Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting Reminder Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - Doc Searls: Self-Sovereignty and Independence Online

When: November 18, 2020 7:00PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Self-Sovereignty and Independence Online
Moderator: Doc Searls

Online Location: https://meet.jit.si/blu.org

Live stream: https://youtu.be/zgmiVhu9Ogc


A user-centric model for owning and controlling your identity online


Self-sovereign identity (SSI) is new category with dozens of developers,
open source code bases (e.g. Hyperledger Indy), libraries, tools, and at
least one core architecture and data model. But what matters most about
it is that it serves purposes that have motivated free and open source
software developers for decades now: self-sovereignty and personal
independence from surveillance and control by others online.

Doc has been on this case since he became an editor at Linux Journal in
the mid-'90s, and as director of ProjectVRM at Harvard's Berkman Klein
Center since 2006. He also considers the challenge of maintaining
self-sovereignty and personal independence more important than ever, in
our time of normalized—and increasing—corporate and government
surveillance of people's lives, both online and off.


Doc Searls is a lifelong journalist who has covered Linux since Linux
Journal began in 1994 (and Linux itself was at v 1.0), and served as an
editor there for 24 years, most recently as editor-in-chief. He is
co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto, author of The Intention Economy, a
fellow of the Center for Information Technology & Society (CITS) at the
University of California, Santa Barbara, an alumni fellow of the Berkman
Klein Center at Harvard University (where he continues to direct
ProjectVRM), as well as a visiting scholar at NYU and Indiana
University. He also won the Google/O'Reilly Open Source Award for Best
Communicator in 2005.
Doc Searls Weblog: http://blogs.harvard.edu/doc/

About Doc Searls: https://www.searls.com/

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site:

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