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Technologies for Free Culture World Domination Workshop 2007-06-17
Technologies for Free Culture World Domination Workshop 2007-06-17
Technologies for Free Culture World Domination Workshop 2007-06-17
Technologies for Free Culture World Domination Workshop 2007-06-17
Technologies for Free Culture World Domination Workshop 2007-06-17
Technologies for Free Culture World Domination Workshop 2007-06-17
Technologies for Free Culture World Domination Workshop 2007-06-17
Technologies for Free Culture World Domination Workshop 2007-06-17
Technologies for Free Culture World Domination Workshop 2007-06-17
Technologies for Free Culture World Domination Workshop 2007-06-17
Technologies for Free Culture World Domination Workshop 2007-06-17
Technologies for Free Culture World Domination Workshop 2007-06-17
Technologies for Free Culture World Domination Workshop 2007-06-17
Technologies for Free Culture World Domination Workshop 2007-06-17
Technologies for Free Culture World Domination Workshop 2007-06-17
Technologies for Free Culture World Domination Workshop 2007-06-17
Technologies for Free Culture World Domination Workshop 2007-06-17
Technologies for Free Culture World Domination Workshop 2007-06-17
Technologies for Free Culture World Domination Workshop 2007-06-17
Technologies for Free Culture World Domination Workshop 2007-06-17
Technologies for Free Culture World Domination Workshop 2007-06-17
Technologies for Free Culture World Domination Workshop 2007-06-17
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Technologies for Free Culture World Domination Workshop 2007-06-17

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  • 1. Technologies for Free Culture World Domination Workshop Mike Linksvayer 2007-06-17
  • 2. Workshop on opportunities, challenges and dependencies across the “open movements” (many of which are fundamentally technological)
  • 3. <ul><li>10000m view </li></ul><ul><li>Grounding in project examples </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping strengths, weaknesses, dependencies, gaps across “open” </li></ul><ul><li>Identify commonalities </li></ul><ul><li>Distill core technical challenges and opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>How should this inform actions going forward? </li></ul><ul><li>In workshop notes are red </li></ul>
  • 4. Free/Libre/Open Source Software Free Culture P2P Open formats Open data Semantic Web Open Access Open protocols Open web Open education
  • 5. Obvious 1 Challenge to FLOSS: Web applications Partial solutions from nearly every category, most completely and tenuously from P2P
  • 6. Obvious 2 Legal challenges to P2P Only FLOSS has survived
  • 7. (How much has legal cloud impacted P2P beyond filesharing? Would Web ~2 be less centralized without chilling of P2P?)
  • 8. Obvious 3 DRM threat to Free Culture FLOSS not amenable to DRM (Cory&apos;s fun comment about demands that computers be made worse at copying)
  • 9. Grounding in project examples How will your project be relevant and helpful in 10 years?
  • 10. <ul><li>10000m view </li></ul><ul><li>Grounding in project examples </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping strengths, weaknesses, dependencies, gaps across “open” </li></ul><ul><li>Identify commonalities </li></ul><ul><li>Distill core technical challenges and opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>How should this inform actions going forward? </li></ul>
  • 11. Workshop: FLOSS <ul><ul><li>Strengths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>it works; can fix if it doesn&apos;t work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>web applications; not fixable by most people; usability no HIG; closed drivers; DRM; too much NIH including wrt standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dependencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>open formats; open networks; open hardware; </li></ul></ul>
  • 12. Workshop: Free Culture <ul><ul><li>Strengths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>anyone can participate; permits production of free knowledge; lots of stuff out there; wikipedia; noninfringing use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>not enough experiences; not enough crossover between sharing and commercial economies; not using open formats; illiteracy/access to tools; versioning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dependencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>open formats; free software (continuity, no-DRM, access to tools); open formats; non-centralized sharing platform; non-broken Internet; </li></ul></ul>
  • 13. Workshop: P2P <ul><ul><li>Strengths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>scalability; failure safe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>research project; bandwidth; latency; NAT; legality; web applications; business models for P2P development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dependencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>open networks; free culture; free software </li></ul></ul>
  • 14. Workshop: Open formats <ul><ul><li>Strengths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>interoperability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>closed formats have critical mass; marketing; patents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dependencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>free software </li></ul></ul>
  • 15. Workshop: Open data <ul><ul><li>Strengths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dependencies </li></ul></ul>
  • 16. Workshop: Semantic Web <ul><ul><li>Strengths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dependencies </li></ul></ul>
  • 17. Workshop: Commonalities <ul><ul><li>decentralization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>willingness to collaboration/user innovation </li></ul></ul>
  • 18. Workshop: Core Tech Challenges <ul><ul><li>web applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>legality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>common architectural format/compatibility </li></ul></ul>
  • 19. Crazy? Tilting at windmills? Is “world domination” remotely possible for any of the “opens”? Is irrelevance a real threat for any?
  • 20. How can we know? More theory on societal salience (e.g. Benkler) More (any?) good and broad criticism Much more empirical research Prediction markets/technologies
  • 21. Workshop: Going forward informed <ul><ul><li>decentralization </li></ul></ul>
  • 22. Experience Free Culture
  • 23. Mike Linksvayer [email_address] presentation license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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