About the Policy category


Intentional mix of private policy (e.g., licenses) and public policy.

How do usual proposed reforms (e.g., exceptions, anti-troll) impact openness? What tweaks are necessary for each to favor open production?

What do open practices suggest that is missing from the usual reform agenda? Can they be translated (e.g., copyleft as transparency regulation)? Exploit centrality of licenses to open discourse; envision and critique them as public policy instruments.

Discussion of both private and public policy in this light encouraged.

Licenses to public policy in the context of open source hardware