Bristol Anarchist Bookfair 2013

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One to think abou

We'll pick 4 of these.

Schulze Voting This is the fairest method of voting yet devised.

Talk would discuss:

  • how is it fair?
  • why we should use it.
  • why we shouldn't use it.

Ben-o-meter: 2/10

econsensus - this is a site by associates of Mike's. I can't get it to do anything useful - how do I create a proposal???

Ben-o-meter: 6/10 (if I can get it do anything)


A discussion of a new type of client: Electrum. Is it secure? Is it a good idea?

We would demonstrate a bitcoin transaction.

Ben-o-meter: 8/10

anarchy and free software

How is free software anarchist? To what degree does it kick frickin' ass?


locals currency

Mike has mate who is into some software to help people sort out local currencies, such as LETS. It would be good to have a look at it.


A look at the progress of The Amnesic Incognito Live System since last year's bookfair:

Oracle's take over of Sun, 2 years on

Oracle, from a free software perspective at the least, are the archetypical evil corporation. They took over both hardware and software parts of Sun Microsystems on January 27, 2010. A shockwave of resignations and software forks proceeded. Sun owned a number pieces of widely used software including:

  • MySQL - a database
  • Java - a programming language
  • - an office suite

Oracle have progressively closed the doors on these bits of software. We'll look at the free software movements response this, and what it means for the future.


We WILL do a section on Barncamp.