Occupy Vancouver and Open Source
November 17th, 2011 | D.I.Y., Open Source, collaboration, community, network, occupy, opensource, ubuntu, unconference, Vancouver
I finally managed to stop by Occupy Vancouver the other day and even though the weather is terrible and cold, it still feels like a community down there. I haven’t been able to spend as much time as I had hoped, but I really love knowing that there is a village in the heart of the city that I live in. What I’d really like to see is the city offer to pack up that dangerous art/fountain and put it away for now, and instead build a proper area for fire-pits–maybe roast a pig or two. It’s cold there! I really liked this description of Vancouver’s occupy movement by Steve Anderson:
The other day I decided to visit the site of “Occupy Vancouver.” I found a network of service tents scattered among open spaces, filled with people engaging in what seemed like unending conversations about politics, democracy and the future. An ethos of sharing and collaborating pervaded the space.