Letizia Jaccheri: IT innovation and open source
I have participated to the organization of the events at itovation.org ITovation focus on IT as a source for cooperative inovation.
It has been a positive experience in many respects and one of the most positive aspects is the cooperation I have experienced between different entities at NTNU: tto, IME fakultet, HF fakultet, Midgard, multimediesenter, and many others. With this letter I do not want to distroy the good cooperation spirit rather to give inspiration to reflection and improvement around the provided videos and their format.
The videos from the last event are now available on line at itovation.org and the system requires me to install Microsoft "Silverlight'. This is not possible for me who I am a linux user.
I believe that open source software and the processes around open source have been and are a source for innovation in IT and not only in IT.
I see therefore as problematic that we, NTNU, provide information that can only be accessed by microsoft users. This is specially serious in ITovation context but should apply to all content provided by NTNU.
What can we do?