Saturday, October 29, 2005

KEG: MR Presentation & Live Demo!

I'm pleased to announce, that I will present MindRaider at Knowledge Engeneering Group seminar that is opened to the public. Abstract:

MindRaider: Outlining & Mind Mapping for the Semantic Web

The Semantic Web promises to open innumerable opportunities for automation and information retrieval by standardizing the protocols for metadata exchange. However, unfolding of the Semantic Web vision depends on users getting powerful but easy-to-use tools for building, visualizing and managing their information. Only thus can be enabled quick creation of semanticaly enriched web resources comprehensible for both humans and machines.

MindRaider is the Semantic Web outliner. It aims to connect the tradition of outline editors with emerging technologies. MindRaider mission is to organize not only the content of your hard drive and favorite areas of web, but also your cognitive base and social relationships in a way that enables quick navigation, concise representation and inferencing.

This presentation will start with brief introduction to outlining and mind mapping. Motivation behind e-mentality effort, MR architecture description and long-term vision will be introduced as well as MR synergy with other SW projects like Gnowsis Semantic Desktop and Knobot. A demo will be also given.

November 24, start at 10:30am
University of Economics (new building, 4th floor, room 403), W. Churchill square, Prague

Looking forward to see you there ;-)


Open Source Definition

A few months ago I found phenomenal definition of open source (translation from Czech):
Open source is will to abnegate a part of your profit and possibilities in order to let others benefit from it and to invest the future. Open source raises from profusion and conciousness of your profusion (intellectual or material), it is privilege not duty. Open source is life-style realized via conciousness, that you are able to produce more than you need. It is opinion that some resources must be shared not only in their creation, but also in their usage and that payoff doesn't have to be immediate, but it is future foundation. Open source doesn't mean neither software for free nor free software - it is sharing of sources, and that source can be software, but it doesn't have to be. It can be also castle.

Cool, don't you think ;-)