stories filed under: "decentralized"
by Mike Masnick
Tue, Mar 6th 2012 4:37pm
Last week, over on our Step 2 discussion platform we kicked off a discussion on what an "innovation agenda" might look like for a US-politician for 2012. What kinds of regulatory changes should they be focused on? This effort, done in partnership with Engine Advocacy, has already kicked off a nice discussion over there with some interesting ideas being tossed around. If you haven't yet, please join in the discussion. I'm not surprised that copyright issues and open internet issues top the list of things most interesting to folks -- the SOPA/PIPA debate has pretty much guaranteed that. I am a little surprised that issues around helping skilled entrepreneurs -- the folks who create jobs -- was seen as less of an issue compared to some of the others on the list. Either way, the discussion is still going on there, and we'll be taking it further over the coming weeks and months, so feel free to join in.
by Mike Masnick
Mon, Feb 27th 2012 12:30pm
from the make-a-statement dept
New businesses are the key to job creation and economic growth, and the Internet is one of the most fertile platforms for new businesses ever established.From there, we have a list of twelve topics that we think are important -- but we want your input. So we've posted this same thing both here and over at our Step 2 discussion platform. Over at Step 2, we've also posted those initial twelve topics, with each one as a separate comment on the original post, so you can vote them up and down. If you want to really participate, please head on over to Step 2, where you can do three separate things (and, yes, your Techdirt login works there too):
We believe deeply in the value of decentralized, emergent, bottom-up innovation, and we want to shape public policies that will allow it to flourish.
- Suggest your own topics that should be part of an innovation agenda by responding to the main post.
- Vote on existing topics to show which ones are more important... and which ones are less important.
- Comment on the existing topics to provide feedback or suggest ways to improve them.