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French Presidency report: Digital Commons are key to Europe’s digital sovereignty

July 7, 2022 by: Paul Keller
This new report "Towards a sovereign digital infrastructure of Commons" published by the French Council presidency makes a powerful argument for putting digital commons at the heart of efforts to build sovereign digital infrastructures.

The Paradox of the State and the Commons

July 13, 2022 by: Open Future
For our ninth Open Future Session, we invited Sébastien Shulz, co-founder of the Collectif pour une société des Communs and coordinator of the working group on politics of the digital commons at CNRS, to learn more about the role that public bodies can play in supporting the digital commons.

Developing, maintaining and caring for new structures

June 22, 2022 by: Open Future
For our eighth Open Future Session, we invited Julia Kloiber, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Superrr Lab, to learn more about how the feminist perspective can enrich thinking about openness.

Digital commons are a pillar of European digital sovereignty

June 21, 2022 by: Paul Keller
We have teamed up with a number of organizations working on building Digital Commons and published an op-ed encouraging French and European policy makers to put Digital Commons at the center of the EU’s digital strategy. 

A first look at the European health data space proposal

June 17, 2022 by: Francesco Vogelezang
Analysis of the EHDS proposal, which includes B2G data sharing rules for electronic health data. These might lead to legal uncertainty due to the lack of coordination with the B2G provisions included in the Data Act.

A community-based approach for high-value datasets

June 13, 2022 by: Francesco Vogelezang
The Indian approach to data governance provides a framework that helps maximize the collective benefits stemming from data access and reuse in the public interest. In the EU, it could be applied to data intermediaries and data cooperatives, providing an approach to collective governance of data rights while avoiding the recentralization of market power.

Meet Zuzanna Warso, the new Director of Research

June 9, 2022 by: Open Future
Zuzanna Warso is the Director of Research at Open Future. In this role, she will manage all the research activities, including further developing our research agenda and our fellowship program.

Adam Harvey on CC licensing of AI training datasets

May 31, 2022 by: Open Future
An essay from Adam Harvey on CC licensing of AI training datasets building on the research we have commissioned from him as part of the AI_Commons initiative.

Open Climate: an opportunity for the Open Movement to reimagine itself

May 12, 2022 by: Open Future
For the 7th Open Future session, we invited the convenors of the Open Climate community to discuss how working on climate and sustainability issues is also a chance for the open movement to reimagine itself.

Data Act impact assessment fails to grasp societal value of data

April 28, 2022 by: Alek Tarkowski
Alek finds that the impact of the proposed Data Act was assessed based solely on economic cost-benefit analysis. Important provisions on Business-to-Government (B2G) data sharing were evaluated without any methods for assessing societal value.

Live from Luxembourg

April 25, 2022 by: Paul Keller
Last week the Court of Justice of the European Union finally decided to embrace the possibilities offered by the Internet and to start streaming hearings and judgements. Paul argues that this is an important step towards more openness and transparency of Europe's highest court.