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From OpenJS World 2022: Cory Doctorow, Science Fiction Author, Activist, and Journalist

By September 7, 2022Blog, OpenJS World

Cory Doctorow, Science Fiction Author, Activist, and Journalist, gave a short presentation on technology scaling up, Competitive Compatibility (“ComCom”), and tech laws relevant to open source. Cory began the presentation by sharing certain practices of big tech firms like Facebook. He continued by mentioning problems with certain tech laws and the idea of restoring ComCom, as well as a real-world example. Cory closed the presentation with the element of government procurement and invited the audience to check out a couple of resources that can assist in such issues. 

Full keynote available here: 

Main Sections:

0:00 Introduction

0:50 Technology scaling up

3:51 Interop

5:24 Problems with tech laws 

9:15 Restoring ComCom

11:36 Real-world example

14:51 ComCom and mandates

16:10 Element of government procurement 

17:16 Closing

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