Imagine a World Without Free Knowledge…For over a decade, we have spent millions of hours building the Internet as we know it. Right now, the U.S. Congress is considering legislation that could fatally damage the free and open Internet. For 24 hours, to raise awareness, the web is going on Strike…Learn more
Last week I was in Brussels for the European Innovation Summit, attending a session on Future Internet and Smart Cities. The vision and frameworks provided in the report I wrote for the European Commission on “Cities and Regions as co-creation platforms: Towards Open European Innovation Ecosystems” were presented in the closing keynote of Markku Markkula, President of Committee of the Regions….It is a great achievement to have an impact on the way policies around future internet are shaped!
Council hosted two IoT sessions in Paris at OWF. I spoke at a panel on the Internet of Things & Open Data: New forms of Organisation and Governance. Important topics were discussed that advance the Open Source debate towards a new complexity, such as new identity frameworks and policies, security issues on data privacy, and the right to modify your mobile device
I have been invited at Picnic for a roundtable discussion organised by Council The Internet of Things . Council hosted a Special Lab City, Design & Play on how to crowdfund the infrastructure in a full Internet of Things world
Last June I was invited for a round table discussion at the “d-cent” Federated Social Web Summit Europe 2011 in Berlin, co-organised by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and by the EU FP7 PrimeLife project. Techies, researchers, activists, policy makers and regulators met in Berlin at the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation to discuss the future of a decentralised, standards-based privacy-aware and open Social Web. The video of my talk: http://d-cent.org/video/fsw2011-3jun11-5-OpenRoundtable.mp4
I am publishing some information on this interesting and useful event organised by the Green Party and activists groups on digital freedom and access to knowledge on ACTA and the Public Interest .
I am going to cover the issue for LOOP Magazineso I will try to attend the meeting in Brussels and post some outcomes. For those who read Italian, we wrote an article as Libero Sapere for the magazine Aurora about knowledge, the commons and the strategy of the EU around these issues. We will soon translate it into English