(LIUC student Lorenzo Di Fulvio decided to focus his master's research on the themes of DiDIY and Education. This guest post by Lorenzo is a presentation of his thesis "Education in the DiDIY Era: Implications and Opportunities")
Last week we presented the DiDIY project, its task, and what we are currently doing, at the Paris Open Source Summit, in the fossA (Free/Open Source Software in Academia) sub-event. More in detail, we briefly introduced, through these slides:
Here's a message from Michigan Tech's researcher and lecturer Joshua Pierce:
In an attempt to make patents even marginally useful we have just created an open source free inactive patent search. Roughly 1/2 of US patents become inactive before the 20 year mark because owners don't pay fees on time.
(this is a guest post by the Hydrobot team members mentioned below)
(Preface: we visited Maker Faire Rome 2016, and invited the most interesting Digital DIY projects we found there to present themselves here on the DiDIY blog. We are happy to do so (SEE BELOW!), because on one hand, it helps us to collect relevant material for our mission, all in one place. On the other, it helps all our readers to understand how wide and dynamic the Digital DIY phenomenon is.
Part of our work for the Digital DIY project is to study the legal challenges in this context. We have published a first report that we hereby present to you with a strong request for comments. We hope this one not to go in just another EC drawer but to be useful for the makers, policymakers, enterpreneurs and educators who are confronted with these challenges.
Here's a quick overview of the main research topics that we have identified and addressed in this work.