[DC LoCo] How Open are you?

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at gmail.com
Tue Mar 17 20:47:44 GMT 2009

On Tuesday 17 March 2009 2:49:26 pm Ted Smith wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-03-17 at 07:54 -0700, Sanjay Jain wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > A quick poll - Are people in this list interested in other open issues 
> > 
> > Like Open society and open data?
> > 
> > Thanks
> > Sanjay
> > 
> > 
> I try to stay away from the term "Open", since it's pretty vague and not
> very meaningful. As Kevin demonstrated, the natural meaning of "open" as
> in "open book" is not necessarily optimal.
> So no, I'm not very interested in "open" society, "open" data, or most
> other "open" things. I am interested in a free society, free mobility of
> data, and certainly free data formats. I am interested in open
> government, since that's a realistic meaning of the term -- government
> is "open" like an open book, disclosing more of its processes to public
> review. However, it's important to note that if we want a free society,
> having an open but oppressive government will not really help.

And free culture! /me points to http://creativecommons.org

Mackenzie Morgan
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