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At Speakers' Corner

Yesterday I was lucky enough to hang out with a group of folks passionately interested in open culture, free software and alternative copyright frameworks. Cory Doctorow organised a breakfast followed by an excursion to Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park – it was fantastic. Cory opened with a rousing introduction to the cyclical history of establishment concern in the face of innovation that ultimate results in new and even more successful business models. This was followed by Rufus Pollock exhorting us to care about the frameworks of access. Danny O’Brien was up next with a very charismatic call to open the BBC’s archive. Unfortunately I missed the other speakers as I was off chasing pidgeons with Ada.
Becky Hogge caught some of the speeches on video here (via boingboing)

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