Bristol Anarchist Bookfair 2013

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One to think abou

We'll pick 4 of these.

Schulze Voting

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schulze_method 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

https://econsensus.org/ - 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)

bitcoins

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?


Ben-o-meter:

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.

tails

A look at the progress of The Amnesic Incognito Live System since last year's bookfair: https://tails.boum.org/

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
  • OpenOffice.org - 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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_acquisition_by_Oracle

barncamp

We WILL do a section on Barncamp.

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