Software Eats the (Commons/Public Licensing) World (It Should!)
Software Eats the (Commons/Public Licensing) World (It Should!) Mike Linksvayer (@mlinksva) Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit San Francisco 2013-04-16 1i
(a trope)“My theory is that we are in themiddle of a dramatic and broadtechnological and economic shift inwhich software companies are poisedto take over large swathes of theeconomy.” Marc Andreessen Why Software Is Eating The World 2011-08-20 2
(liberated via “product” competition)wikipedia blew up the encyclopediacategory; ridiculously better thananything previously by the namelots of examples in softwarelittle else 10
(liberation in progress via “policy”competition)scientific publication[“product” competition also plays animportant role] 11
(an oversight*)“The Internet has inspired multiplemovements toward greater openness— most prominently, open access,open data, open science, and openeducational resources.” Michael W. Carroll, J.D. Creative Commons and the Openness of Open Access 2013-02-28 * In an otherwise excellent article 12
Anti-Copyright License, Comic Book Public License, Design Science License, Distributed Encyclopedia General Public License, EFF Open Audio License, Electrohippie Collective’s Ethical Open Documentation License, Ethymonics Free Music License, Free Art License, Free MediaLicense, Free Music Public License, GNU Free Documentation License, No Type License, OpenBits License, Open Content License, Open Directory License, the Open Music licenses, Open Publication License, Open Source Music License, Public Library of Science Open Access License, QING PublicLicnese, Phy-d’eau — License of Intention for Liberty in Expression and Creativity 35
(licenses) only small part of problem, but due to totemic status, a barrier and potential lever 36i i
(long term)one interoperable commons[and world liberation] 37 i
(talk to other communities, eghardware design)[I’m fairly critical of this particular proposal, but contains some good pointers,see http://web.archiveorange.com/archive/v/EfptdcGQLun4lRPG95vz] 45
(reformation) is here-coming: be crushed or leverage translate and justify forced sharing (copyleft) as policy knowledge commoners of all domains are needed 46i
(imagine a world in which FLOSS andWikipedia are not unusual)where mass collaboration obtains...disruptive innovationsuperior “product”greater equalitygreater freedom...in all of the most crucial humanenterprises 47
links: convey yourself to gondwanaland.com/mlog @mlinksva Unless stated otherwise, everything by me, Mike Linksvayer, published anywhere, including these slides, is hereby placed in the public domain. 48i K✳0♡
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