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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Yoda: All EU R&D Articles to Be Open Access by 2020

Access, Knowledge, Science, Sources (Info/Intel)

yoda with light saberBetween this and the Goggle vs. Oracle ruling, it was a great week.

All European scientific articles to be freely accessible by 2020

All scientific articles in Europe must be freely accessible as of 2020. EU member states want to achieve optimal reuse of research data. They are also looking into a European visa for foreign start-up founders.

Phi Beta Iota: The cash flow positions of Thomson Reuters, Elsevier, and Bloomberg are strong for now, the mind-sets appear less so.

See Especially:

Open Source Governance: Creating a Prosperous World at Peace (EU OSAR)

Robert Steele: Can Thomson Reuters [or Bloomberg] Be a $20B+ per Year World Brain?

See Also:

After 350 years of academic journals it’s time to shake things up

All scientific papers to be free by 2020 under EU proposals

Berto Jongman: Pirate Science — Are Elsevier & Thomson Reuters Joining Bloomberg in the Tarpit?

In dramatic statement, European leaders call for ‘immediate’ open access to all scientific papers by 2020

Robert Steele: Proposal for a Nordic Interagency Intelligence Conference and Centre (Peace Intelligence Initiative)

Sepp Hasslberger: Elsevier & Thomson Reuters Et al — Going, Going, Gone?

The Future: Recent “Core” Work by Robert Steele

Yoda: Death of Elsevier & Thomson Reuters…

Yoda: Open Source Textbooks (and Videos) Inevitable — Publishers, Elsevier, Thomson Reuters Oblivious…

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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Yoda: Matt McAlister on Need for $1B Journalism Fund

#OSE Open Source Everything, Cultural Intelligence, Earth Intelligence, Economics/True Cost, Knowledge, P2P / Panarchy, Sources (Info/Intel)

yoda with light saberGoogle and Facebook as the dark force…

Silicon Valley should follow Google and create a $1bn journalism fund


The Guardian


Europe has assumed the role of digital media regulator in the apparent absence of a moral compass within these platforms that exert increasing influence over our lives.

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Neal Rauhauser: What Is a Blockchain?

Money, P2P / Panarchy, Software, Sources (Info/Intel)
Neal Rauhauser
Neal Rauhauser

The blockchain is a cryptographically secured register. A long, long time ago we used to hook a line printer to important systems and they’d print a subset of their logging to it. An intruder taking over a box could erase the contents of /var/log, but that printout was immutable. The blockchain provides something similar, but it’s globally distributed, so *everyone* with access can write on it in an immutable fashion.

EXTRACT: Today an Argentinian freelancer who uses their banking system has to wait five days for an international transfer, lose 30% of his income to predatory fee structures, and run the very real risk that one of the parties involved in the clearing will simply misplace their money entirely. A Bitcoin based competitor can do this transaction at 1% of the cost in 0.1% of the time, make a profit while doing so, and there is nothing the government can do to stop it. 

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Collaborative Knowledge Foundation

Advanced Cyber/IO, Architecture, Education, Science, Software, Sources (Info/Intel)

logo collaborative knowledge foundationThe Collaborative Knowledge Foundation’s mission is to evolve how scholarship is created, produced and reported. CKF is building open source solutions in scholarly knowledge production that foster collaboration, integrity and speed. CKF envisions a new research communication ecosystem that gives rise to wholly unique channels for research output. CKF was founded in October 2015 with support from the Shuttleworth Foundation.  Home Page

Worth a Look: One Voice Now

Access, Crowd-Sourcing, Governance, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Resilience, Sources (Info/Intel)
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One Voice Now

“One voice made up of three hundred million people containing billions of brain cells all working together to solve the problems of today, making the world a better place for the children of tomorrow.” ~ David Frank ~

A “LOCAL ISSUES TELEVISION AND RADIO STATION” (Your Local Public Broadcasting Station) to send the information out to the community.

A “COMMUNITY COMPUTER” (Community Voter Database) to receive the calls (votes) from any touch-tone phone. The computer will verify the voter, ask what issue number they want to vote on, count the vote and prevent multiple voting. Issues of, by and for the people…

See Also:

Using your smartphone to verify evidence of war crimes

Jean Lievens: European Open Science Cloud

Access, Architecture, Cloud, Data, Design, Economics/True Cost, Innovation, Knowledge, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Resilience, Science, Security, Software, Sources (Info/Intel), Spectrum
Jean Lievens
Jean Lievens

Towards the European Open Science Cloud

CERN has recently published a paper which outlines the establishment of the European Open Science Cloud that will enable digital science by introducing IT as a Service to the public research sector in Europe.

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Patrick Meier: Crowdsourcing Imagery Analysis to Create 3D Point Clouds for Disaster Response

Crowd-Sourcing, Knowledge, Sources (Info/Intel)
Patrick Meier
Patrick Meier

Crowdsourcing Point Clouds for Disaster Response

Point Clouds, or 3D models derived from high resolution aerial imagery, are in fact nothing new. Several software platforms already exist to reconstruct a series of 2D aerial images into fully fledged 3D-fly-through models. Check out these very neat examples from my colleagues at Pix4D and SenseFly: Read more.

Jean Lievens: The Unionization of Digital Workers — Next Big Thing?

Access, Culture, Design, Economics/True Cost, Manufacturing, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Resilience, Sources (Info/Intel)
Jean Lievens
Jean Lievens

Phi Beta Iota: Brother Jean has pointed to a Financial Times article for which payment is demanded, good-bye Financial Times. The core material: “Future of work” is a hot topic. Sara Horowitz and Freelancers Union could be indicators of unionization and influence potential. Out of a population of 319 million in the USA, more or less, 53 million are said to be working as free lancers. The future of work, as Richard Wolff has now realized, is dependent on the future of democracy — without electoral reform we cannot bring democracy into the workplace. The future of work — if it is to be characterized by prosperity for all and peace across Earth — demands holistic analytics, true cost economics, and open source everything engineering. Root, however, is OpenPower — Electoral Reform.



Yoda: Elinor Ostrom & Common Pool Resource Theory Applied to Water

Economics/True Cost, Governance, Resilience, Sources (Info/Intel), Transparency
Got Crowd? BE the Force!
Got Crowd? BE the Force!

Endgame issue, water is.

Elinor Ostram’s Common Pool Resource theory challenges Garrett Hardin’s “Tragedy of the Commons” theory.

Nobel Lecture (2009): Beyond Markets and States: Polycentric Governance of Complex Economic Systems

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Anthony Judge: Counteracting Extremes Enabling Normal Flying – Insights for Global Governance from Birds on the Wing and the Dodo

Cultural Intelligence, Governance, Resilience, Sources (Info/Intel)
Anthony Judge
Anthony Judge

Counteracting Extremes Enabling Normal Flying

Insights for global governance from birds on the wing and the dodo

Underside of normality?
Lost art of bird watching?
Bird flight as offering a global transformation of systemic perspective
Styles of flight as styles of governance
Empowering democratic take-off through coordinated wing flapping
Lift, banking and control as functions of radical extremes
Reducing extremism by reduction of “wing length”?
Speculative alternatives for global governance?
Evolutionary possibilities for global governance?

Antechinus: Open Access Antiquarianism

Access, Culture, Design, Science, Sources (Info/Intel)

“Open Access Antiquarianism is the collective madcap efforts of an archaeologist, a computer scientist, and a structural engineer to push the boundaries of what is possible in the interface between technology and cultural heritage, art and diagnostics.

Excerpts from Stephen Wilson’s Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology that aptly illustrate why Open Access Antiquarianism is seeking to blend our study of technology and archaeology with art:

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Jim Rough: To Facilitate a National Conversation

Crowd-Sourcing, Culture, Design, Governance, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Sources (Info/Intel)
Jim Rough
Jim Rough

Since 1993 we’ve been experimenting with a strategy for convening this kind of large-­‐system conversation and we are excited at how well our approach is working, and the prospect for how it can work at the national and global levels. Our approach is different than the one described in the Project paper, however. And it’s different from “Deliberative Democracy” approaches in general because it aims for a creative conversation, rather than one that is deliberative. This requires a different set of facilitation skills and understandings about group process.

PDF (7 Pages): To Facilitate a National Conversation

Graphic: Embedded Intelligence — Adding Open Source Everything (Engineering Intelligence), True Cost Economics (Supply Intelligence) and Holistic Analytics (Demand Intelligence)

Analysis, Citizen-Centered, Data, Design, Earth Orientation, Economics/True Cost, Education, Governance, Graphics, ICT-IT, Innovation, Innovation, Leadership-Integrity, Manufacturing, Materials, Multinational Plus, Policies-Harmonization, Political, Processing, Reform, Resilience, Resilience, Science, Software, Sources (Info/Intel), Strategy-Holistic Coherence, Tribes, True Cost

Enhanced Graphic:

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Source: Robert David Steele

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