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Coop-source: building decentralised open source with Protozoa

By on October 8, 2017

Mix Irving: Protozoa is a tech coop, and we write open source code. This is a little bit about what that means, and how open source is the foundation on which we’re building an aspirational future. I recently published a new feature for Patchbay — an open source project I maintain. It allows you to easily @-mention... Continue reading

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The Open Source Circular City – A SCENARIO for City Hackers

By on September 8, 2017

° Introduction A hacker needs to have an idea where he/she wants to go. Therefore I started to outline when invited to @ZK/U Berlin a scenario of the Open Source Circular City to inspire hacking for it. Why?   There is not only one way to a circular city and more than just one potential... Continue reading

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The Real World of the Decentralized Autonomous Society

By on September 6, 2017

The following by J.Z. Garrod is reposted from TripleC, where the full PDF is available. Abstract Although it is still in early stages, many commentators have been quick to note the revolutionary potential of next-generation or Bitcoin 2.0 technology. While some have expressed fear that the widespread application of these technologies may engender the rise... Continue reading

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Decentralise Everything

By on September 5, 2017

This post by Mark Boas was originally published on maboa.it This year I found myself more “available” than previous years and decided to commit to being a “Space Wrangler” for this year’s Mozilla Festival. I was warned that it was a fairly heavy commitment, however so far it’s been great. Commitments don’t seem to be... Continue reading

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Patterns of Commoning: Converting Proprietary Software into a Commons: The LibreOffice Story

By on August 29, 2017

Mike Linksvayer: Since the early 1990s Microsoft has held a lucrative near-monopoly in “office suite” software for word processing, spreadsheets, slide presentations and databases. In 2013 alone, Microsoft’s business division made US$16 billion profit on sales revenues of US$24 billion – an astounding upward transfer of wealth from software users to Microsoft made possible by... Continue reading

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