vkg writes: The earthquake in Haiti has left a million people homeless. Hexayurt Country is a well-reviewed plan to use open hardware to provide water, sanitation and storm-resistant shelter in Haiti, transferring essential know-how during the process of reconstruction. It would cost about $60 per head to rebuild the basics for Haiti this way. Link to Original Source
vkg writes: He's as terse as ever, but the Pirate's Platform is short, to the point, and quite interesting. What would happen if the pirate movement became more than a single issue party and moved in the direction outlined here? Link to Original Source
John Perry Barlow, founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, discussing democracy, the internet, and the future at Thingvellir, the ancient site of Iceland's historic parliamentary republic, B. 930 AD, D. about 3 centuries later.
John is in Iceland for the Icelandic Foundation for Digital Freedoms' conference,