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PODCAST: Open-source activism

Co-operatives
Digital age

Don't get mad, get open-sourced © AJ Korkidakis

New Internationalist's co-editor Hazel Healy talks about 'co-operative values and the open-source movement', drawing on what she learned while working on the Internet Showdown magazine in December 2012.

Do we want commercialized technology controlled by a few, or alternative human-start technology accessible to many controlled from the bottom up?

From the making of 3D guns to community hacktivism, open-source pioneers are programming the world they want to live in. Guns aside, co-operative ideals allow us to hold on to our human rights in a digital age.

Hazel was talking at the Ethical Consumer's conference on 'Co-operative Alternatives to Capitalism' that took place in London on 28th September.

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