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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Draft report on the global info commons

Andrew Garton, Growing the Global Information Commons, report for the Association for Progressive Communications. A draft in progress. From the introduction:

Growing the Global Information Commons is a scoping paper promoting understanding of the importance of an information and knowledge commons and work towards further nurturing and expansion of it as a strategic priority for the Association for Progressive Communications (APC). ...

This scoping paper describes the contribution the APC has made to the global information commons and how its ongoing engagement, within the broader program towards a commons-based society, how this relates to APC's overall mission, concerns and issues for developing countries and civil society, policy trends and spaces, key actors, and an overview of current advocacy and campaigns, resource requirements and where relevant, gender concerns. ...

Comment. The draft is on a wiki, and is undergoing recent editing, but I'm not sure if it's open for others to contribute.

See also our past posts on the Association for Progressive Communications.