[okfn-discuss] Googles role in the open movement

Pierre Chrzanowski pierre.chrzanowski at gmail.com
Thu Aug 7 11:46:17 UTC 2014

+1 for Morozov ;)

On Thu, Aug 7, 2014 at 1:32 PM, stef <s at ctrlc.hu> wrote:

> ohi,
> On Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 02:18:53PM +0200, Niels Erik Kaaber Rasmussen
> wrote:
> > Thanks for a great #Okfest14 with interesting and inspiring people,
> sessions and talks in Berlin.
> >
> > One issue that was not on the official programme, but I came to discuss
> multiple times in private conversations was Googles role in the event and
> more generally in the open movement. Should Google lead the way in the
> quests for a "global digital infrastructure for democracy"? Are google open
> enough? How about privacy issues? Censorship? Tax issues? Etc.
> although i had no means to attend, some attendees seem to consider me their
> counselor, everyone was concerned about this issue, some transparency ngo
> representative said it was very insulting from the google keynote to claim
> them being one of us. if he would be, he might have had the same problems
> as
> me, no funds to attend...
> my recommendation for the next okfest, more (or at least some) ethics less
> corrupt keynoters. my dream would be morozov as a mandatory keynoter -
> mandatory for every participant that is.
> (great work sally+javier for the little responsibility at the fringe of the
> event)
> --
> otr fp: https://www.ctrlc.hu/~stef/otr.txt
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