Parker | 2 May 22:58 2011
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Re: [SFC-Core] IMPORTANT: SFC 2011 board election, request your voting token

Just another reminder that the polls close on the 7th, this Sat.
Chapters that haven't already voted should sit down /this week/ and
order candidates!

On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 7:17 PM, Parker <gameguy43 <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> Just a reminder to everyone: voting closes May 7th.
>
> On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 6:34 PM, Ben Moskowitz <benrito <at> gmail.com> wrote:
>> PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT MESSAGE.
>> Greetings, all.
>> The 2011 SFC board election is upon
>> us: http://wiki.freeculture.org/Board11/Election
>> We are about to open the voting period. Each chapter receive one voting
>> token.
>> If you want to vote, you must take these actions.
>> 1. IF YOU ARE A CHAPTER LEADER: respond to this email with your name, email
>> address, chapter name, and confirm that your chapter is active.
>> 2. IF YOU ARE A CHAPTER MEMBER: respond to this email with the name of your
>> chapter leader, his or her email address, chapter name, and confirm that
>> your chapter is active.
>> Please confirm your intent to vote in the upcoming election by NO LATER THAN
>> FRIDAY, MARCH 22. If we do not receive a message from your chapter, we will
>> be unable to issue a voting token for this year's election.
>> In order to maintain a free and fair election, and confirm that all chapters
>> are represented, we are pushing the calendar back 1 week. The new calendar
>> is reflected here:
>> April 25th: voting begins
>> May 7th: voting closes
>> May 9th: new board of directors announced
>> Please contact me or Kevin Donovan, cc'd, with any questions.
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Kevin Driscoll | 3 May 20:12 2011

Fwd: [PKStaff] Public Knowledge Seeks Outreach & Government Affairs Associate

Any SFC seniors out there seeking jobs?

Kevin

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From: Andrew Lomeli <alomeli <at> publicknowledge.org>
Date: Mon, May 2, 2011 at 1:20 PM
Subject: [PKStaff] Public Knowledge Seeks Outreach & Government Affairs Associate
To: pkstaff <at> lists.publicknowledge.org


Please forward to your contacts


Outreach and Government Affairs Associate


Position Summary: The Outreach and Government Affairs Associate will work to support both Public Knowledge's government affairs and outreach teams, through constituency building, event organizing, strategizing and relationship building.


Position Status: Full-time


Location: Washington, D.C.


Reports to: Director of Government Affairs; Director of Outreach and New Media


Essential Duties:

• Assists the Director of Governmental Affairs and other PK staff in preparing and executing

a strategy for outreach to Congressional staff, White House staff, Federal agencies and other government bureaus, in order to further Public Knowledge's policy goals.

• Assists the Director of Outreach and New Media and other PK staff in preparing and executing a strategy for outreach to various constituencies, including but not limited to creative professionals, technological innovators, software developers, Internet users, gamers, civil rights and civil liberties groups and groups of color.

• Attends relevant conferences and events and works to raise PK's visibility and credibility both inside and outside of Washington, D.C.

• Maintains an active PK presence across social media platforms.

• Assists in the planning and execution of PK outreach events and initiatives in cooperation with the Events Manager and outreach staff.

 

Qualifications:

• A college graduate with a passion for public policy

• Experience conducting outreach and developing partnerships with a wide range of organizations and constituencies

• Strong communications skills

• A creative self-starter that can devise new, innovative outreach methods

• A willingness and ability to learn complex technological and legal issues quickly

• The ability to produce high‐quality results on tight deadlines and with little oversight

• Familiarity with Capitol Hill or Federal agencies is a plus

 

Compensation: Public Knowledge provides competitive compensation, excellent benefits and opportunities for professional growth.


About Public Knowledge: Public Knowledge is a Washington D.C.-based, non-profit, public interest group working to promote a creative and connected future. Public Knowledge is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual or gender orientation, religion or physical ability. For more information on us, visit PublicKnowledge.org.


Please email resume and cover letter to alomeli <at> publicknowledge.org by May 25, 2011. No phone calls please.



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Alec Story | 5 May 04:46 2011
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Alternative Condorcet Voting System

I know it may be a little late for those of you voting in elections, but I wanted to share this.

Andrew Myers, a CS prof at Cornell, has this nifty online voting system set up that's reasonably secure, and does ranked voting.  We're [Cornell SFC] using it to generate our voting preferences.  It's pretty easy to use, you might like it if you don't like selectricity.  It doesn't say so on the website, but if you download the source it's under (essentially) a BSD license:

Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this
software and its documentation for any purpose and without
fee is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright
notice appear in all copies and that both the copyright
notice and this permission notice and warranty disclaimer
appear in supporting documentation, and that the names of
the authors or their employers not be used in advertising or
publicity pertaining to distribution of the software without
specific, written prior permission.

However, they clearly don't have selectricity's graphic design department.

Supposedly, in the future they'll be putting out a new version with some interesting cryptography properties, although right now it's just email or IP address based (either-or).
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Karl Fogel | 5 May 17:21 2011

Re: Alternative Condorcet Voting System

Alec Story <avs38 <at> cornell.edu> writes:
>Andrew Myers, a CS prof at Cornell, has this nifty online voting
>system set up that's reasonably secure, and does ranked voting.  We're
>[Cornell SFC] using it to generate our voting preferences.  It's
>pretty easy to use, you might like it if you don't like selectricity. 
>It doesn't say so on the website, but if you download the source it's
>under (essentially) a BSD license:
>
>    Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this
>    software and its documentation for any purpose and without
>    fee is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright
>    notice appear in all copies and that both the copyright
>    notice and this permission notice and warranty disclaimer
>    appear in supporting documentation, and that the names of
>    the authors or their employers not be used in advertising or
>    publicity pertaining to distribution of the software without
>    specific, written prior permission.
>    
>However, they clearly don't have selectricity's graphic design
>department.
>
>Supposedly, in the future they'll be putting out a new version with
>some interesting cryptography properties, although right now it's just
>email or IP address based (either-or).

Thanks for the pointer!

It sounds like you might know them...  Do you think you could persuade
them to just use the standard (modern, 2-clause) BSD license for future
releases?  Everything gets so much easier with standard licenses.

Also, did you mean for there to be a URL to the site in your mail?  I
didn't see one; maybe I missed something though.
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Alec Story | 5 May 18:55 2011
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Re: Alternative Condorcet Voting System

I forgot the URL!  Sorry :/
http://www.cs.cornell.edu/andru/civs.html

I'll email him about using a standard BSD license.

On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 11:21 AM, Karl Fogel <kfogel <at> questioncopyright.org> wrote:
Alec Story <avs38 <at> cornell.edu> writes:
>Andrew Myers, a CS prof at Cornell, has this nifty online voting
>system set up that's reasonably secure, and does ranked voting.  We're
>[Cornell SFC] using it to generate our voting preferences.  It's
>pretty easy to use, you might like it if you don't like selectricity. 
>It doesn't say so on the website, but if you download the source it's
>under (essentially) a BSD license:
>
>    Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this
>    software and its documentation for any purpose and without
>    fee is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright
>    notice appear in all copies and that both the copyright
>    notice and this permission notice and warranty disclaimer
>    appear in supporting documentation, and that the names of
>    the authors or their employers not be used in advertising or
>    publicity pertaining to distribution of the software without
>    specific, written prior permission.
>
>However, they clearly don't have selectricity's graphic design
>department.
>
>Supposedly, in the future they'll be putting out a new version with
>some interesting cryptography properties, although right now it's just
>email or IP address based (either-or).

Thanks for the pointer!

It sounds like you might know them...  Do you think you could persuade
them to just use the standard (modern, 2-clause) BSD license for future
releases?  Everything gets so much easier with standard licenses.

Also, did you mean for there to be a URL to the site in your mail?  I
didn't see one; maybe I missed something though.
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Aditi Rajaram | 8 May 03:53 2011
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REMINDER: VOTING CLOSING TONIGHT

Vote if you haven't!

Information here: http://wiki.freeculture.org/Board11/Nominations

On May 2, 2011, at 4:58 PM, Parker wrote:

> Just another reminder that the polls close on the 7th, this Sat.
> Chapters that haven't already voted should sit down /this week/ and
> order candidates!
> 
> On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 7:17 PM, Parker <gameguy43 <at> gmail.com> wrote:
>> Just a reminder to everyone: voting closes May 7th.
>> 
>> On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 6:34 PM, Ben Moskowitz <benrito <at> gmail.com> wrote:
>>> PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT MESSAGE.
>>> Greetings, all.
>>> The 2011 SFC board election is upon
>>> us: http://wiki.freeculture.org/Board11/Election
>>> We are about to open the voting period. Each chapter receive one voting
>>> token.
>>> If you want to vote, you must take these actions.
>>> 1. IF YOU ARE A CHAPTER LEADER: respond to this email with your name, email
>>> address, chapter name, and confirm that your chapter is active.
>>> 2. IF YOU ARE A CHAPTER MEMBER: respond to this email with the name of your
>>> chapter leader, his or her email address, chapter name, and confirm that
>>> your chapter is active.
>>> Please confirm your intent to vote in the upcoming election by NO LATER THAN
>>> FRIDAY, MARCH 22. If we do not receive a message from your chapter, we will
>>> be unable to issue a voting token for this year's election.
>>> In order to maintain a free and fair election, and confirm that all chapters
>>> are represented, we are pushing the calendar back 1 week. The new calendar
>>> is reflected here:
>>> April 25th: voting begins
>>> May 7th: voting closes
>>> May 9th: new board of directors announced
>>> Please contact me or Kevin Donovan, cc'd, with any questions.
>>> Happy voting,
>>> Ben
>>> _______________________________________________
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>>> Core <at> freeculture.org
>>> http://lists.freeculture.org/mailman/listinfo/core
>>> 
>>> 
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Parker | 8 May 23:27 2011
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I just changed board <at> to core <at> on the main website contact page, and other website tweaks!

People were occasionally emailing board <at>  with inquiries, but we've
been working on moving all internal org communication to the open
core <at>  mailing list so that the board is less of a bottleneck for group
organization.

Reminder: The core <at> freeculture.org mailing list is the place to be if
you have any interest in helping out with the global org! Subscribe
here:
http://lists.freeculture.org/mailman/listinfo/core

I also made a small change to the "New Chapter" page--I made the text
before the registration form a bit shorter. I think it could still be
shorter.

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noel hidalgo | 9 May 21:37 2011

Announcing OpenGov Camp, Sun, 5 June, in NYC.

Fellow/a Free Culture'rs, If you're in town for Personal Democracy
Forum, I hope you can attend our OpenGov Camp. -  <at> noneck

Are you passionate about "local" Open Government? This year, Open NY
Forum is teaming up the Personal Democracy Forum's annual conference
to host OpenGov Camp. This will be a one day conversation on how
participation builds transparency to deliver efficiency. As a
community of doers and decision-makers we will have a unique
opportunity to bridge our work with our global brothers and sisters to
talk about what works—and what doesn't.

Register and join us on Sunday, June 5 to discuss the following questions:
• Where is “local” Open Government going?
• How can we deepen the knowledge of what Open Government can be?
• What are the social and technical tools affecting Open Government’s
development?

www.OpenGovNYC.org

Note: You can register via www.meetup.com/OpenNY or opengovnyc.eventbrite.com

Where: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018

Hashtag: #OpenGovCamp

OpenGov is hosted in conjunction with Personal Democracy Forum (PdF)
2011 - personaldemocracy.com/pdf-2011 -, the world’s leading
conference exploring and analyzing technology's impact on politics and
government. The theme this year, at the eighth annual gathering, will
be Agents of Change.

Register via www.meetup.com/OpenNY or opengovnyc.eventbrite.com

What to expect

This is a gathering born from the desire to share and learn in an open
environment. It is an event with discussions, demos, and interaction
from attendees. Anyone with something to contribute or with the desire
to learn are welcome and encouraged. When you come, be prepared to
share. When you leave, you’ll leave with actionable strategies for
building efficient and engaging social campaigns and technical tools.

History

OpenGov Camp is the third in a series of annual events the Open NY
Forum has hosted creating a positive space for government workers,
technologists, entrepreneurs, and citizens to engage and learn from
each other. This year, we broaden our relationship, with three
internationally known organizations, Personal Democracy Forum -
www.PersonalDemocracy.com , Reinvent Albany - www.ReinventAlbany.org
and Digital Democracy - www.Digital-Democracy.org

Register via www.meetup.com/OpenNY or opengovnyc.eventbrite.com
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Kevin Donovan | 10 May 07:05 2011
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CFP: The Culture of Remix

Perhaps of interest...

 
 

Sent to you by Kevin Donovan via Google Reader:

 
 

via Material World by Heather Ayn Horst on 5/9/11

Research Center for Communication and Culture

2nd International Graduate Conference in Communication and Culture

The Culture of Remix

Lisbon, 13-14 October, 2011

This inter-disciplinary graduate conference seeks to address questions
concerning the multiple dimensions of remix at the intersection of culture
and communication. Lawrence Lessig has proposed “remix” as one of the main
outcomes of social and cultural practices enabled by new technologies that
allow for easy production and sharing. Remix is the creative mixing of
cultural elements, a collage, a blending, a hybridization of genres,
creative destruction. Henry Jenkins talks of a “convergence culture” and
many other authors refer a participatory turn. But this surge of creativity
and participation also poses authority, legal, economic and ethical
challenges. Against the hype of an amateur culture, many voices from
academia and industry question the value of remixing practices, namely
regarding authorship. According to the net-generation mentality, originality
is a fallacy and legitimacy resides in authenticity. In the scope of this
perspective, creativity is expressed in the way one approaches an existing
text, or the text is reorganized; among critics, a set of questions on the
cultural consequences of these new practices and values has been raised.

This conference aims to bring together doctoral students, post-doc and
junior researchers from different areas and disciplines to share research
interests and works-in-progress, learn and engage in fresh intellectual
discussion with international key academics and build a community of young
scholars. We seek academic work from any field of communication or cultural
studies.


Papers are welcome on the topics listed below, amongst others:


- The ethical dimensions of remix;
- The politics of remix;
- Technologies of remix;
- Journalism and remix
- Hybridization;
- Participatory Culture;
- The current challenges of/to authorship;
- Entertainment as a remix;
- Gender remix;
- Remix in the literature and the arts;
- The economics of remix;
- Free culture;
- Philosophical roots of remix;
- Cultural citizenship;
- Remix and Education: Learning by Remixing;
- Remix and Identity;
- Remixed Cultures;
- Fandom.

*Deadline for submissions: May 31st, 2011*

The conference language is English.

Please send a 250-word abstract, as well as a brief biographical note (100
words) to cultureremix <at> gmail.com by May 31st, 2011. Proposals should list
paper title, name, institutional affiliation, and contact details. If you
are submitting a work in progress, we welcome your submission! Please state
that it is a work in progress in your abstract.

We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you
do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not
receive your proposal. We suggest then resending it. Successful applicants
will be notified by June 17th, 2011.

We regret to inform that travel and accommodation funding for conference
participants is not available at this time.

Organization:
CECC – Research Center for Communication and Culture
Catholic University of Portugal
Palma de Cima
1649-023 LISBOA
PORTUGAL

Organizing Committee:

Carla Ganito
Cátia Ferreira
Rita Figueiras


 
 

Things you can do from here:

 
 
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Camille François | 11 May 14:10 2011
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Free Culture Festival by SFC-France!

Hi guys, if you know anyone in France who would be interested in helping out with the free culture festival we're putting on, let me know! Also, if you'll be in France around June 17th, let me know too so that you can attend! :)

We will be holding discussion panels, a creation camp, an Free-Culture Awards ceremony and a party. The event is called YAPOI, for You Are Part Of It, and we're working on it with the City of Paris. 
Our website is under construction but there should be more info on it soon: www.yapoi.com

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