The working program at Hadopi labs has now started. A first draft of the working groups has been presented to the members of the college, and work is going on. The program will be published soon, albeit in french.
This is for the official side of Hadopi. Now, there is still a lot of reluctance for many people to participate officially in the labs, for various reason : ideological (Hadopi is the enemy to be killed), practical (people must register), efficiency (it is useless procedure). As I mentioned in my previous post, there is a strong difference between the fast reactivity of the community outside Hadopi, and the slowness of the internal processes.
Therefore, my friend Bruno and I have set-up a parallel system, the 1x4x.
How does this work ?
It is inspired by mystarbuck and Dell Ideastrom, two famous early e-voting system.
Anyone who wants to contribute may go on the pool site, and propose an idea. The registration process is easy by design. And people can not only propose an idea, but also vote on other people’s idea.
The expert will regularly watch the ideas, extract the interesting ones, and introduce them into their own work. It may happen that an idea is cross labs, therefore leading to a cross lab projects.
We hope that, with this system more neutral than direct participation, the community, including strong opponents, will be able to express itself in a more simple manner and its voice will be included in the labs work.
The pool is now open, you may participate !