Open Source // Open Society


{A commons-based future}

Billy Meinke / @billymeinke

University of Hawaii at Manoa



when we nurture the commons together

{we all win}


{we are making headway}

What does your
{commons-based future}
look like?

close your eyes

{this is an exercise}



{education} is opening

we are making education a reality for everyone, everywhere

{culture} is opening

we are breathing new life into history

{science} is opening

we are inviting discovery like never before

{government} is opening

we are collectively building better government

{please join us}

in nurturing the commons


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Attributions (1/2)

  • "Lessig portrait" by Joi Ito. Cropped by Notwist. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons. 
  • "GNU and Stallman 2012" by  Habib M’henni / Wikimedia Commons - Own work . Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
  • "I'd love to change the world... but they won't give me the source code" by DOeS Liverpool / Flickr. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.
  • Gif of woman putting e-reader on shelf used fairly. Creator unknown.
  • "Copyright term" by Tom Bell / Wikimedia Commons - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Attributions (2/2)

  • Image from "State of the Commons" report by Creative Commons. Licensed CC BY 4.0.
  • "Pigeons Flying" gif by Keith Edkins. Based on drawings by Eadweard Muybridge in the Public Domain.
  • Sending my “love!” gif by various creators at #OKfest2014 – Source: Practical Medical Anatomy
  • Snowflake gif by Jessica Pyburn. Based on material from Smithsonian Institution.
  • Map overlay of Boston gif by Jason Varone, Gif It Up contest
  • Source: US Government Printing Office
  • "Tim Berners Lee 2012" by Rorycellan. CC BY-SA 3.0.
  • Hibiscus icon by Nithin Viswanathan from the Noun Project. CC BY 3.0