ESF horizontal and vertical process and how they fail to balance from 27 01 2004 and 23 02 2004

Published Date 10/17/12 3:50 AM In relation to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Social_Forum DRAFT – this is a e-mail dialogue that illustrates the issues of horizontal and vertical process and how they fail to balance. Firstly the has been a lot of talk of me as some kind of egotistical anarchist… this is far from the truth, and by long … Continue reading ESF horizontal and vertical process and how they fail to balance from 27 01 2004 and 23 02 2004

Am going to start blogging more about process in activist groups am involved in

A river that needs crossing political and tech blogs – On the political side, there is arrogance and ignorance, on the geek side there is naivety and over- complexity My videos are on these two youtube channels visionontv 3,832,876 views and undercurrents 22,689,976 views

A conversation on the #geekproblem

A. We compost the current tech shitpile by #4opens to weed out 90% of the crap so as a first step we only have to work through the 10% then we are trying projects like #OGB and #OMN to work base on trust links to sift this last down to 1% then it’s human to … Continue reading A conversation on the #geekproblem

The first part is about democracy, the second part is hard politics, and is more nasty.

The #fedivers was booted up on grassroot #openweb passion and crowed funding, it was sustained in the early growth by crowed funding and expanded (in an often not helpful way) by #geekproblem passion. Over the last 2 years we have seen this shift sharply to “institutional” funding, some of this has been behind the seanes … Continue reading The first part is about democracy, the second part is hard politics, and is more nasty.

lets flot a look at curuption in the #EU funding DRAFT

Think this is too strong a stick to wave around now, but it might be needed down the line. Let’s look at ideas for rooting out/mediating the corruption in the #EU Some examples from a resent #EU #NGI meeting https://www.ngi.eu/event/next-generation-internet-ngi-next-steps/?instance_id=573 you can document the same behaver at most meetings. Example, a horizontal public BBB video … Continue reading lets flot a look at curuption in the #EU funding DRAFT

This view is not arrogance, I should know, having worked at the heart of this mess for 30 years.

With the growing influx of #EU funding into the #openweb we will see an increase in #techchurn due to the #geekproblem being feed by #mainstreaming #stupidindividualism of most of the #fashernista who can jump through the bureaucracy gatekeeper hoops. Hoping for a balance of good Vs damage, though the shear blinded arrogance of the vertical … Continue reading This view is not arrogance, I should know, having worked at the heart of this mess for 30 years.

On the #pomo “debate”, best to keep it to the basics

* The is such a thing as “reality” and we, intrinsically, have a limited idea of what this is. * All human though and culture are created by humans. * in this, there is a strong tendency for all to become religion in the end. * In the west, we have created a “hack” to … Continue reading On the #pomo “debate”, best to keep it to the basics

Really good questions, let’s try and address some issues.

The need for “governance” came out of a practical problem, the #activitypub community is made up of “cats” you know the slogan “herding cats” we were doing seminars outreach to powerful EU Eurocrats on why they should be interested in #activertypub and interesting they really are interested. We had no voice, only “cats” with everyone … Continue reading Really good questions, let’s try and address some issues.

Q&A on outreaching the fluffy/spiky debate to the fluffys

You’re bringing in the idea of “fluffy” and “spiky”. And you think both have merit. Have been working with bridging this often hostile divide for more than 30 years in hundreds of campaigns on the ground and online. The best outcome you can hope for is “diversity of tactics/strategy” You’re also drawing attention to the … Continue reading Q&A on outreaching the fluffy/spiky debate to the fluffys