Article: Jillian York and Karen Gullo (counterpoint): Users, not government, should control online speech

Censorship, Deplatforming, Governance, Media

Jillian York and Karen Gullo (counterpoint): Users, not government, should control online speech

Big tech companies would have more control over online speech than they already have because they can afford the legal fights that will scare off new entrants to the market. What’s more, they would push legal, protected speech offline, and silence the voices of marginalized and less powerful people who rely on the internet to speak out — a diverse set of people that includes activists, journalists, LGBTQ individuals and many more.

Instead, users should have more power to control what they see on their feeds. They should be able to move freely with their data from one platform to another when they don’t like what they see.

Article: Education Ecosystem: Using Project-based Learning and Blockchain to Chang

Academia, Blockchain

Education Ecosystem: Using Project-based Learning and Blockchain to Chang

Dr. Michael J. Garbade is the CEO of Schooling Ecosystem, an edTech startup that’s utilizing blockchain in incentivizing project-based studying. Michael is working to revolutionize the trade by concentrating on intermediate tech professionals in addition to school college students. Education Ecosystem makes use of a project-based mannequin and covers synthetic intelligence, programming, cybersecurity, information science, sport improvement and blockchain.

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Penguin: Open Source Venture Capital, Conference, Seeking to Develop Sustainable Business Models

Software

A Conference to Find Viable Business Models to Commercialize Open Source Software

Organizers of the Open Core Summit – which took part this month at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco – announced the COSS (Commercial Open-Source Software) Platform.

The goal of this initiative is to help commercial open-source organizations develop viable business models. “We want to educate, grow, fund and connect leaders of COSS companies,” as explained to IBL News by Joseph Jacks, founder of OSS Capital, a venture-capital firm who put together the Open Core Summit.

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Phi Beta Iota: Open Source has lost momentum as a result of those pulling their code to attack legitimate US Government functions such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Joseph Jacks is on  to something hugely important — he needs to ensure that his contracts include non-volatility associated with attempts to impose individual biases on national agencies.

See Especially:

Open source developers: Stop blocking organizations you don’t like

After protest, open source software company Chef will let ICE contract expire

Fake GNUs: Keep politics out of open source software licences

See Also:

Why Open Source misses the point of Free Software