I found a very interesting site posted to fedi. Some excerpts paraphrased:
by Paul Keller & Alek Tarkowski
Today, Open is both a challenge to and an enabler of concentrations of power.
The ideas of open access and free reuse of information goods continue to be some of the most powerful challenges to the exclusive control by corporations and states over information goods.
Yet making such resources open also exposes them to the imbalances of power that shape these societies – and in the worst cases serves to strengthen these imbalances.
The paradox of open can be solved here, in Europe
A European, values-based vision of technological development, a commitment to supporting public institutions and the public sphere, and novel ideas about data and content governance will help to solve the paradox of Open.
Where we will go from here:
- Understanding the New Open
- Creating a sum of our movements’ parts
- Building a Shared Digital Europe
We believe that policymaking is also worldbuilding. We are therefore targeting our advocacy on European policymakers. We are not only looking at the digital agenda of the current Commission, but also seeking to contribute to the digital agenda of the next European Commission.
Think this is an interesting resource to consider wrt our liaison with the EC.