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January 2009 Blog Posts (18)

Libre Software Meeting (7th to the 11th July 2009 in Nantes (France))

Via Valérie Dagrain:





The Libre Software Meeting, Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre is an

event of the Free Software Community in France. It happens since year

2000. Website: http://2009.rmll.info



This year, the tenth meeting is organised from the 7th to the 11th July

2009 in Nantes (France). Localisation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nantes



Call For Presentation - Community Theme



- The Community Theme proposes to explore how… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on January 28, 2009 at 13:12 — No Comments

Seminar: technology and the alterglobalization movement

Via Mayo Fuster Morell,



Subject: [Network] WSF - Belem // SOCIAL FORUMS 2.0?: TOWARDS NETWORKED POLITICS: TECHNOLOGY AND KNOWLEDGE



- Please help to spread the word. Thank you -



Seminar during the World Social Forum 2009 - Belem (Brazil)



SOCIAL FORUMS 2.0?: TOWARDS NETWORKED POLITICS: TECHNOLOGY AND KNOWLDEGE

Friday 30th January 2009 - Second Slot (12hpm-15hpm)



* Seminar description: The techno-tools provided by the Social Forums… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on January 28, 2009 at 10:30 — No Comments

To download Viral Spiral

You can download David Bollier´s Viral Spiral from here
It´s a good book from page 146 (pdf) onwords.
Enjoy it

Added by Carlos Boyle on January 25, 2009 at 14:08 — 1 Comment

New Commons video

Via Caitlin Graf, The New Press





The New Press and OnTheCommons.org are pleased to announce a new collaborative video project which addresses the commons—the theory that, according to Peter Linebaugh, “vests all property in the community and organizes labor for the common benefit of all.” The Commons video is being featured on The Nation's website at: http://www.thenation.com/doc/20090126/commons_video?rel=hp_mediaband



Animated with whimsy and style by artists Molly… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on January 22, 2009 at 11:55 — No Comments

Recent Changes Camp in Portland, Feb 20-22

"Jack Herrick" :



Here is an invitation to the Recent Changes Camp Conference, being held in

Portland, Oregon on Feb 20-22 that might interest some folks here:



Wiki, open technology, free culture and collaboration enthusiasts from

around the world are all invited to this year's

RecentChangesCamp,

taking place Feb 20-22 in Portland, Oregon, USA. Full invitation at:

http://2009rcc.org/wagn/invitation



Held every year since 2006 (and twice in… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on January 20, 2009 at 12:35 — No Comments

Via David Bollier: Dear Friends of the Commons, I am pleased to report that my new book, Viral Spiral: How the Commoners Built a Digital Republic of Their Own, has been published by New Press. For …

Via David Bollier:



Dear Friends of the Commons,



I am pleased to report that my new book, Viral Spiral: How the Commoners Built a Digital Republic of Their Own, has been published by New Press. For more info -- and downloads of a Creative Commons-licensed version -- you may go to www.viralspiral.cc. Printed copies are available for purchase from the usual stores and online retailers.



Best,

David





Begin… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on January 19, 2009 at 13:45 — No Comments

Scholarships for complementary currency designers

(via Helen Titchen Beeth)





From: Kathleen Battke



Date: Fri 16 Jan 2009 19:49:05 GMT+01:00



Dear friends,



The economic self-destruction process we are experiencing now, this crisis is definitely too valuable a chance for us to waste – and many of us do their best to ease the pain of transformation in and around us.

Gaia U wants to support visionaries of more efficient and healthy moneys to realize their complementary currencies projects in an… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on January 17, 2009 at 4:11 — No Comments

The economy of Open Source - when self-identification is not efficient.

Via Zbigniew Lukasiak: The economy of Open Source - when self-identification is not efficient.



According to "The Wealth of Networks" Open Source as an example of

Peer Production is governed by an economy of self-identification

significantly different from the traditional money market economy with

it's own quirks and inefficiencies:



"the self-identification that is central to the relative information

efficiency of peer production is not always… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on January 17, 2009 at 0:00 — No Comments

Podcast interview with Michel Bauwens

I met Michel Bauwens at UrbanLabs which took place at Citilab in Cornellà, Barcelona. He kindly agreed to record an interview for the PodCamp Barcelona Podcast, but due to his hectic schedule it was impossible to do until recently. I finally caught up with Michel when he was in Amsterdam and we recorded this conversation over… Continue

Added by Chris Pinchen on January 16, 2009 at 19:05 — No Comments

Kevin Carson writes to Obama

Contribution from Kevin to Change.gov, you can vote for it here: http://citizensbriefingbook.change.gov/ideas/viewIdea.apexp?id=087800000004xQ3



Easing the Transition to an Alternative Economy





"If we want to replace the present centralized economy of waste production and planned obsolescence, it's an inescapable fact that a great deal of excess manufacturing capacity cannot be saved. In my opinion it's a mistake to try to prop it up through expedients like the… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on January 16, 2009 at 8:08 — No Comments

A new language for hackers?

Conference Review,via Tatiana Bazzichelli



(from IDC mailing list, January 2008)



* A Reflection on the Activist Strategies in the Web 2.0 Era: Towards a new language criticism, by Tatiana Bazzichelli:



"I would like to share with the IDC readers a personal review of the past Activism-Hacking-Artivism Camping, the first collective meeting of the Italian aha@ecn.org mailing-list, which focuses on hacktivism and netculture. I would also like to propose some… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on January 16, 2009 at 7:58 — No Comments

Gapminder, a very powerfull tool



Amigos, the graph you are seeing illustrates

my last post
, it was done with the

Gapminder


.…

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Added by Carlos Boyle on January 15, 2009 at 12:55 — No Comments

Renew America together

Wach these videos, then you will understand that Obama bets to social networks hard.

Let us see the real impact on january 19th journey.

The trhee words moto Renew America together joins "renew" and "together" through America.

The phrase can be slplit in two: "Renew America", you Renew America and "America together", let us all go together. Obama and his wife will be present on that journey, they´ll all renew America… Continue

Added by Carlos Boyle on January 13, 2009 at 19:14 — No Comments

Broadband takes to the skies

This is a recent item on BBC news, describing how airplanes will be connected linking up to satellite broadband, allowing passengers access to the internet.



http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7822430.stm




So my wife asked an interesting question: What about using the airplanes as a network forming relay to give internet connectivity to those on the ground?



Although not a stable connection when… Continue

Added by Sepp Hasslberger on January 11, 2009 at 17:41 — No Comments

Research positions related to commons-based strategies in various industries

Via Matthew Cooperrider:



From: Solon Barocas

To: DCC Idea Exchange

Subject: [mcc-talk] Yochai Benkler Cooperation Research Opportunities



Please, help me to circulate this among your friends, students and networks.

Thank you. Carolina

http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/getinvolved/internships/cooperation



Cooperation Research RA Opportunities

Cooperation Project Research Opportunities: 3 positions



The Cooperation Project is a Berkman… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on January 9, 2009 at 12:27 — No Comments

New TV Show Spotlights Do it Yourselfers – Like You

Have you adapted some object to better suit your purpose? Perhaps it was a peer2peer creation.

Would your or "our" invention delight and inspire others? Get featured on TV, via computer and in a magazine, thanks to a new Me2We joint venture. Make magazine invited American Public… Continue

Added by Kare Anderson on January 5, 2009 at 22:30 — No Comments

Musicians can prosper in the age of free music

Thomas Greco alerted me to an interesting overview blog posting by Eyal Matsliah, who reviews different income streams for music practitioners providing their basic music for free.



Eyal writes:



"I've written a paper about music sharing in which I make the claim that music sharing actually adds to the value of the music, and that even if music is shared freely, musicians can still support themselves through many other income streams:

donations, legal downloads,…
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Added by Michel Bauwens on January 5, 2009 at 9:29 — 1 Comment

The Iroquois Gens

You may have read Frederick Engels’ book Origins of the Family, Private Property, and the State written in 1884. I’ll be glad if you pay attention to chapter three based on the Lewis H. Morgan’s investigations about the Iroquois Indians of the Grate lakes of North America, specially this chapter "The Iroquois… Continue

Added by Carlos Boyle on January 3, 2009 at 18:08 — No Comments

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