Penguin: Open Mobility — Open Source Transport


Open Mobility Foundation seeks to improve transportation with open source tools

Phi Beta Iota: While funded by a cabal front, the Rockefeller Foundation, they are dealing with three important issues: improving transport options including at the micro-level (e.g. shared bicycles); protecting pedestrian access and routes; and protecting privacy (e.g. from Uber sharing).

Chas Holloway: Open Source Government


Charles (Chas) Holloway is an American writer, publisher and public speaker. He is the creator of Open Source Government and is noted for developing fundamental scientific concepts in that field.

Mr. Holloway is the author of two books: The End: The Fall of the Political Class, and Breakout: Blockchain Vs. the Nation State (forthcoming), which are book’s one and two in the Open Source Government series.

Tom Atlee: Taiwan’s Open Source Governance

Tom Atlee

vTaiwan – A Glimpse of Open Source Open Space Government (Part 1)

The following is a layered description of vTaiwan over four messages:  In this, the first post, you’ll find an introduction (a 1 minute read) followed by a 3-minute overview.  In the second post I offer you eleven brief “Notes on Aspects of the vTaiwan Phenomenon” (probably a 10-15 minute read).  In the third post, I describe two early examples of the work done by vTaiwan and its associated hacktivist community, g0v (gov-zero).  In the last post I share some of the best links I’ve worked with (including video conversations I’ve had with vTaiwan’s remarkable calm center, Audrey Tang), on which you can spend 5 minutes or 5 days or more if you wish to delve into the topic in more depth….

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Yoda: 1% Win in Court, Lose in Life — Sci-Hub Marches On…. #GoogleGestapo Expands to Blocking Scientific Information

#OSE Open Source Everything, Access, Autonomous Internet, Data, Governance

Court demands that search engines and internet service providers block Sci-Hub

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has won a lawsuit it filed in June against Sci-Hub, a website providing illicit free access to millions of paywalled scientific papers.

Extracts & Comment Below the Fold

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Robert Steele: Augmented Intelligence with Human-Machine Integrity – Future-Oriented Hybrid Governance Integrating Holistic Analytics, True Cost Economics, and Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE)

#OSE Open Source Everything, Architecture, Articles & Chapters, Economics/True Cost, Governance, Innovation, Knowledge, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Resilience, Science
Robert David Steele
Robert David Steele

Augmented Intelligence with Human-Machine Integrity:

Future-Oriented Hybrid Governance Integrating Holistic Analytics, True Cost Economics, and Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE)


PDF (26 Pages):

Chapter Steele on Augmented Intelligence as Published

Full Text of Author’s Final Draft (Pre-Editing) Below the Fold

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Robert Heibel: EUROPOL Recommends Member States Increase OSINT Capacity

Governance, Politics
Robert Heibel
Robert Heibel

EUROPOL recommends Member States to increase their OSINT capacity to monitor social media and the use of technologies by terrorists

According to the last  Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) recently published by EUROPOL – the  European Union’s law enforcement agency – there is an increasing convergence between cybercrime and terrorism. Indeed, “Terrorists are becoming increasingly proficient in hiding their traces and activities by using anonymising and encryption tools and services » such as Tor available on the cybercrime market. Another trend highlighted by EUROPOL is the increasing use social media platforms by terrorist groups “to engage in recruitment campaigns, propaganda, incitement of terror acts and for claiming responsibility for attack”. In order to address these challenges, the EU law enforcement agency recommends Member States to “increase their OSINT capacity in order to monitor the development of new technologies that have potential for abuse by terrorists and which have already been adopted, and to proactively monitor social media to detect early patterns of radicalisation”.

Read the full IOCTA 2016 report.

Jean Lievens: What if…public libraries could anchor a platform cooperative?

Access, Autonomous Internet, Education, Governance, Innovation, Knowledge, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Resilience, Science, Transparency
Jean Lievens
Jean Lievens

What if…public libraries could anchor a platform cooperative?

Supporting the disrupted going forward….

We recently published our submission to the Libraries Taskforce consultation about its draft strategy – Libraries Deliver: An Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016-21. Today, we want to say a bit more about our having called upon the Taskforce to explore the opportunities for public libraries that could flow from the growth of the ‘sharing economy’ and, in particular, moves to establish Platform Cooperatives.

Robert Steele: An Open Letter to All European Ministers on Peace Through Open Everything

#OSE Open Source Everything, Data, Design, Economics/True Cost, Governance, Innovation, Knowledge, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Resilience, Science, Software, Sources (Info/Intel), Transparency
Robert David Steele
Robert David Steele

An Open Letter to All European Ministers

Esteemed Ministers,

On 27 May the Competitiveness Council in Brussels announced a European decision to achieve Open Access to all scientific research data by 2020. This decision, and the implementing European framework programme for research and innovation Horizon 2020, will be recognized by future generations as the first serious step toward the creation of a prosperous world at peace. With this one decision Europe is turning away from centuries of war and waste; away from scientific reductionism, away from corporate ownership of public knowledge, away from legal barriers to innovation, and away from government neglect of the public interest.

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Stephen E. Arnold: Goring the Oxen — Palantir, Facebook, Google — and Noticing Steele’s Idea for Open Source Micro-Payments in Blockchain

Architecture, Cloud, Design, Governance, Innovation, Software
Stephen E. Arnold
Stephen E. Arnold

From My Palantir Archive: Security

With Socom embracing Palantir for maybe three years, my question is, “Does Palantir have safeguards in place which will make a third Buzzfeed type article a low probability or 0.000001 event? Yikes, two articles based on what may be leaked internal information. What happens if sensitive military information goes walkabout? An Alternative to Facebook

The Reinterpretation of Google History

and on a more positive note, we are honored to have this idea noticed and further promulgated:

Open Source Software Needs a Micro-Payment Program

Worth a Look: Regenerative Cities in China

Design, Economics/True Cost, Governance, Innovation, Resilience

Free Download [PDF 48 Pages]
Free Download [PDF 48 Pages]
A new type of urbanization is needed. One that reflects a different type of development, also known as the New Normal which is currently gaining widespread support throughout China. The New Normal understands the substantial changes affecting China (namely a decline in the availability of inexpensive land and cheap labour, slower economic growth and, above all, increasingly exacerbating environmental distresses) and responds by promoting a new kind of people-centred development that favours slower economic growth, people well-being, innovation, domestic market development and that is particularly devoted to environmental protection and sustainability.

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Daniel Araya: The Promise of Bitcoin (and Blockchain) – An Interview with Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Data, Design, Governance, Innovation, Money
Daniel Araya
Daniel Araya

The Promise of Bitcoin: An Interview With Andreas M. Antonopoulos

My recent interview with Andreas M. Antonopoulos, information security expert and tech-entrepreneur, and the author of “Mastering Bitcoin”. 


2. Bitcoin is simultaneously a currency, a financial asset, and a technology protocol. Underlying bitcoin is the blockchain, a distributed public ledger. For people who are not intimately familiar with either bitcoin or blockchain, could you briefly explain what these technologies consist of?

The blockchain is a distributed database. The magic of bitcoin comes from sharing control over that distributed database through a consensus mechanism called “Proof of Work”. This ensures that no one is in control of bitcoin and that it operates based on predictable rules.


Yoda: Indigenous Rights Victories in 2015

Culture, Governance, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Resilience

yoda with light saberBats last, nature does.

Fifteen Indigenous Rights Victories In 2015

Good news. Sometimes, it comes in the form of a cancelled hydro dam that spares 20,000 people from the burden of displacement. Other times, it takes the shape of a simple court admission that Indigenous Peoples do actually make the best conservationists.

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Sabine Balve: World Leaders Forum Dubai

Education, Governance, Innovation, Knowledge, Politics, Resilience, SmartPlanet, Sources (Info/Intel)
Sabine Balve
Sabine Balve

World Leaders Forum Dubai, Global Think and Do Tank, A Coalition of the Connected Ones…

World Leaders Forum Dubai is more then just a forum and global campaign, it is a call to greater citizenship, an international THINK and DO TANK, we have more then 100.000 follower and around 5.000 scientists and top experts in all global topic questions. Addressing Global Citizen to empower especially global’s youth and women to create as CHANGE-MAKERS a more sustainable future for all – with a NEW GREEN Economic model: HUMAN to HUMAN (H2H) to promote a World in Peace!  WLFDubai regroups Teams, Partners and Sponsors worldwide, JOIN, you all matter to us! – some of our plans:

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Jean Lievens: Commons Strategies Group

Collective Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence, Earth Intelligence, Governance
Jean Lievens
Jean Lievens

The Commons Strategies Group

The Commons Strategies Group (CSG) is a partnership to help advance the commons in diverse settings — both in theory and practice. Working on four continents, we catalyze and assist commons-based projects, activism, research and public education with a great variety of partners.

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