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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Worth a Look: Open Source City

Access, Design, Innovation, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Resilience, Science, Transparency
Amazon Page
Amazon Page

Explore the five elements of an open source city using Raleigh, North Carolina as a case study. See how the open source characteristics of collaboration, transparency, and participation are shaping the open government and open data movements. This book showcases the open source culture, government policies, and economic development happening in Raleigh and acts as a guide for other cities to pursue their open source city brand.

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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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Open Agriculture Data Alliance

Access, Cloud, Data, Design, Innovation, Resilience, Transparency
Antechinus
Antechinus

Open Agriculture Data Alliance

Modern production agriculture has the potential to dramatically improve crop yields and reduce environmental impacts by enabling farmers to properly evaluate past, current and future farm management decisions through analysis of agronomic data generated in the field. However farmers are currently overwhelmed with walled gardens of incompatible data generated by their existing systems (geodata images, logs, reports, charts). Farmer’s want the hardware and software systems they use to interoperate – that is, to share information and be able to adequately rely on each other to help support decision-making. Learn more.

Joan Blades: Living Room Conversations Primer

Access, Crowd-Sourcing, Design, Education, Innovation, Knowledge, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Resilience, Transparency
Joan Blades
Joan Blades

DOC (6 Pages): LRC General Information Packet

MoveOn, MomsRising, and now LivingRoomConversations

Generic meaningful social experiments in nurturing citizens in community. Note that the issue to be addressed communally is presented in Round 3, Rounds 1 and 2 are about building trust & understanding. There are a total of 5 rounds in two hours.

Full Text Online Below the Fold

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Open Power: Electoral Reform Short Brief (4 Slides)

Access, Crowd-Sourcing, Design, Governance, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Resilience, Transparency
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This is the new short brief (4 slides) that is being circulated to those interested in having a conversation about electoral reform in 2015 and what it might mean in relation to electing an honest effective government in 2016.

PPT (4): Electoral Reform New Briefing 1.2

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Open Power: The National Conversation on Electoral Reform, Honest Government, and Our Future

Access, Crowd-Sourcing, Culture, Design, Governance, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Resilience, Transparency
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Joan Blades, the brilliant human that created MoveOn and Moms Rising, is now leading a new movement and meme,  Living Room Conversations. Below is the first draft of what has gone forward for possible elevation to a national conversation about THE issue of our day.

NOTE: The critical genius of Joan’s concept is the conversation first focuses on building understanding and trust face to face without regard to any issues. Appreciation for one another comes first. We consider this vastly more important than any transpartisan or activist movement because it crosses all boundaries and goes directly to “root” — our shared humanity.

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Open Power: Strategy for Public Victory

Access, Culture, Design, Governance, Innovation, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Resilience, Transparency
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The question has been asked: Can we really do this? Below is one answer. A national conversation should yield both many more answers, and public confidence that it can indeed restore integrity to the US electoral process, to all three branches of the federal government, and eventually to all state and local governments — while demonstrating a model that could work around the world, over time eliminating the 42 dictators that are now “best pals” of a very corrupt US merged network of crime and politics.

Below are bullets on Strategy, Principles, Money, Timing, Principals, and Outcomes.

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Open Power: A Notional Coalition Team to Force Electoral Reform in 2015 and Run for Reform in 2016

Access, Culture, Design, Governance, Innovation, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Resilience, Transparency
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IMAGINE a Coalition Team led by an Independent but in fact a team of equals whose sole mission in life was to restore the integrity of the electoral process in 2015 and thence of the government, economy, and society in the USA in 2016 and beyond. Below is such a team as a starting point for national Living Room Conversations about the possibilities. The point of this conversation is to talk about how an honest government might function on the basis of ethical evidence-based decision-support, where the public interest, not special interests, are central.

President: Angus King

Vice President: Jill Stein or Elizabeth Warren

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Jean Lievens: Forget Sharing — Go Circular Economy

Architecture, Design, Economics/True Cost, Innovation, Manufacturing, Materials, Resilience, Science, Transparency
Jean Lievens
Jean Lievens

Forget the ‘sharing economy’: technology is about to usher in the ‘circular’ economy

A ‘circular supply chain’ using technology can achieve sustainable production and business growth

An open, networked business-to-business platform that connects entire supply chains can serve as the enabler for progressive enterprises with the foresight to seize the opportunity.

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