Openness and participation are now a pervasive part of digital life. Firefox. Wikipedia. Apache. Linux. Millions of Creative Commons pictures on Flickr. We have moved mountains.
The question is: what’s next? Open source thinking moving into new worlds like government, education and science? Or, open tech backsliding as we move into the cloud and onto our smartphones?
Of course, the answer is up to us. And it hinges not only on how we think about opneness in software, but also the web, organizations and the world around us. That’s what this talk is about.
Mark Surman is executive director of the Mozilla Foundation. His job is to help people who want to make the internet better. Before Mozilla, Mark was a fellow at the Shuttleworth Foundation and founding director of telecentre.org. He lives in Toronto, where he spends a fair bit of time banging a drum about all things open. Mark blogs at: http://commonspace.wordpress.com.
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