Article: The Linux Approach to Human and Eco-System Well Being

Open Governance, Open Source, Politics

The Linux Approach to Human and Eco-System Well Being

Current versions of democracy are a bit like the DOS operating system in the 1980s. In the best cases, they may hold the promise of a more user-friendly Windows beaconing on the horizon. But forget about a participatory, interactive Linux system. Our democracies have bugs, lack user-friendly features and under-perform. Above all, they are in need of major upgrades.

Governments are unable to address continuously evolving challenging conditions, while the economic system reinforces imbalances, proving completely inadequate to innovate. This is the very system deciding what products and services to deliver, by whom, when, using what resources, producing what kind of waste and for whose benefit.

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Article: 6 Reasons Open Access Matters to the Medical Community

Access, Open Decision-Support

6 Reasons Open Access Matters to the Medical Community

These days there is continuous discussion on ways to improve the efficiency, quality, and cost-effectiveness of healthcare. I would argue that one of the most neglected and important ways to improve our healthcare delivery and innovation is by opening access to research.

“Open Access” is the free, immediate, unrestricted availability of high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship over the Internet – combined with the rights to use this information to its fullest possible extent. So as a future physician why does open access matter to you? Here are 6 good reasons

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