Strategic Futurists; Value Systems Specialists

Events

Open, Closed, Free or Fare?

Monday 3 December 2012

Creative Commons is an approach that attempts to ensure that information in its various forms, can be shared by others for free. That is my take on it at least. And over time we've seen some major organisations shape the idea of 'free' to 'free with conditions' and 'free for a fee'. The last one staggers me but hey, that's their approach not mine. Increasingly we are seeing examples of information that starts off as being 'free' then merged into a commercial 'not free' world and subsequently locking out the free content. I'm thinking of a

solution to that problem that works along the following lines:

What is required is a 'Free Infectious' license. I'm pretty certain that is not a great term for it and the concept is the same. People would mark their works using a Creative Commons style license as 'free' with the 'infectious' part of the deal meaning that ANY information that the 'free' information is attached to, would also then become 'free'. In other words, in using someone's work marked with a 'free infectious' license, people would agree that their own content would also then become free.

The free infection would replicate and prevent the lockdown and barrier installations that sees works of all kinds currently free to the public, from being locked away behind pay per view, pay per use firewalls and the like. Just an idea


See more events...

Keep informed - Sign up

Look ahead for your business - sign up for your exclusive updates.
name

email address

Events

Fixing the O-Bike Disaster
Wednesday 27 September 2017
And trust me, it really is one. The O-Bike is another example of Theft of the Commons. And it needs to stop. Now!
Read more...
The Basics of BitCoin and Digital Currencies
Wednesday 30 August 2017
Blockchains and Bitcoins? There's some great benefits among all the hype and yes there are risks. Perhaps the single most underrated element of the promise is the inability for any one or a handful of players to manipulate or 'game' the system. The keys to note are:
Read more...
The Increased Reach of Private Equity
Friday 25 August 2017
Was lucky enough to have joined some invitees at Grant Thornton's Private Equity conference. Three well run days with good speakers looking at aspects of potential for engagement in specific companies and areas (themes). As investment vehicles in various Industry sectors, PE is a clear Futures Focused area of endeavour.
Read more...