Register for Public Money, Public Code Guide Releasing Event!

We will hold a releasing event for our Public Money? Public Code! A Guide for Governments and Civil Society on November 12, 16:00-18:10 (UTC+8) at Foundation for Future Generation, Taiwan(青平台)and on webex! English-Chinese two way simultaneous interpretation will also be provided. Participants will be invited to play Open Starter Village table game together! Please register by clicking here! 카지노사이트

About the Guide

In 2022, FNF Global Innovation Hub published Public Money? Public Code! A Guide for Governments and Civil Society. Mr. Franklin Weng, the author of this guide and the president of Software Liberty Association Taiwan, used easily understandable language and examples of daily scenario that civil servants and the public encounter to help readers to painlessly grasp technical terms such as open source, FLOSS software, and open standard. Also, the Guide explains why Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) is the key to improve transparency, accountability, accessibility, and effectiveness of public digital service. It enables readers to establish Public Money? Public Code! as the mindset of perceiving public digital service: If a public digital service is built by using tax payers’ money, it should be supervised and examined by them as all public infrastructure. Finally, the Guide also provides practical policy recommendations on enhancing the use of FLOSS in governments.

Purpose of this Guide

Challenges to democracy have been rising massively in the digital realm, partly because public digital services and infrastructure in many countries are made like a black box. People are not allowed or not able to supervise them. Because of that, authoritarian regimes can use technology as a tool for surveillance, while in democracies, the transparency of public digital infrastructure and service also left much to be desired. In both types of regimes, without proper regulations, enterprises’ pursuit of profits may also hinder people’s rights to have safe and accessible digital service. The idea of FLOSS software is one of the possible solutions to the current challenges. It urges that the code of public digital service should be released for public supervision. It also creates more possibility and choices for governments to flexibly and effectively establish and apply digital service. Therefore, we published this guide, hoping to lower the threshold for people to understand technology issues that matter to democracy, and offers them applicable knowledge to decide what an ideal digital service should be.

About the Releasing Event

Offering more education on open source is one of the policy recommendations in this Guide. Therefore, we hope that this releasing event will not only introduce the Guide, but also presents various forms of open source education, such as what we saw in Taiwan: civic tech schools without walls and table games! We hope these examples can inspire the participants to imagine how to design and establish open source education in their communities or area.바카라사이트

As a result, in addition to inviting Mr. Weng to introduce the publication, we will also invite Ms Isabel Hou, chair of g0v jothon and legal consultant of g0v’s Sch001 to introduce how g0v’s Sch001 has been providing open source educations to high school students and citizens since 2019. Civic tech communities will work with teachers and students, and guide them to apply what they learn from g0v’s Sch001 to create their own civic tech projects.

Let’s play Open Starter Village table game together!

Secondly, we will invite Open Culture Foundation (OCF) to introduce their Open StarTer Village table game, which is a game that they developed with FNF Global Innovation Hub together this year. The game aims to enable people to learn open source, open data, and open government in a fun way. Moreover, we will invite the audience to play the game together after all the presentations and discussion session! Audience will be distributed in groups, and OCF and FNF staff will help to guide everyone to play the game. We hope that this trial will help to make the learning of open source interesting, and we hope to have your feedback to bring more inspiration to this game!온라인카지노

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