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+ - Hexayurt Country: helping Haiti with Open Hardware->

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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.
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+ - John Perry Barlow's 4th of July 2008 video message->

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vkg writes: "http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2764008898452438504&hl=en

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,


which is running today, and which will be liveblogged (along with notes from OpenTech http://www.ukuug.org/events/opentech2008/ and Enviu Day http://www.enviu.org/index.php?id=1590 in the Netherlands) at


Enjoy the video!"

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