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Montreal Vows to be an Open City, but What Exactly Does That Mean?

We often talk about openness on the web. In many ways, it has become an amorphous term behind which good intentions can thrive, even if the action required to sustain them goes missing.

Google’s Jonathan Rosenberg cites openness in technology as a Rashomon-like word: something that is painted as essential, but subjectively placed in the eyes of the beholder. In the movie Rashomon, four eyewitnesses conflict with one another over their account of the same event.

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The Legal Considerations of Building a Startup at a Hackathon

What fun to ride the wave of hackathon glory and over the course of a weekend find that you really hit a creative groundswell. Even though you may not have known your entire team prior to the Friday night session, you're working so well and the alchemy of your collective talents is clearly magical. After either the fourth or fifth beer, ninth pizza slice, and third “Dudes—we’re crushing this,” fist bump, you all decide to turn your weekend hackathon idea into a real business.

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