from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Accommodating attitude or opinion, as in receptivity to new ideas, behaviors, cultures, peoples, environments, experiences, etc., different from the familiar, conventional, traditional, or one's own.
- n. The degree to which a person, group, organization, institution, or society exhibits this liberal attitude or opinion.
- n. degree of accessibility to view, use, and modify computer code in a shared environment with legal rights generally held in common and preventing proprietary restrictions on the right of others to continue viewing, using, modifying and sharing that code.
- n. The degree to which a system operates with distinct boundaries across which exchange occurs capable of inducing change in the system while maintaining the boundaries themselves.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being open.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or property of being open, in any sense of that word.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. characterized by an attitude of ready accessibility (especially about one's actions or purposes); without concealment; not secretive
- n. without obstructions to passage or view
- n. willingness or readiness to receive (especially impressions or ideas)
For Grade, what he calls the "openness" of the film sector is what makes it worth supporting.
KM: The "openness" which you acknowledge yourself, comes neither from changing Hamas 'position nor from acquiescing to external pressures -- this openness is part of Hamas' strategy:
I have been arguing that such openness is in fact sound, and that closing off this possibility in our minds (and in our conversations) cannot be sound, especially given how much scientists have yet to learn about the genetic basis of intelligence.
For me, openness is about freedom of choice and unfettered access to compete in an open marketplace.
One-sided openness is just contributing to someone else's deceptions. orlo van_line
It's hard to imagine what more openness is even possible for the "information used to set policy".
Also, openness is a problem because they are busy competing for publications and funding.
Prof Ince uses an example from the stolen emails to argue that there are serious concerns about software quality and openness in climate science, and goes on to suggest that this perceived alleged lack of openness is unscientific.
Google's concept of openness is "easier to understand by opposition," Schmidt explained.
Nate Silver also called out Strategic Vision for not being candid as to their polling methods (openness is pretty standard in this field) and American Association for Public Opinion Research has also called them out on this.