The Party of Open: Open Government, Open Culture, Open Innovation & People First

Monthly archive: March 2012

Posted Stranger Danger Talk Video

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We continue to release videos of our conference talks. Conor Sherman’s Stranger Danger talk is the latest at our Youtube page. We also posted the HighDef version of the Campaign to Win talk as a torrent.

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Some Conference Videos Available

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Processing the videos of the conference is taking a bit of time, unfortunately, but Erik has been toiling away. Thankfully, his efforts have been successful and two of the talks are currently available: Kopimism by Lauren Pespisa Campaign to Win by James O’Keefe We will post the rest of the videos as soon as they are available. Just as a reminder, a number of speakers gave permission for us to post the slides of their talks (pdf): Kopimism by Lauren Pespisa Stranger Danger by Conor Sherman Patents Upending by Erik Zoltan Campaign to Win by James O’Keefe

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The Party of Open?

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We recently started a discussion about how we can better communicate our positions and goals. David Hardwick suggested that we be the party of open, namely: Open Government – increased government transparency and accountability Open Culture – limited copyrights & more sharing Open Innovation – no patents Unfortunately, issues such as increased personal privacy and reining in the power of corporations do not lend themselves well to being lumped under Open.  Open privacy seems to be an oxymoron.  Open Corporations as an idea, while useful from a consumer, worker and even investor perspective, is not what we are trying to communicate. Erik Zoltan noted that “open” is one of the critical ideas but not the only one. He suggested that we are also the party of the human being, which explains our ideas on personal privacy and reining in corporations.  As ideas, being anti-monopoly and pro-person are two other angles that complement “open”. After our discussion, we decided to open things up and gather other perspectives.  Whether we can summarize our positions down to one overarching idea or whether we need several is very much an open question.  We welcome your thoughts and comments.  Thanks!

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Conference Slides Decks Posted

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Thanks to everyone who attended our conference, especially the speakers and volunteers. A number of speakers gave permission for us to post the slides of their talks (pdf): Kopimism by Lauren Pespisa Stranger Danger by Conor Sherman Patents Upending by Erik Zoltan Campaign to Win by James O’Keefe We will post videos of the conference talks as soon as they are available.

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