Passports to Open Information and Knowledge Exchange

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Presentation by Peter Ballantyne: Global Knowledge Conference, December 2007

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Passports to Open Information and Knowledge Exchange

  1. 1. Passports to Open Information and Knowledge Exchange Peter Ballantyne IAALD and Euforic 13 December 2007
  2. 2. Starting Points <ul><li>Information and knowledge want to travel and migrate. They need open passports, open borders - the e-quivalent of a global EU 'Schengen' visa. </li></ul><ul><li>When public funding is used to generate such information and knowledge, the passports should be free and the visa costs waived. </li></ul><ul><li>Beyond open content (the passports), the information and communication tools and systems (visa's) that mediate the movement and accessibility of this content should also be open, and facilitate open exchange and access </li></ul>
  3. 3. Three Themes <ul><li>Public Goods </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Innovation Systems <ul><li>Innovation and change can originate and be catalyzed anywhere in a network of actors involved in an activity or value chain </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasizes the actors and processes, and relations among them </li></ul><ul><li>ALL the actors have knowledge and should be involved </li></ul><ul><li>Open communities? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Public Goods <ul><li>Knowledge and technologies generated through research [or ….?] </li></ul><ul><li>Goods not necessarily ‘born’ public </li></ul><ul><li>Need to be made public </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Applicable </li></ul></ul><ul><li>‘Triple A’ ratings? </li></ul><ul><li>Open content? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Web 2.0 <ul><li>User-generated / user-personalized / user re-mixed content </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Published’ for others to easily re-use, and re-compose </li></ul><ul><li>Behaviour-changes </li></ul><ul><li>Use standards </li></ul><ul><li>‘ attitude of mind as well as toolset’ </li></ul><ul><li>Open exchange …? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Border Controls? <ul><li>Open interactions among actors in innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Making content ‘public’, triple A rated </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 visa’s </li></ul>

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