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Net Neutrality is on the Edge - SV411

Net Neutrality is on the Edge - SV411 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


The letter was signed by more than 240 showrunners and creators, who implored the Commission to keep the Internet free and open.

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Exploring the legal issues around open data and open hardware - opensource.com

Exploring the legal issues around open data and open hardware - opensource.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Drafting and using open licenses for data and hardware presents both familiar old challenges (like license proliferation) and new challenges (like less developed legal frameworks and different production models). About thirty people working in these areas recently gathered (under the umbrella of the FSF-E's "European Legal Network") to discuss the latest work in these areas under the Chatham House Rules. This article will summarize what the group learned, and, I hope, stimulate discussion to improve the state of licensing in those areas.


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A conversation with Michel Bauwens about the dynamics of peer sharing: the role of cities in Africa on the occasion of festival Afropixel 4, Dakar, Senegal (in French)

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Red Hat Plays Dirty To Lock Its Customers In - So Much For Caring-Sharing ... - Forbes

Red Hat Plays Dirty To Lock Its Customers In - So Much For Caring-Sharing ... - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

One of the benefits of open source software is that it tends to reduce the lock in that customers face – when multiple options exist for customers’ technology needs, there is more choice and hence less chances for a vendor to lock customers in. Of course the flip side of that is that for open source software vendors, it is hard to ensure the continuity of their revenue streams. In an idea world all vendors would keep customers because of their awesome service, their great support and their breadth of options, but alas we don’t live in a perfect world.

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Ignore data, focus on power

Ignore data, focus on power | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I get asked pretty often whether I “believe” in open data. I tend to murmur a response along the lines of “it depends,” which doesn’t seem too satisfying to me or to the person I’m talking about. But this morning, I’m happy to say, I’ve finally come up with a kind of rule, which isn’t universal. It focuses on power.

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A Citizens' Initiative For A European Green New Deal - Social Europe Journal

A Citizens' Initiative For A European Green New Deal - Social Europe Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Several people and organizations have recently called for a “New Deal for Europe”: the German Trade Union Confederation DGB with its “Marshall Plan for Europe”; the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) with its “New Path for Europe”; many a contributor to the book Shaping a Different Europe, and others. Underlying all such proposals is the realization that the austerity measures that have been imposed all over the EU (not only on its periphery and not only on the Eurozone) are obviously detrimental to the economy and to the people, yet individual countries cannot on their own take those step to boost investments, stimulate employment and revive the economy, like the Keynes-inspired ones which brought the USA through the Great Depression and presided over the post-war economic expansion.

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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Rob Carlson: Patents are dysfunctional for synthetic biology startups

A testimony from Rob Carlson:

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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » The Internet and Crisis of Social Control: liberation is so close, yet so far away

“The cultural arm of social control in America … is now based exclusively on a mass identification that’s not enforceable. The very existence of this apparatus that enables millions to systematically dis-identify with the American Imaginary, to willfully estrange ourselves from the master signifier — that’s a new menace to social control. It’s jaw-dropping to realize what a house of cards the imperium has become, how tenuous the base for social control is in America today, how unsound are its moorings, how precariously it rests on a gamble that the audience-nation won’t change its mind. Well, maybe we won’t. But the possibility is there, on a scale that should terrify the dominators, and exactly what they can do about it is far from obvious.”

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Setting up Open Access policies and the different business models

Setting up Open Access policies and the different business models | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The second half of the morning at The Mechanics and Reality of Open Accessseminar covered practical implementation issues for setting up internal policies. Vicky Gardner, Open Access Publisher at Taylor & Francis, described 'the third age of publishing' as subscription, site licence and OA. There is the increasing influence of funders and policy makers and changing roles for libraries and publishers.

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The Next Generation of Networked Social Change: Embracing the Sharing Economy

The Next Generation of Networked Social Change:  Embracing the Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Earlier this week, a mixed crowd of entrepreneurs, investors, start ups, nonprofits, social activists, and others came together for the inaugural conference on Catalyzing the Sharing Economy defined as the use of networked, mobile, information technology to share goods and services.    Think AirBNB and Uber, but it is much more than that.   It is a movement driven by social change values — less consumption, less waste, and sustainability.   But also, in an era of being connected online – it is a human driven desire to connect with others, as one speaker said, “The antidote to loneliness.”

- See more at: http://www.bethkanter.org/share-economy/#sthash.tugl5Y8S.dpuf

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What Next In The Campaign To Save The Internet? - Dissident Voice

What Next In The Campaign To Save The Internet? - Dissident Voice | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The campaign has pushed the door open, now we all have to go through it and raise our voices louder than Comcast’s lobbyists to save the people’s internet.


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Beyond Uber and Airbnb: The future of the 'sharing economy'

Beyond Uber and Airbnb: The future of the 'sharing economy' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
I was watching from inside my shiny tower in London’s financial district the day that Lehman Bros. collapsed. Bankers were walking out the revolving doors clutching files and family photos, economic refugees in well-cut suits.
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Do Patent Filings from eBay and Western Union Pose a Threat to Bitcoin?

Do Patent Filings from eBay and Western Union Pose a Threat to Bitcoin? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Big-name companies are attempting to own concepts pertaining to digital currencies. How worried should we be?
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From Airbnb to the NFL: The Collaborative Customer Experience - Forbes

From Airbnb to the NFL: The Collaborative Customer Experience - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Your immediate assumption when reading an article about customer experience may be that you are going to hear the stories of Southwest Airlines, Disney, Starbucks, Zappos, Apple or Nordstrom once again. It seems we are becoming immune to hearing these stories, as they are so well known and incredible that there isn’t much more we can learn from them.  It’s true – they are exceptional and they have set a high bar for what delivering a world class customer experience means.

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▶ Public lecture: Changing our Monetary System. Why and How - Q&A - YouTube

Recording date: 22. April 2014 Location: School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University Speaker: Prof. Bernard Lietaer Title: Changing our Monetary .

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Integral Options Cafe: LeveVei - Episode 90: Peer to Peer in ...

Integral Options Cafe: LeveVei - Episode 90: Peer to Peer in ... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In this episode I´m joined by Michel Bauwens, who is the founder of P2P-foundation which works to promote, research and develop different forms of peer to peer practices. He starts out by describing his engagement with civic entrepreneurship, where the P2P-foundation is one example of this kind of relational dynamic. He then explains in detail what peer to peer actually entails, while also placing this trend in a historical context in relation to how people have organized different forms of transaction and value creation.

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Welcome to LabourLeaks | LabourLeaks.org

Welcome to LabourLeaks | LabourLeaks.org | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

OK. You know about press leaks: they are as old as the press. You know about the famous/notorious online Wikileaks, this is only seven years old and is one part of the subversive/emancipatory capacity of the web. There are increasing numbers of such leaks, produced by particular groups for particular purposes, for different kinds of public.

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Planning a commons-based, peer production future for Ecuador | openDemocracy

Planning a commons-based, peer production future for Ecuador | openDemocracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

FLOK stands for “Free, Libre, Open Knowledge,” and the FLOK Society is a government-sponsored project to imagine how Ecuador might make a strategic transition to a workable post-capitalist knowledge economy.

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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Secessioning from the Broadcast: Lecture from Gene Youngblood

Recorded lecture on p2p media theory, worth listening in full:

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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Video of the Day: Andrew McGettigan on MOOC Boosterism

Andrew McGettigan on ‘MOOC Boosterism: Mass online learning and the current higher education policy environment (in the UK):

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Getting Beyond Top-Voted Ideas & Harnessing the Collective Wisdom of the Crowd | EngagingCities

Getting Beyond Top-Voted Ideas & Harnessing the Collective Wisdom of the Crowd | EngagingCities | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Crowdsourcing is based on the idea that under certain conditions, crowds can be wiser than experts. Some collection platforms focus solely on ideas that receive the highest number of votes. But do top-rated ideas really capture the full wisdom of the crowd?

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32 years ago, experts foresaw much of today's digital world - Pew Research Center

32 years ago, experts foresaw much of today's digital world - Pew Research Center | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In a new Pew Research Center report, nearly 1,600 technology experts give their thoughts about how the “Internet of Things” — wearable computers, processor-embedded products and other digital advances — will alter society over the next decade. Many (though not all) of the experts foresee, in the words of the report, “a global, immersive, ambient networked computing environment” that will change the way we do everything from stocking our fridges to finding our soulmates.

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What all our computers together can tell us about climate change - Grist

What all our computers together can tell us about climate change - Grist | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


This is part of a series exploring how collective intelligence can create a better world. Read the whole series here.

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Good Energy: it's not about technology anymore, it's about people - The Guardian

Good Energy: it's not about technology anymore, it's about people - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Juliet Davenport set herself a simple but gargantuan task: to supply customers with renewably sourced energy. Her company, Good Energy, is one of a very few companies who do this – Co-op is another, Ecotricity is the one my mum uses, but the strides these companies have made between them are incredible. Davenport herself is a fascinating mix of hard-boiled analysis and lavish optimism, not so much feel the fear but do it anyway as finely calibrate the fear with mathematical modelling, map the fear in a number of different scenarios, then still do it anyway. 

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Will the Sharing Economy Catalyze New Forms of Philanthropy?

Will the Sharing Economy Catalyze New Forms of Philanthropy? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

After I attended Catalyzing the Sharing Economy conference (the sharing economy is defined as the use of networked, mobile, information technology to share goods and services), I shared a post with some notes and ideas about why I think it is the next generation of networked social change.   Lucy Bernholz, who has been thinking about the sharing economy and social change for longer than anyone, share her conference notes, asking “Where is the Public Good?”   TechSoup’s Lewis Haidt shared a post that challenges to think about how we can all participate with a greater emphasis on the sharing and less on the IPO.



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