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How to gain karma


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The world is evolving.
Certain things happened in the 19th and 20th century that were very important and useful for that time frame.
Now we are in the 21th century, and, thanks to new technologies like the internet, things are changing.
But, what exactly is changing, and how can I be a part of it?

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How to gain karma

  1. How to gain karma Welcome to the 21 th century Bert Desmet PRESENTED BY: Fedora Ambassador, FS (h)acktivist, etc This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
  2. Who is that guy? <ul><li>Bert Desmet
  3. 22 years old
  4. Fedora all round contributor
  5. Co organizer
  6. Devnox </li></ul>
  7. Today's Topics <ul><li>Yesterday is history
  8. Tomorrow is a mystery
  9. Today is a gift
  10. There is no free lunch </li></ul>
  11. Yesterday is history
  12. The good old days.. <ul><li>No means to fast reproduce things
  13. No need for copyright
  14. People were creative </li><ul><li>Sang a lot
  15. Told stories
  16. ... </li></ul></ul>
  17. Mass production <ul><li>'cheap' to produce mass media </li><ul><li>Privileges for printers </li></ul><li>From 17 th century </li><ul><li>Privileges for authors
  18. Copyright </li><ul><li>14 years </li></ul></ul></ul>
  19. Change is dangerous <ul><li>Especially for companies </li></ul>
  20. Tomorrow is a mystery
  21. Sharing is caring <ul><li>Creative commons </li><ul><li>Books
  22. Music </li></ul><li>Open Source licenses </li><ul><li>Software
  23. Hardware </li></ul></ul>
  24. Business model <ul><li>Online shops
  25. Viral marketing
  26. Pay what you want </li><ul><li>Money is for artist and marketing
  27. Not for big bonuses </li></ul></ul>
  28. Today is a gift
  29. Open what?
  30. Open what?
  31. Free what?
  32. Everything is possible <ul><li>Things are cheap now </li><ul><li>Free as in beer software
  33. Cheap hardware </li></ul><li>Easy to share </li><ul><li>Wild Wild Web </li></ul></ul>
  34. Question! <ul><li>Do you think that I steal stuff if I want to sell a book which has for the most part just edited text ('improved') of your book? </li></ul>
  35. Be awesome <ul><li>Do stuff
  36. Share stuff </li><ul><li>Code
  37. Music
  38. Knowledge </li></ul></ul>
  39. On Communities Contributors (5%) Participants (15%) Consumers (80%) SEEK SHARE PARTICIPATE
  40. On communities Future User Pool Future User Pool User Pool influence
  41. Incentives <ul><li>People want to be challenged
  42. 49% of people want </li><ul><li>Creativity and innovation
  43. Not stability and security </li></ul></ul>*
  44. There is no free lunch
  45. Do stuff <ul><li>And get stuff in return </li><ul><li>T shirts (10 euro)
  46. Hardware (50 to 1000 euro)
  47. Travel to conferences (100 to 1000euro)
  48. New friends (priceless)
  49. Knowledge (priceless) </li></ul></ul>
  50. So what? <ul><li>The future is in our hands
  51. Help make it happen </li><ul><li>The future will happen anyway </li></ul></ul>
  52. Disclaimer <ul><li>I am a hippie. </li></ul>
  53. Sources <ul><li>Cartoons: Nina Paley (CC by-sa)
  54. Group Picture: Máirín Duffy
  55. 'Video killed the radio star'
  56. Special thanks to: </li><ul><li>Paul Frields
  57. Jeroen van Meeuwen
  58. Pieter Colpaert </li></ul></ul>
  59. Questions? [email_address] Twatter: @biertie Identica: @bdesmet CONTACT: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.