This interview overall undoubtedly has misconceptions, self-inflated bravado, gross exaggerations and so forth, but if the last statement he utters is true about people coming to them, even to a significantly lesser degree than he indicates, the world-ruling elites might be quaking ever-so-slightly, but involuntarily, in their boots. And much more so if indeed insiders are giving Anonymous the “keys to the kingdom,” the passwords into it.
A: Right now we have access to every classified database in the U.S. government. It’s a matter of when we leak the contents of those databases, not if. You know how we got access? We didn’t hack them. The access was given to us by the people who run the systems. The five-star general (and) the Secretary of Defence who sit in the cushy plush offices at the top of the Pentagon don’t run anything anymore. It’s the pimply-faced kid in the basement who controls the whole game, and Bradley Manning proved that. The fact he had the 250,000 cables that were released effectively cut the power of the U.S. State Department in half. The Afghan war diaries and the Iran war diaries effectively cut the political clout of the U.S. Department of Defence in half. All because of one guy who had enough balls to slip a CD in an envelope and mail it to somebody. Now people are leaking to Anonymous and they’re not coming to us with this document or that document or a CD, they’re coming to us with keys to the kingdom, they’re giving us the passwords and usernames to whole secure databases that we now have free reign over. … The world needs to be concerned.
Joe Justice is the ideator of Team Wikspeed: a team of volunteers distributed around the world who recently created a prototype car that is open source, modular and ultra-efficient in just three mo… …YES, in just three months compared with the years it takes traditional car manufacturers to bring out a new model.
This is an extremely interesting interview with Joe Justice … it gives the gist of where the manufacturing revolution is going.
Phi Beta Iota: Achieving an Open Source Everything world is a three part process:
1. Creation of Open Source Alternatives.
2. Creation of Integrated infrastructure–pieces need to intersect.
3. Abolishment of political parties and governments that try to micro-impose safety standards (e.g. air bags) and other onorous measures whose sole real purpose is to make competition unaffordable for the Open Source Everything movement, while blackmailing commerce into contributing to Political Action Campaigns.
The Open World Forum is the leading global summit meeting bringing together decision-makers, communities and developers to cross-fertilize open technological, economic and social initiatives, in order to build the digital future.
The event was founded in 2008 and now takes place every year in Paris. With over 160 speakers from 50 countries and an international audience of 1,400 delegates in 2010, Open World Forum has grown very fast. The Forum is governed by steering group that brings together the leading international technological communities (Apache Software Foundation, Linux Foundation, Open Source Initiative, OW2 Consortium, Qualipso Consortium), and the main Open Source software associations from the French-speaking world (Adullact, AFUL, CNLL, PLOSS, Silicon Sentier), with support from major European and French institutions (the European Commission, the Paris City authorities, and the Ile-de-France regional council and regional development agency) (Agence Régionale de Développement).
The Forum’s partners include 70% of the key global players from the IT world.
The Open World Forum is being organized this year by the Systematic competitiveness cluster based in the Paris region, supported by a Forum Committee which brings together the main partners and contributors to the OWF (AF83, Alter Way, Bull, Systematic’s Open Software Special Interest Group and Smile).
Open Source Bridge is a conference for developers working with open source technologies and for people interested in learning the open source way.
Open Source Bridge is not a typical technical conference:
It’s entirely volunteer-run, by developers, for developers.
Session tracks are technology agnostic; the conference content is based around shared community experiences and similarities between projects, not differences.
Proposals are public from the start, and we welcome community comments before our content team selects the featured talks.
A hacker lounge is an integral part of the conference for code sprints, bug bashes, session deep dives, bouncing ideas, starting new projects or just mingling with other geeks.
As developers, we find ourselves in many roles; we are users, creators, and leaders. The Open Source Bridge team believes that our role as open source citizens informs our work whether we are conscious of it or not. Open Source Bridge is intended as a call to action to become better citizens, by sharing our knowledge with each other.
Open Source Bridge will take place June 26-29, 2012 in Portland, OR, with five tracks connecting people across projects, languages, and backgrounds to explore how we do our work and share why we participate in open source. The conference structure is designed to provide developers with an opportunity to learn from people they might not connect with at other events.
Outside of the conference, Portland offers many attractions for visiting geeks: Powell’s technical books, dozens of local brewpubs, countless great places to eat, and large green-spaces like Forest Park, all accessible by mass transit.
Open Source Bridge is a 100% volunteer-run, non-profit conference. Find out how to get involved now.
Liberation Technology is much broader than Information Communications Technology (ICT) and is not synonymous (although it should be) with Open Source Everything (OSE). It seemed like a good time to provide an update on this key term. Within the ICT arena, we distinguish Autonomous Internet (OpenBTS to Open Specturm), and Advanced Information Operations (AIO), the latter rooted in OSE and permitting M4IS2* at machine speed.
M4IS2: Multinational, Multiagency, Multidisciplinary, Multidomain Information-Sharing and Sense-Making.