Open Space

Buzzwords Open Space is “land that remains largely unaltered by urban activities … for solace in a naturalistic environment … possessing outstanding scenic qualities, rare flora, riparian quality, wetlands, critical wildlife habitat, fragile areas or unusual geologic or topographical formations.” (Clark County) Elsewhere on the WebWhat is Open Space/Green Space? – EPAhttp://www.clarkcountynv.gov/comprehensive-planning/advanced-planning/Documents/LVVPerimeterPhase1Report.pdf WikipediaUrban open space Planeta.com

Open

Photo: Always open Open = Allowing access, passage, or a view EssayWhat happens when always open is not even open anymore? 24/7 does not really mean seven days a week, 24 hours. This is the transition we are living through. Could this be the time to be more open? if not physically then informationally, copyrightable, …

Open Journalism

Buzzwords Open journalism is a reworking of ‘citizen journalism‘ and we are taking this notion as a cornerstone idea for how to engage with Planeta readers. Planta.com seeks reader (aka the audience) feedback and our best features are invariably the result of collaboration. Are there ways to step up these efforts? If open journalism is to …

Open Links

Photo: Zion National Park Links related to Open Access, Open Educational Resources and all things open presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlinessounds-of-the-forest DatabaseDatabase: The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation – academic.oup.com/database – provides an open access platform for the presentation of novel ideas in database research surrounding biological information, and aims to help strengthen …

Open Concept

Buzzwords Open Concept = the elimination of barriers such as walls and doors that traditionally separated distinct functional areas, such as combining the kitchen, living room, and dining room into a single great room Also see: open plan HeadlinesThe curse of open plan – Colin BissetPeople in open-concept homes are realizing the walls were there …

What’s a wiki?

Poster The term ‘wiki‘ is derived from a Polynesian word meaning ‘quick.’ This is an apt descriptor since changes can be made immediately by editors. For the purposes of Planeta.com, a wiki is a particularly useful platform for collaboration. Wikis allow multiple editors with each step being logged. That said, many of our closest friends …

Open Knowledge

Buzzwords Open knowledge is knowledge that one is free to use, reuse, and redistribute without legal, social or technological restriction. Open knowledge is a set of principles and methodologies related to the production and distribution of how knowledge works in an open manner. WikipediaOpen knowledge Planeta.com