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A freelance programmer, researcher, organizer and writer. Shauna has worked for the MIT Media Lab and Civic Commons, among others, and volunteers with the Sunlight Foundation and the Open Science Collaboration.

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Software systems embed power relationships in their code through their design and in particular through their permissions systems. Even highly collaborative software often relies on the "Benevolent Dictator For Life" model of community and resource management, with a single account given power they may or may not delegate.

While this is the dominant model of governance embedded in technology, it's certainly not the only model. This talk will provide an overview of software projects - most free/open source - which provide ways for governments, institutions, communities, and even groups of internet strangers to govern themselves and their resources in a more democratic way.

Date:
2021 November 5 - 15:30
Duration:
30 min
Room:
Room 2
Conference:
SeaGL 2021
Language:
Track:
Tools
Difficulty:
Easy

Happening at the same time:

  1. Good Shell Patterns
  2. Start Time:
    2021 November 5 15:30

    Room:
    Room 1

  3. Building and Supporting Open Source Communities Through Metrics
  4. Start Time:
    2021 November 5 15:30

    Room:
    Room 3