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  1. 1. #OSMaLibre Open Systems Strategies for Peace, Innovation and Development „For knowledge, too, itself is power.“ / follow on twitter @intertwilight Francis Bacon
  2. 2. #OSMaLibre ? Open Systems Strategies for Peace, Innovation and Development #OS = Open Systems Mali = pays de culture mondiale exceptionell Libre = open source / open data / OERs / follow on twitter @intertwilight
  3. 3. Open Sourcing Mali? considering open systems solutions as: • generators of knowledge, capacity building and citizen empowerment • gateways to quality education, resources and economic development • fostering dialogue between citizens, communities and governments • tools of social interaction and participation • fostering transparency, accountability and sustainability across sectors
  4. 4. harness the power of Open Cultural resources ... Timbuctou Manuscripts: Open World Heritage?
  5. 5. Applying UNESCO WSIS Action Line C3: 'Access to Information and Knowledge' acting to mitigate 4 Key UN Challenge Areas: - Access to Education and Knowledge - Post-Conflict / Post-Disaster Response - Gender / Minority Empowerment - Climate Change
  6. 6. using Open Source Models ... • based on free & public domain tools, licences, information and methodologies • enable opportunity - sharing skills & experience • collaboration and empowerment • create 'space' for exchange and sustainability • allow for accountability, transparency and participation
  7. 7. Popular Libre / Open Source Examples „Linux powers 98% of the world’s super computers, most of the servers powering the Internet, the majority of financial trades worldwide and tens of millions of Android mobile phones“ Linux Foundation wikipedia amharic about linux
  8. 8. to create Open Systems Solutions, in terms of methodology, depend on or require ... • open input by all stakeholders and affected citizens, including outsiders with innovative ideas • participatory governance and decision-making for the final outcome • accumulated knowledge to be put in a knowledge commons for future use and remixing in other projects (in this case: based on the P2P Foundation’s requirements for open urbanism)
  9. 9. Open Systems incorporate and collate different types of basic ‘open’ elements including, among others: • Open Source Software (FOSS, Linux) • Open Hardware / Appropriate Technology • Open Data / Open Government • Open Platforms / Crowdsourcing • Open Access / creative commons (CC) • Open Educational Resources (OER) • Data Mobility / Device Journalism • Open Innovation / Design / Urbanism • iHubs, Fablabs & 'maker' spaces
  10. 10. comprehensive methodologies, tools, materials, techniques ... innovative operating system DIY... DIWO (do it with others) AT - Appropriate Technologies meta-recycling ... up-cycling
  11. 11. Open Source Models - as Space and Place - create 'space' for exchange, dialogue and collaboration - enable opportunity, innovation, exploration - enable cross-disciplinary peer based capacity building - open and active nodes in a global community (i.e. fablabs, iHubs) - based on free & public domain tools, licences, methodologies - create open resources, knowledge bases, exchange potentials - stimulate new forms of sustainable entrepreneurship celebrate getting together !
  12. 12. building & creating local economies
  13. 13. South Sudan example (#OSWARRAP): developing a comprehensive ‘open systems strategy’ ... Governor Nyandeng Malek Dielic of Warrap State In supporting open sytems, she sees the linkages between climate change and the many dimensions of equitable development, security and growth presenting both "a crisis that must be tackled and an opportunity that must be seized."
  14. 14. #OSWARRAP criteria model ... • 94% of South Sudan’s population practices agro- pastoralism (agriculture & livestock for prestige and an income generating activity) • The biggest challenge is cattle rustling • Mobile penetration is good in warrap’s capital Kuajok (Gemtel, MTN, Vivacell, Zain); but not good or not available in other counties • Conflict mapping and open data • Introduction of OjoVoz mobile technology (non-text base interface, easy use) help farming and pastoralist communities create their own 'shareable memory' resources or knowledge base • Mobile Cinemas displayed in various cattle camps across warrap state (CEPO/Kapital Movies, in process)
  15. 15. Open Systems Recommendations 1. Enable Access - public use and lowering barriers of access to technology. 2. Develop Open Systems criteria and vocabulary - better understanding & rapid implementation of comprehensive solutions. 3. Recognize Open Systems as long-term sustainability priorities - in the context of addressing UN's four key challenge areas. 4. Education of the Educators - about and via OER - including media literacy in elementary education into and through Open Systems. 5. Support small scale, independent or user defined ‘Open’ incubators - highlighting the interconnectivity, create comprehensive Open Systems Solutions. 6. Foster creation of Open Knowledge Commons - including FOSS, OER, Open Data, Open Hardware & related processes, methodologies
  16. 16. #OSMaLibre Open Systems Strategies for Peace, Innovation and Development allons-y ... ensemble, avec le monde! Stephen Kovats 543a3502 r0g_agency for open culture and critical transformation gGmbH Berlin follow@intertwilight +49 170 588 7806