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Making HappyTalk in Paris: Disneyland and the WSIS +10 Review

February 26, 2013


Some of that discussion would need to go beyond happytalk and might make some of the "winner" individuals, corporations, countries a wee bit uncomfortable but this is our world as well and if you folks want to profit from us we have the right to have a say--unless in the last ten years we've all shifted from being citizens on Planet Earth to being subjects in the Magic Kingdom.

World Summit on the Information Society: Looking Back and Looking Forward: My Comments To a WSIS +10 Review Plenary

February 25, 2013


Thus, looking forward I see that the issues of digital economic justice, digital equality and digital inequality as well as digital inclusion will develop alongside and partially displace issues of the digital divide as the primary pre-occupation to be addressed as we go forward to WSIS +10 and beyond in the task of building an Internet for all and an Internet that enables in the broadest public interest and towards the broadest possible public good.

Civil Society and the Emerging Internet Cold War: Non-Alignment and the Public Interest

February 11, 2013


But particularly the CS position would be characterized by its commitment to the governance of the Internet as a global public good and to the operation of the Internet in the global public interest. In this way CS would reject support for an Internet dominated by private corporate interests as well as one supporting the interests of control oriented governments who would use the Internet for repression and as a way to enhance internal control.

Should “Open Government Data” be a Product or a Service (and why does it matter?)

February 3, 2013


But why shouldn't we think of "open data" as a "service" where the open data rather than being characterized by its "thingness" or its unchangeable quality as a "product", can be understood as an on-going interactive and iterative process of co-creation between the data supplier and the end-user; where the outcome is as much determined by the needs and interests of the user as by the resources and pre-existing expectations of the data provider.