Zwischen den Jahren hat sich einiges angesammelt, was ich wegen diverser
Familienaktivitäten weder kommentieren noch in den Metablocker einstellen konnte.

Heise-Meldung zu den ChaosComputerClubTagen

englischsprachige Seite zu eGovernance

Die aktuellste Version des Manifestes von Global voices.
(Global Voices nennt sich eine Bewegung, die sich der
Verteidigung der Meinungsfreiheit verschrieben hat. Ins Leben gerufen
wurde das Projekt auf dem Blogger-Workshop “Internet + Society 200-Konferenz in Harvard.)
*”We believe in free speech, both in protecting the right to speak and extending access to the tools of speech. We define speech broadly to include many media that facilitate expression.* * *
*The broadest right of free speech has always extended primarily to those who owned technology for publishing and distribution, beginning with the printing press. It is now possible for anyone to publish, broadcast and have access to a distribution channel via the Internet. It is our goal that everyone who wants to speak can be heard.*
* **We believe in the power of direct connection and the freedom to connect. The bond between individuals from different worlds is personal, political and powerful.*
* **We seek to create bridges that cross the gulfs that have traditionally divided us. When we cross these gulfs, we understand each other more fully, work together more effectively, and act more powerfully. With these bridges, we can do together what we could only dream of doing alone.*
* **Direct connection is its own reward. However, in a world full of challenges, it is also the best path to building a future that is freer, fairer, more sustainable and more prosperous.*
* **While we’re all committed to our own work as individuals, we also recognize our common interest and goals. We each speak for ourselves, but we’re all in this together. We pledge to respect, listen to, assist, and learn from one other. We are Global Voices. “*

Ein Essay von Joichi Ito (neues Mitglied bei ICANN) mit
dem Titel
“Weblogs and Emergent Democracy”

Ein neuer Blog aus Bagdad:
First post. Hi everyone, This is my first post. My name is Ali and I’m an Iraqi living in Baghdad. And yes I’m a liberal as my blog title says, but I must stress that I’m a liberal Iraqi and not just liberal, a term which has different meanings depending on where you live and compared to your surrounding ideologies.I intend through this blog to talk about the rising democracy in Iraq and I hope I can provide others around the world with a view of how life is going on in Iraq from where I see it. I do not and will not pretend that I represent the majority of Iraqis, but I’ll try to convey as objectively as I can what Iraqis think and how
they feel about the changes and the hardships in Iraq, in addition to my own opinion. Different perspectives will be wellcomed on this blog, but any offensive language towards other readers (I believe this blog would be read by some sooner or later) and any racist remarks will cause the person who post it to be banned.I hope those who will read this blog would find it useful and please if anyone has any question, don’t hesitate to send them.I’ll be updating the blog soon.