Some random items of interest:
- Peter Sunde, of Pirate Bay fame, is working on setting up an alternative DNS system that routes around ICANN. UPDATE: It's called Dot-P2P. It's a DNS system that runs as a P2P system. If open distribution doesn't work, it could always be distributed as malware.
- Cory Doctorow book: For the Win. On using games to create economies that challenge the status quo. Doctorow: As soon as you're talking about economics, you are talking about games. The economy is the economy game, really. It's got tokens that we pretend have value, it has rules, referees, it's a congenially entered negotiation, there are different ways of playing.
- Phylo. Using crowdsourcing + online games to find the sources of genetic diseases. Needs to be reworked into an open source venture = metacurrency + game + wealth creation.
- Leila Janah of Samasource is pioneering ways to train people to work virtually. Much of this will work nicely with open source ventures, particularly in distressed areas.
- Digital stalking on a grand scale.
- The great sellout of America by the numbers.
- Julian Assange: tens of thousands of… internal documents" on an unnamed bank's "ecosystem of corruption."
- Looks like Bruce Schneier, the digital security expert, has bought into open source warfare and systems disruption. He's calculating ROIs for attacks.
- Archive of Julian Assange's old blog.