With the rise of the internet and the growing concern over intellectual property, this study provides an open, constructive platform for a wide range of lawyers, artists, journalists, and activists to discuss their views on the future of free and open-source software. By exchanging both complementary and conflicting opinions, the contributors look ahead to the evolution, prospects, and issues of sharing knowledge and ideas through technology.
Tham khảo sách 'how open is the future- economic, social & cultural scenarios inspired by free & open-source software (crosstalks)', khoa học xã hội, lịch sử văn hoá phục vụ nhu cầu học tập, nghiên cứu và làm việc hiệu quả
This bestselling book is now the standard guide to building phone systems with Asterisk, the open source IP PBX that has traditional telephony providers running scared! Revised for the 1.4 release of the software, the new edition of Asterisk: The Future of Telephony reveals how you can save money on equipment and support, and finally be in control of your telephone system.
Synthesis: The Marriage of Stocks and Futures
The union of stocks and futures into the single stock futures contract brings to the financial markets a new vehicle as well as a new era in trading and investing. By combining the lower margin of futures with the wide range of available stocks and narrow-based indices, a new area of financial possibilities is open to investors and traders.
Assemble focus groups of patrons and potential
patrons to discuss the library’s Web gateway.
Since information searching can vary widely, you’ll
want to schedule targeted focus groups based on
market segment (e.g. parents with young children,
young adults, seniors, etc.). Send invitations and
follow up by phone until you’ve confirmed at least
a dozen people. Have your discussion questions
ready (broad, open-ended questions such as
“What kinds of questions do you use the Internet
to answer?”) and be prepared to demonstrate the
gateway and its resources.
After spending well over a year contemplating and researching both the scope
and the content of this book, we began writing it as the Ưmillennium dawned,
a time described by many as a pivotal point between the past and the future. Early
in the year 2000, both the popular and the technical press contained numerous articles
by leading writers, commentators, and academics predicting how they saw Britain,
the world, and people’s lives changing during the 21st century.
Internationally, it describes how we must work more intensively with the European
Union and through our bilateral relationships with countries all around the world to
shape an international environment that supports openness. It sets out how
Governments can collaborate to manage new global challenges such as climate
change, food security, natural resource pressures and the impact of new technologies.
Editors of compilations such as this tend to stress in their prefaces that significant
conceptual advances have been made recently, that novel technical developments
have opened extraordinary opportunities for unprecedented discoveries and that
the time seemed ripe to take stock and to point out developments which will advance
the field in the near future. Well, all of this is true for this book too. It is
also true that on such occasions we realize how much we have learned and yet
how little we know.
We propose a new speciﬁcally designed method for paraphrase generation based on Monte-Carlo sampling and show how this algorithm is suitable for its task. Moreover, the basic algorithm presented here leaves a lot of opportunities for future improvement. In particular, our algorithm does not constraint the scoring function in opposite to Viterbi based decoders. It is now possible to use some global features in paraphrase scoring functions. This algorithm opens new outlooks for paraphrase generation and other natural language processing applications like statistical machine translation.