This is Eben Moglen's keynote speech from the 2006 Plone Conference. Plone is a content management system based on Zope, but it is not really about that. Eben Moglen is the General Counsel for the Free Software Foundation, and the Chairman of Software Freedom Law Center. And a very inspiring speaker. This is very subversive stuff, really.
If we know that what we are trying to accomplish is the spread of justice and social equality through the universalization of access to knowledge; If we know that what we are trying to do is build an economy of sharing which will rival the economies of ownership at every point where they directly compete; If we know that we are doing this as an alternative to coercive redistribution, that we have a third way in our hands for dealing with long and deep problems of human injustice; If we are conscious of what we have and know what we are trying to accomplish, when this is the moment for the first time in lifetimes, we can get it done.
Globalism probably scares many because they see as a way of being
dominated by a single institution.
Democracy is a bad system but the best one we've got.
In democracies children have no vote but it is perhaps
unexpressed but understood that things are done on their behalf.
(In the best interests of the child doctrine)
Globalism and Democracy have seemingly little cognizance of the environment
which is a glaring ommision of sorts revealed in there basic inception
and history. Both were instigated on behalf of solely the human community
it would appear.
Probably with the inception with the UN in the end of the
1940s some of its greatest works were and are:
1. The rules of engagement or warfare (The Geneva Convention)
2. The Declaration of Human Rights
3. The inception and adoption of Childrens Rights
4. The International Court
5. The Heritage Sites Program
6. The Water Initiative
7. The Status of Women
In Democratic Globalism thus
I see the marridge of Democracy and Globalism with some of these UN initiatives but with
adoptation and addition of some of the environment or at least mammals with "child status
and rights". This in fact partly exists already but I see it in need of formal and legal
and just global sanction and terms. Therefore to yield: in the best interests of the child and
The Environment or Forces of Nature in or of as in the Acts of God Doctrine
must have some bearing or consideration as well.
and can somebody please get me a new computer mouse...
this ones gone wild it seems.... and
well maybe thats best.
12 Dec 2006 @ 18:38 by CentralBanker @188.8.131.52 : Money
Money makes anything possible. Please keep using my central bank money. This way I can continue to dictate what activities are allowed to be purusued by humans. Those pesky open-sourcers are threatening my stranglehold. God help me if they ever figure out how to transact amongst themselves without relying on my debt notes. Ideas like openID and ripplepay must be suppressed.
17 Feb 2008 @ 01:06 by Xavier @184.108.40.206 : Open Source Politics