Re: Movement and Free Software and/vs. Open Source (was: Re: [ox-en] Re: Cooperation in Free Projects)
- From: CTVN <coreteam vodes.net>
- Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2006 00:00:16 +0100
If we break out of the narrower
free software world vision,
defenitely agreed here. its not only about software but about information
goods in general. now, in my view, the importance of this lies in the
capability to reach the masses and to get their attention. how many people
listen to music and watch movies and how many use (opensource) software? i
think that music and other entertainment content along with sports events
is a reasonable way to show the os working mechanisms and values (sharing,
openness) to "normal people". for instance, we only promote (talented)
musicians on our events and multi-media journal who demonstrate their
support of open movements by relaesing content on jamendo.com (and under
a cc license).
we see an emergence of an
enormous amount of initiatives which have at least 3
common focuses: the open/free paradigm, the
participatory paradigm, the commons paradigm.
what do you mean with the "commons paradigm"?
reformist projects (attempting to change the rules and
institutions from within the existing ones).
can you give some examples?
The only difference is that I do not think the current
movement will take the form of political parties
there is a bunch of "pirateparties" (here in the nordic countries sweden
and germany) appearing. last time i looked they actually strive for a
pan-european initiative. now, remains to be seen if they get it going, but
i think the young nature of the whole thing and the open attitude of young
people in general might be a factor weighing for them. still, while i
share the ideology in the sense that access restrictions should not be in
place, im not sure if the construct "party" (in the traditional sense) is
capable of delivering the desired results. first, i dont believe the "ip
focussed program" will reach critical mass (there are parties representing
the interests of - millions of - automobile drivers) to gain some real
influence (i hope im wrong on this point). the other reservation i have
with those political movements is that - if successful - they create
"proporz" and so much overhead costs and beaurocracy. therefore,
personally i favour a "market driven movement" which pretty much does away
with the cost issue.
anymore, but of a network of networks, that at some
point may coalesce much more than is the case today.
there is already quite some co-operation. for instance, jamendo.com and
creative commons are delivering very positive and useful results one can
Core Team VN
Stockholms Universitets Studentkar
Contact: projekt oekonux.de