came and whether their … Read more

OSS Watch Open Source Junction, Oxford, 28–29 March 2011

This guest post was written by Michelle Pauli, who also wrote the live blog at Open Source Junction. ‘More people pooling more resources in new ways is the history of civilisation’ Howard Rheingold Open source software features, in some form, in just about every mobile device. This has created huge opportunities for innovation, communication and … Read more

Can’t make it to Open Source Junction? We are live-blogging

Open Source Junction: Cross-platform mobile apps (Trinity College, Oxford, 29-30 March 2011) is almost upon us. There’s still time to register (registration closes on 24 March), but if you can’t make it, keep up with all the action by following us on the #osjmob11 twitter tag. We will also be live-blogging proceedings throughout both days … Read more

The spirit of innovation

In his article ‘The secrets of changing the world‘, Stephen Sackur explores the characteristics that he believes unite genuine innovators. To identify the common qualities that ‘seem to separate us sheep from the innovative goats’, he draws on interviews he has conducted over the years with some of the world’s great innovators, in spheres as … Read more

Contributing to an open source project

You don’t have to be a software developer to contribute to an open source project – there are all sorts of ways you can get involved, whether you are experienced or a newcomer, technically minded or otherwise inclined. In our forthcoming briefing note (update: now published and called Roles in open source projects), we identify … Read more