For over twenty years, the open movement has strived for a more democratic digital future. It has been a driving force behind numerous initiatives contributing to the democratization of knowledge, information, and culture. However, in today’s highly concentrated digital environment, openness serves as both a challenge to concentrations of power and its enabler – this is the Paradox of Open.
Through our work with a wide range of organizations and open movement activists, we are defining actionable strategies for the movement that address the challenges posed by the Paradox of Open.
Our work in this area is guided by the goal of preserving the achievements of the last two decades while leveraging the benefits of Digital Commons.