Buzzword Bingo: Open = Allowing access, passage or a view

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Open = Allowing access, passage or a view





October 23-29 Open Access Week
March 5-9, 2018 Open Education Week - @openeducationwk #openeducationwk

The Future is Open - Paul Brest
Novel Open Source Seed Pledge aims to keep new vegetable and grain varieties free for all
Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2013: The Battle for "Open"
Riled up by Elsevier’s take-downs? Time to embrace open access
Peter Suber on the state of Open Access: Where are we, what still needs to be done?
Making Sure “Open” Stands for Something
World wide web creator sees open access future for academic publishing
A CHORUS of boos: publishers offer their “solution” to public access
How open source is outliving the hype 13 years later
Ron's blog (2012)

Year of Open (2017)
Hashtag: #YearOfOpen


How to make your work open access

Recommended Listening

The case of open science - The present global knowledge system is good at generating knowledge, but poor at sharing it.

Homophily and the digital 'echo-chamber' - Are we really as open to new ideas and voices as we think we are?

Congress Unplugged! Set the default to Open - There is a growing movement to change the lack of taxpayer’s access to scientific research by supporting policies that require all published results to be made available to the public, free, online as soon as possible. This talk by Heather Joseph will outline actions you can take to get involved and make taxpayer-funded science openly.


If you are not accessible you are not relevant.
- NetHui Comment

If you cannot open it, you do not own it.
- Open Innovation

Open means that there is no prejudice against any kind of user, anywhere, any time. Open means that commercial use is allowed, in advance. Open means that new works, new research, new products are allowed, in advance. Open means following the Open Definition.

Here’s the Definition. It’s short and sweet: “A piece of data or content is open if anyone is free to use, reuse, and redistribute it — subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and/or share-alike.”
- John Wilbanks, Making Sure “Open” Stands for Something

The opposite of 'open' isn't closed. The opposite of open is 'broken.’
- John Wilbanks, cited by Cable Green, The Obviousness of Open Policy (Poster) @cgreen

Translating: The opposite of 'open' isn't closed. The opposite of open is 'broken.’

Spanish: Lo contrario de "abierto" no es cerrado. Lo contrario de abierto es "quebrado".
German: Das Gegenteil von 'offen' ist nicht geschlossen. Das Gegenteil von offen ist "gebrochen."
Swedish: Motsatsen till "öppen" är inte stängd. Motsatsen till öppen är "sönder".

The opposite of 'open' isn't closed. The opposite is 'broken' @cgreen @wilbanks #oercongress #oer

Lo contrario de “abierto" no es cerrado. Lo contrario de abierto es “quebrado". @cgreen @wilbanks #oercongress #oer

Motsatsen till "öppen" är inte stängd. Motsatsen till öppen är "sönder" (The opposite of 'open' isn't closed. The opposite of open is 'broken’) @anderskarr @cgreen @wilbanks #oercongress #oer

I was not in Scotland but thanks to the miracle of webcasting, I heard Cable Green say "The opposite of 'open' isn't closed. The opposite is 'broken'" quoting John Wilbanks. The quip resonated with the crowd and with me. I knew it would be a conversation starter in Mexico where I had been working if I could just translate this properly into español.
How do we get people started on the journey toward being more open, more caring, more sharing?
The practice really is as simple as posting information where people can find and use it ... but why is this so difficult for others?
We are working against the clock to conserve the world's biodiversity or at the very least to slow down the rampant destruction. But are our leaders aware of Creative Commons? Everything I read from the UN's Environmental Programme seems to be marked 'All rights reserved.'
I work with educators, conservationists and travel pros around the world, but most expect people to somehow find their work, find their research, find their tours by some set of magic footprints that lead to treasure.
I have no problems saying that our systems are broken and that by being more open, more caring, more sharing is the solution. The trick is finding a way of saying this without being insulting or taking on a holier-than-thou persona. We are in this together and it's through humility that we learn how much we have yet to learn together.

The Paris OER Declaration was formally adopted at the 2012 World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress held at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris in June 2012.
Déclaration de Paris sur les REL 2012 (French)
Declaración de París de 2012 sobre los REA (Spanish)
إعلان باريس لعام 2012 بشأن الموارد التعليمية المفتوحة (Arabic)
2012年开放式教育资源巴黎宣言 (Chinese)

John Wilbanks

Spotlight on C Green

Lawrence Lessig: OER and Peace


Digital Science ‏@digitalsci

OpenCon in Berlin Nov 24-26 @OpenAIRE_eu @Science_Open @overleaf & @figshare #openconberlin DETAILS: … #openconberlin

Wear Open on Your Sleeve
Mike Eisen is a strong proponent of open science, and a co-founder of the Public Library of Science. He's also a biologist at UC Berkeley and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He works primarily on flies, and my research encompasses evolution, development, genetics, genomics, chemical ecology and behavior.

OpenCon 2015 is empowering the next generation to advance Open Access, Open Education and Open Data. Attend an event and join the community at

Open Clipart


Open Data

Twitter: #opendata

Open Music - @Musopen

Open Plan
Open plan is the generic term used in architectural and interior design for any floor plan which makes use of large, open spaces and minimizes the use of small, enclosed rooms such as private offices.

India: Pratham Books

StoryWeaver - @prathambooks

Spotlight: Open Access Button

Buzzword Bingo: Open Access Button @OA_Button @Open_access @OpenAccessNow



October 21-27 Open Access Week (More about Open Access)
September 16-18 Research Data Alliance Plenary, National Academy of Sciences (Washington, DC)
Twitter: @resdatall
Hashtag: #RDAPlenary


September 16-18 Open Knowledge Conference, Geneva

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Open Data for Agriculture

G-8 Open Data for Agriculture Conference - What food security challenge could you solve with open access to data?
Linux for Lettuce

Conference Website - Google
Hashtag: #OpenAgData
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Cerrada / Abierta

Artwork / Cue Yourself

My only obligation is this: to be transparent - Pablo Neruda


Openness is not the end. It's the beginning

The recent generations have been bathed in connecting technology from birth, says futurist Don Tapscott, and as a result the world is transforming into one that is far more open and transparent. In this inspiring talk, he lists the four core principles that show how this open world can be a far better place.

Open Research

Open Source

Open Standards

OpenStand is a global community that stands together in support of The Modern Paradigm for Standards – an open, collective movement to radically improve the way people around the globe develop, deploy and embrace technologies for the benefit of humanity.

School of Open

School of Data


We cannot know the potential of open data until it shared with those can use it.



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