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Flags in Space: NASA Symbols and Flags in the U.S. Manned Space Program

One of the most memorable images from the Apollo missions to the moon is the picture of the astronaut standing next to the U.S. flag. Throughout the history of America’s space program flags have been prevalent symbols on space suits, spacecraft, and mission patches.

Programming with Robots
Programming with Robots Sented by Steve Bark

Why learn the basics of programming using robots instead of more traditional method? For the last 50 years mainstream computer science has centered on the manipulation of abstract digital information. Programming for devices that interact with the physical world has always been an area of specialization for individuals that have already run the gauntlet of abstract information-based computer science.

Constructing Sentient Androids
Constructing Sentient Androids Sented by Steve Bark

Generally the simplistic distinction between a humanoid robot, a computerized machine capable of replicating a variety of complex human functions automatically, and an android is one of appearance; an android is meant to look and act like a human being even to the extent of being indistinguishable. While one day a yottaflop (1024 bits per second) hyper-supercomputer could have a sufficient holographic database and processing power to be truly indistinguishable from a human being, the issue of the applicability of sentience (self-awareness) to an android comes to the forefront.

How mobile robots can self-organise a vocabulary

You are currently reading the book version of my doctoral dissertation which I successfully defended at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel on 10th November 2000, slightly more than 15 years ago at the time of writing this preface.

Git Internals: Source code control and beyond

It took me a pretty long time to really get Git. As I've continued to use Git more and more where I work, I've found myself trying to teach people what it is and why we use it over and over again, and the reality is that Git generally has a pretty steep learning curve compared to many other systems. I've seen case after case of developers who love Git after they finally understand it, but getting to that point is often somewhat painstaking.

Introduction to Git
Introduction to Git Sented by Luis

As you develop software and make changes, add features, fix bugs, etc. it is often useful to have a mechanism to keep track of changes and to ensure that your code base and artifacts are well-protected by being stored on a reliable server (or multiple servers). This allows you access to historic versions of your application’s code in case something breaks or to “roll-back” to a previous version if a critical bug is found.

Git Notes for Professionals

This Git Notes for Professionals book is compiled from Stack Overflow Documentation, the content is written by the beautiful people at Stack Overflow.

The Digital Public Domain: Foundations for an Open Culture

The public domain is the sovereign space of all citizens of the world. Like the air we breathe, it is free for all people to use, without restriction, no rights reserved. Our public ownership of this domain of knowledge should be understood as a fundamental human right to access our shared knowledge, the use of which is not the result of a grant by any specific government.

Understanding Rights Reversion
Understanding Rights Reversion Sented by Sarah Gerdes

Authors commonly transfer some or all of the rights in their works to their publishers when they sign their publishing agreements. In time, authors may regret transferring certain rights if their books fall out of print, sales drop, or their publishers stop marketing their books. In these circumstances, many authors who want to do something to make their books more widely available may be constrained by the terms of their publishing agreements.

Imagine there is no copyright and no cultural conglomerates too...

Copyright gives authors exclusive control of the use of a growing number of forms of artistic expression. Often, it is not the authors who own those rights, but gigantic cultural enterprises. They manage not only the production, but also the distribution and marketing of a large proportion of films, music, theatre, literature, soap operas, visual arts and design. That gives them far-reaching powers in deciding what we see, hear or read, in which setting and, above all, what we don’t see, hear or read.

Safe to be Open
Safe to be Open Sented by Steve Bark

This study is basically divided into four parts. Its objective is to examine the legal requirements for different kinds of usage of research data in an open access infrastructure, such as OpenAIREplus, which links them to publications.

Made with Creative Commons
Made with Creative Commons Sented by Sarah Gerdes

This book shows the world how sharing can be good for business—but with a twist.

Future of Copyright 2.0 Anthology

It is our great pleasure to present the anthology of the second edition of the Future of Copyright Contest organized by the Modern Poland Foundation.

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