Open Source World Library

September 27, 2008 by

 Here’s a new section from the book beta, a topic I’ve been enthusing about recently.  Comments are welcome, as are pointers to any existing open-source projects which are similar to the idea.  If there are no such projects, well, someone should get cracking on writing one!  Oh, and if someone wants to make the logo described, that would be cool too :) (thanks to krustad for the logo).

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Snippets through 9/2/2008

September 3, 2008 by

  • Community
    • Added a box to the front page listing upcoming GTGs, with a module that automatically parses our Calendar.  Yay for standards that let web services play nicely together!
    • The German magazine Cicero: "Magazin Für Politische Kultur" is interested in doing an in-depth story this fall.
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Modern Pioneers

May 11, 2008 by

I’ve been adding more about the importance of having a frontier to the revised book (Polycentric order also has a post about this).  Here is one of the new sections:

Consider people who:

1. Are unhappy with the current state of society.
2. Have a specific vision of what a better society for them would look like.
3. Are interested in building their lives around that vision
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Generic Objection Responses

April 26, 2008 by

I’m expanding the FAQ to answer some of the comments made on the Marginal Revolution post, and I decide to start with a couple answers I should have written up long ago, because they are so frequently needed:

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A Protocol Suite For Seasteads

April 22, 2008 by

(Another new snippet from the book beta, inspired by a lunch conversation today.)

When talking about how we’d like to revolutionize the governing industry, we used the metaphor that we’d like government to be more like the internet industry than operating systems.  One of the properties of the internet is that it is based on a variety of open standards which allow many diverse programs, companies, machines, and people to interoperate.  We’d like seasteads to have this property also.

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Dunbar’s Number and Seastead Size

April 21, 2008 by

(This is a small new section for the book beta.  I will frequently post such sections as writing progress on the book continues.  Comments welcome.)

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How not to seastead

April 19, 2008 by

(this will go into the book beta, in the Review section)

Here is a comment on a floating city post somewhere on the internet that represents, to me, exactly what is not needed to advance the movement:

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