Mass Collaboration [Policy]: What, Why, and Choices

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  • 1. Mass Collaboration [Policy]:What, Why, and Choices 1620 2012 1605 Mike Linksvayer (@mlinksva) CODATA2012 / Taipei 2012-10-30 1
  • 2. Intellectual Provenance ? 2
  • 3. easy to get hung up on vulgar policy,eg licensingthink broadly about what, where, ends 3
  • 4. what is a mass collaboration dataproject? x: latent / explicit y: distributed / centralized z: crowdsourced / collaborative …: ... 4
  • 5. consider location of “science” “semantic web” freebase musicbrainz openstreetmap wikidata dbpedia zooniverse ... 5
  • 6. what is a mass collaboration datapolicy? 6
  • 7. restrictions & permissionstry to be Open; use terms otherprojects do; if you have to think, publicdomain for max donor, copyleft [lookagain at nearby projects] for maxrecipient, but also possibly be bold,assume facts are free... 7
  • 8. “IP” never the ideal answerpoor substitute for other regulation... 8
  • 9. ...privacy, security, integritypublic licenses dull instruments forthese legitimate objectiveswhen so used overly restrictive,incompatible 9
  • 10. ...transparency, replicability,modifiabilitycopyleft!part copyright etc neutralization, partregulatorywholesome goalsbeware FUD, incompatibility 10
  • 11. explicit+centralized+collaborative= evinces need for public licenses likenothing else 11
  • 12. governanceof what?depends on location in each dimension 12
  • 13. software to facilitate masscollaboration, egwikis~source controlsemantic stuff 13
  • 14. data management 14
  • 15. consider key ~policy choices (so far)made by a couple of aforementionedprojects 15
  • 16. at what level should “policy” beconsidered (depends...)internationaljurisdicitoninstitutionalstandardsprojectindividual contributor 16
  • 17. some things to desire (~ends) frommass collaboration projects (thus toconsider in “policy”)curationprovenancedata improvement, normalization...innovation/disruption/not imaginedusesorientation toward public good 17
  • 18. at least 3 methods of promoting andprotecting commonslaw&policybuildingextralegaleach has reactionary and progressiveaspects 18
  • 19. buildingfree knowledge & software invalidatesassumptions of, mitigates, and buildsconstituency against bad policyeach contribution to a commons is astrike against bad policy and dystopianfuture; that’s something to celebrateand proclaim! 19
  • 20. imagine a world in which Wikipedia isnot unusual:where mass collaboration obtains...disruptive innovationsuperior “product”greater equalitygreater freedom...in all of the most crucial humanenterprises 20
  • 21. links: convey yourself togondwanaland.com/mlog@mlinksva 21 K✳0♡