Suw has drafted me in to facilitate an evening of discussion about digital rights and ORG. Apparently there’ll be networking and wine too!
ORG is the Open Rights Group, the outcome of a long conversation that culminated with Danny O’Brien from the EFF starting a pledge drive for an EFF-like organisation in the UK on PledgeBank thusly:
“I will create a standing order of 5 pounds per month to support an organisation that will campaign for digital rights in the UK but only if 1000 other people will too.”
The evening will begin with a short presentation by special guest speaker Jonathan Zittrain, Chair in Internet Governance and Regulation at Oxford University and then we’ll get chatting in an open space style. So though I have ideas about how best to capture what needs to be captured for those people who believe you have to capture something, I’m tending towards letting the group of 100 incredibly bright people decide for themselves what gets captured.
We’ll be at 01ZeroOne in Soho (corner of Peter St & Hopkins St) on Tuesday 29th November from 6pm to 9pm. Numbers are strictly limited, so if you’d like to be one of the coolest 100 people talking about digital rights in London on that particular night, you should reserve a place by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Incidentally, the above pledge still requires another 45 signatures to reach the magic 1,000 “other people” so if you believe this is a good thing and are willing to part with a fiver a month to make it a reality, you know what to do.