Apr11,2012

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Agenda[edit]

  • ASC VII
  • Ideas Worth Funding
  • CIRA governance changes
  • E-book publishing market (and US DOJ lawsuit)
  • Modern pre-emption style homesteading? (discontinued in 1970s)
  • Physibles/Open Source hardware for renewable energy. (Eg 3d printed pelton wheel, hydrogen generation systems)
  • Finding the angle in negotiations (psychologically leveraging emotion)
  • VI Makerfaire
  • Biospace
  • Neil Young's mp3
  • Phonegap
  • Open house

Minutes[edit]

Ernie, Adam, Lorne, Murray, Stu, Nancy, Chris, Kevin, Rob, Aaron, Megan (skype), Vanessa, Fergus

  • CIRA's proposed governance changes
  • This page is confusing!
  • Kevin's take
  • CIRA should be democratically driven!
  • The public should always have a role
  • It's our internet
  • Freedom is chosen not imposed
  • Why the increased concentration in power?
  • What's wrong with the way things are done now? Why not just meet the new non-profit act instead of being used opportunistically?
  • Ivory tower
  • DOJ ebook settlement
  • http://friesenpress.com/home Friesen Press] local publishing company
  • Kevin's AdvancedPHP second book was cancelled mid-writing because they refused to remove DRM
  • Disability support services don't work with DRM
  • Kris suggesting someone create a site that publishes only non-DRM books (pirate parties, reddit etc would support)
  • No starch press
  • Academics choose books to read based on quality of publisher... MIT press books always read first over Basic books publishing as the quality level is guaranteed higher
  • At the academic level won't take things that are "open access", it's seen as 4th class in a 2 class world
  • Stigma against self-publishing
  • Convince the American government to apply the Sherman act
  • We were hopeful the ebook revolution would have resolved these issues in the physical book world
  • Issues around the no-DRM book club (self-published, small and medium)
    • Stigma around editing level with self-publishing (lack of quality control)
      • Standardize
      • Editorial board need (staffing!)
      • A rating system
    • Is the talent going to buy into it
    • Lack of access to DRM hardware (Kindle)
    • Legal backing publishers provide
    • Issue getting into Chapters (physical/print book space) - Channel distribution
    • Small to medium market share
    • Consumers knowing about the issue
  • W J Gilmore (involved in Kevin's book)
  • Self-esteem prophecies sold + 10k
  • Apress you can buy non-DRM books here, including Kevin's
  • Next gen fiction based publishing is possible - Chris P
  • Are authors looking for prestige, or cash. Each of the things above force you to choose one or the other.
  • Gatekeeper and Gatekeeping
  • ebooks are the big mac of publishing - Rob Wipond
  • Novels are more of the market than technical manuals
  • Prior to 1970 you could stake out a piece of land and build yourself a ~30 acre homestead
  • Apply to the province for a pre-emption claim
  • Why did they get rid of pre-emption?
  • Preemption and homestead guide
  • PDF: Homesteading and Property Rights; Or, "How the West Was Really Won"
  • Most of the province is unused crown land
  • Can we do this?
  • Search Hansard from the Land Act
  • Does the public understand public land vs crown (private property that belongs to the queen) land?
  • Queen -> Governor General -> Lt. General -> Legislature
  • Why did the top 1/2 of Vancouver island fail with homesteading? (Scandanavians?)
  • Lock in + Growth in Employment negotiations
  • Jiro: Dreams of sushi
  • Stiring it up
  • Deming Management Method
  • Dan Pink's TED talk on there's more to money than compensation
  • Neil Young hates mp3s
  • Intellectual vs Kind
  • "I'm kind" - Ernie



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