A personal email message, via the intersession of Gordon Cook:
"I have been involved with election integrity for over 25 years and this is what I have observed.
While the issue is certainly vast in scope, extremely complex, intractable, and politically sensitive, the core systemic problems have not been honestly defined and widely recognized.
The mainstream media has failed miserably, with a few notable exceptions, to keep the general public… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on June 30, 2010 at 12:50 —
The open data movement is growing apace. What better demonstration of this than news that the UK coalition government is making its Combined Online Information System (COINS) freely available on the Internet, inviting people not only to access the data but to re-use it… Continue
Added by Richard Poynder on June 28, 2010 at 14:30 —
Via Carolina Botera:
he project is called ESCUELA VIRTUAL DE DEPORTES (EVD) http://www.deportes.gov.co/escuelavirtualdedeportes/
This was thought initially as a traditional open virtual school devoted to Colombian sports trainners to improve and share their knowledges on the idea that this will improve some sports public policies especially related with social and health issues, by using elearning strategies.… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on June 26, 2010 at 13:52 —
New donation pool to raise funds for Ripple development
A new donation pool has been created to raise funds for development of the Ripple project, with an initial contribution of $500.00. The final amount will be donated to the Ripple project to support the development of a standalone Ripple server to provide open decentralized payment through the Ripplepay site as well as other services using Ripple. All content created will be released under an open license.
Ripple is an… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on June 26, 2010 at 9:45 —
If you want to support this project, go here at Kickstarter:http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/harrisonweber/stocky-the-next-movement-in-stock-design-photograp
Via Harrison Weber:
"Lets forget about what we think of as a stock photography or stock design
website. Lets create a new environment where creators can share things they’ve
done with other… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on June 26, 2010 at 6:52 —
Via John Rogers:
Dear community currency supporter
We think you may be interested in a very special event this summer.
Findhorn Ecovillage in Scotland is hosting 'On The Money - a Vision Quest to the Heart of Local Money', a five day workshop for local currency designers from August 14-18, 2010.…
Added by Michel Bauwens on June 24, 2010 at 9:21 —
Via juan carlos de martin, on behalf of the Organizing Committee
I take the liberty of announcing that the final program of the COMMUNIA 2010 Conference
* "University & Cyberspace: Reshaping Knowledge Institutions for the Networked Age
", Torino, 28-30 June 2010,
is now online:… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on June 24, 2010 at 3:12 —
On June 16th the Icelandic Parliament unanimously passed a proposal
tasking the government to intoduce a new legislative regime to protect
and strengthen modern freedom of expression, and the free flow of
information in Iceland and around the world. There is full government
support for the initiative and its objectives.
Birgitta Jonsdottir, the chief sponsor in parliament of the IMMI
proposal said: "Iceland will become the inverse of a tax haven; by
Added by Michel Bauwens on June 21, 2010 at 4:18 —
You are invited to the following event:
Open Science Summit 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 4:00 PM
- to -… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on June 19, 2010 at 2:39 —
Added by Michel Bauwens on June 17, 2010 at 6:00 —
Via Axel Bruns:
Apologies for the somewhat impersonal nature of this email.
You'll be aware of my work on the concept of produsage over the past few years, chiefly in the book Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life and Beyond: From Production to Produsage (New York: Peter Lang, 2008).
I am writing to you now to let you know about the second and final CFP for a special issue of the journal New Review of Hypermedia… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on June 16, 2010 at 15:00 —
Via Wouter Tebbens:
From the Free Knowledge Institute about the Free Technology Academy
Permanent link: http://ftacademy.eu/announce/7
FTA Announcement #7: "Study Programme 2011 published and registrations open"
The Free Technology Academy does not only continue after the initial
period supported by the EC's Lifelong… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on June 16, 2010 at 15:00 —
Via Julian Assange:
WikiLeaks may be under attack.
You were generous enough to write to us, but we have not had the labor resources to respond.
Your support is important to us. Please read all of this email to understand what is going on. We apologize for not getting back to you before. It is not through any lack of interest on our part, but an enforced lack of resources.
One of our alleged sources, a young US intelligence analyst, Bradley Manning, has been… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on June 15, 2010 at 7:07 —
Via Adam Arvidsson:
This is a first announcement of our upcoming Summer school on ‘Finance and Ethical Economy’ in Cava di Tirreni, on the Amalfi coast outside Naples- one of the most beautiful places in the Mediterranean. … Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on June 15, 2010 at 5:36 —
Via David Bollier:
The World Social Forum has announced plans to organize a World Commons Day on October 15, 2010. The idea is to encourage all sorts of social movements and organizations at different scales —
local, regional, national, international — to host events that provoke
reflection and visibility about the commons.
The idea had its origins in a manifesto,… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on June 14, 2010 at 3:15 —
International Commons Conference
The International Commons Conference, “Constructing a Commons-Based Policy Platform,” will be held in Berlin, Germany, on November 1 and 2, 2010. The event, is being convened by
the Heinrich Böll Foundation, a publicly financed non-profit organization
affiliated with the German Greens, but working independently with various
partners through its 25 worldwide offices.
The conference seeks to… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on June 14, 2010 at 3:02 —
Via Mamading Ceesay:
On Tuesday June the 15th, London Creative Labs (founded by London
Leader Sofia Bustamante) will be running the first ever Social
Startup Labs in Vauxhall, South London. Participants will learn by
doing how the community can work together to create and grow social
businesses that provide or enable much needed employment opportunities
for all and make their neighbourhoods better places to live, work and play!
Thanks to sponsorship by the… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on June 9, 2010 at 13:43 —
Via Aran, of Organic Design New Zealand:
More info via http://www.bitcoin.org/
Bitcoin is an open source peer-to-peer (a.k.a "p2p") electronic cash system that's completely decentralised, with no central server, trusted authorities or middle men. The availability of bitcoins can't be manipulated by governments or financial institutions. Bitcoin already has a number of exchanges for converting to and from other currencies; BitcoinFX, New… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on June 9, 2010 at 12:50 —
Third CopySouth Workshop
International Conference on Copyright Issueshttp://copysouth.org/portal/rio
The CopySouth Research Group (CSRG) invites you to attend and join in
the debates at its three day
international conference on copyright to be held in Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil at the end of June.
It is an important moment to discuss these issues. Around the… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on June 6, 2010 at 22:55 —
As some readers may already know, I regularly follow Open Government and Open Data issues. This month I have started working on a research contract for the Laboratory of Economics and Management (L.E.M.) of the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, in the context of the Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe (DIME)… Continue
Added by Marco Fioretti on June 4, 2010 at 8:00 —