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Public Stack Summit

This post was live blogged. Entries are in reverse chronological order.

14:22:43

Katja, Laura, Todd and myself had a lively conversation about what constitutes a public stack and presented it. Core principles: individual ownership/control and convenience. A main challenge is protecting personhood in the digital age. Personhood is a prerequisite to the social contract. Individual sovereignty is a necessary (but not sufficient) prerequisite for a healthy commons.

Other teams raised points including: keeping values at the core of the stack (see Ethical Design Manifesto), ethics in sourcing and manufacture (see Fairphone).

11:28:29

I’m going to take a little break now so I can participate more directly. Will update if and when I have something interesting to share.

11:25:23

This is how I’m live blogging with Hugo, rsync, and DAT, by the way.

My live blogging setup

11:17:57

Katja from Nesta introducing herself. Laura and I will be at the FutureFest conference they’re organising in London soon.

Katja introducing herself

11:01:28

Introductions: Purism, Ind.ie, Yoti, Commons Network and others.

10:43:18

We are on a boat so my connectivity may be limited.

10:42:36

We’re being asked to draw each other an ice-breaker.

The participants

10:38:59

Public Stack Summit kicking off. The boat is leaving.

Marleen about to kick things off