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Thursday, January 29, 2004 - 02:17 PM
You want to help build a truly open network that values freedom of communication and doesn't treat the individual as just another pair of eyeballs. You like the idea of open-source software. Well...just found this..Open Instant Messaging, instant messages are similar to email because they consist of text that you type back and forth. However, unlike email, responces are in seconds. A shinning example is PSI - an awesome client for the Jabber network.
Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 07:17 PM
Here's a great article written in the NY Times The Tyranny of Copyright, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation's page on free culture.
1. Creativity and innovation always builds on the past.
2. The past always tries to control the creativity that builds on it.
3. Free societies enable the future by limiting the past.
4. Ours is less and less a free society. --Lawrence Lessig, 2002.
Saturday, December 20, 2003 - 03:20 AM
To sow the seeds of a global self-organizing, self-propagating infrastructure which allows the creation, discovery, commitment, and fulfillment of meaningful giving opportunities within a trusted environment... Asking the question, "What is the simplest thing I can do which will have the maximum global humanitarian uplift?"
Saturday, November 29, 2003 - 04:27 PM
When people talk about wisdom, they often use sight-related words like insight, foresight, discernment, farsightedness, brilliance, reflection, illumination, enlightenment, visionary and seer. "I am writing about wisdom to recover it from esoteric realms and place it solidly in the middle of our collective lives where the world lives or dies, depending on how wise we learn how to be together."
Sunday, November 23, 2003 - 01:06 PM
To encourage discussions of the methods and approaches we use to move into and out of the social, economic, artistic, political and technical networks we connect to and/or disconnect from. The Version>04: invisibleNetworks convergence mobilizes a diagram of these interconnections, entry and exit points and the transmissions that occur within them. Uncover and open channels of discussion, hidden orders, unseen hands, blackboxes, backdoors, wormholes and access points. Participants in Version>04: invisibleNetworks will function as nodes and hubs in this amorphous system and construct this years' decentralized convergence.
Sunday, November 23, 2003 - 11:14 AM
The evolution in "'Citizen Deliberative Councils' can and should be used in a wide variety of ways to increase the potency of our democracy. Citizen Deliberative Councils can increase both the power of "We the People" and the quality of the decisions made and implemented with that power." -Tom Atlee, Co-Intelligence Institute
Wednesday, November 19, 2003 - 02:57 AM
Common Channels is a service for encouraging activity within and amongst online groups. Your group is welcome to sign up for the channels for free. They are working out the details how to set this up on a case-by-case basis. Sign your group up to a channel by providing an email address with permission to send letters to your group. Then let us know the channels that you desire! Write to Andrius Kulikauskas, Minciu Sodas Laboratory.
Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 03:43 PM
Education, Open Source, Open Access Archives and..collections of free books and textbooks. An exellent example is Schoolforge, a foundry. Where you will find the information, the tools and materials you need to "forge" or make a school and all its parts. All free for the asking (or download), and, in the future, international in content and character, schoolforge is not a place or an organization, but a cause, and a collection of people and projects dedicated to it: bringing quality, affordable and dependable software and teaching materials to the people who need them around the world. As such, it is not a "service" so much as it is a community focal point, which, as much as anything else, represents an opportunity to get involved in one of its aspects.
Thursday, November 06, 2003 - 06:54 PM
MANAGING KNOWLEDGE: THE NEW FOUNDATION OF SOCIETY OR ANOTHER PASSING FAD? This article reviews the rise and fall of knowledge management, and then examines how the unique logic of knowledge requires organic, self-organizing systems. This more sophisticated approach is used to examine how universities could be transformed.
Tuesday, November 04, 2003 - 02:31 AM
The next planetwork Forum will be on Thursday, November 20th from 6:00 to 10:00 pm at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. (link to calendar item)
Planetwork is dedicated to the creation and maintenance of a digital commons, that will strengthen civil society by enabling people to connect, communicate, make transactions, and self-organize in a manner that is consistent with the highest principles of democracy and supports the sustainable restoration and stewardship of our planet.