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The Big Open: How do we make the open internet revolution irresistible?

Short thesis

The Open Movement has strong players like Wikimedia, Creative Commons, and Mozilla. We share a similar mindset, attend the same events and advocate for an “open by default” world. In 2017, we started a conversation around three questions: How do we make the open internet revolution irresistible? How do we build the community of the open? And how, as activists of the free and open web, do we talk to non-technologists about our world? We’d like to continue this discussion at rp18 – with you!

Description

In this session, we’d like to work with a wide range of participants from the free and open scene. We are aiming to identify synergies between organizations and networks, to carve out common goals, and discuss forms of collaboration. We welcome everyone who is interested in working together to foster the ties between different Open Movement players.

The session itself will be 60 mins long and – after a brief introduction – be interactive instead of lecture style. In smaller groups, we’ll be discussing three major questions: How do we make the open internet revolution irresistible? How do we build the community of the open? And how, as activists of the free and open web, do we talk to non-technologists about our world? Our goal is to find out how we can create the Big Open - together. We would like to map opportunities, ideas and thoughts for a more collaborative future.

Insights from this session will feed into broader discussions (e.g. at the Creative Commons Global Summit https://summit.creativecommons.org/) and strategy processes (e.g. Wikimedia 2030 http://2030.wikimedia.org) that we will be conducting over the coming months.