Difference between revisions of "Free culture priorities"

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* Why: Good governance for organizations is hard. Free resources from employee handbooks to privacy policies can be useful.
 
* Why: Good governance for organizations is hard. Free resources from employee handbooks to privacy policies can be useful.
 
* How: Wikimedia, Mozilla and others have opened many of their policies. Much of this is about cataloging and boilerplating. Indeed, policies that have already been tested in the real-world are likely preferable to most organizations. There are other non-free/less free resources that could potentially be fully lbierated.
 
* How: Wikimedia, Mozilla and others have opened many of their policies. Much of this is about cataloging and boilerplating. Indeed, policies that have already been tested in the real-world are likely preferable to most organizations. There are other non-free/less free resources that could potentially be fully lbierated.
* Difficulty: Easy
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* Difficulty: Very low
 
* Impact: Low -- this is a useful "starter kit" kind of thing, but not a game-changer. Could expand into a larger pattern library for mission-driven orgs though though.
 
* Impact: Low -- this is a useful "starter kit" kind of thing, but not a game-changer. Could expand into a larger pattern library for mission-driven orgs though though.
  

Revision as of 07:38, 27 July 2016

When we talk about free culture, we're not just talking about software used to make freely licensed things -- we're also talking about practices, policies, and of course the free cultural works themselves. So when we set out to identify priorities for the free culture movement, we should look for ways to achieve maximum impact in each of these categories.

Technology

Platforms and networks

Tools to make things

Free/open machine translation technology

  • Why: Expand the impact of free culture to many languages and communities currently under-represented
  • How:
    • Build on existing efforts or instigate new ones (challenges/competitions?)
    • Build alliances among projects that maintain large bodies of text that would benefit from translation
  • Difficulty: Very high
  • Impact: Very high

Tools to liberate things

Policies and practices

For organizations

NPO policy toolkit

  • Why: Good governance for organizations is hard. Free resources from employee handbooks to privacy policies can be useful.
  • How: Wikimedia, Mozilla and others have opened many of their policies. Much of this is about cataloging and boilerplating. Indeed, policies that have already been tested in the real-world are likely preferable to most organizations. There are other non-free/less free resources that could potentially be fully lbierated.
  • Difficulty: Very low
  • Impact: Low -- this is a useful "starter kit" kind of thing, but not a game-changer. Could expand into a larger pattern library for mission-driven orgs though though.

For communities

For individuals

Free cultural works

Art

Science/Education

Technology