Much of the book is going to be created at a face-to-face Book Sprint in Marseille Nov 2-6; some info about that and the theme/title generally at http://costoffreedom.cc/
We’re also asking people like yourself who have been fighting in the trenches of various free knowledge movements (culture, software, science, etc.) to contribute brief essays for inclusion in the book. One form an essay might take is a paragraph on each of:
An issue you’ve faced that was challenging to you in your free
knowledge work, through the lens on “cost”; perhaps a career or time
opportunity cost, or the cost of dealing with unwelcoming or worse
participants, or the cost of “peeling off layer upon layer the
How you addressed this challenge, or perhaps have yet to do so
Advice to someone starting out in free knowledge; perhaps along the
lines of had you understood the costs, what would you have done
But feel free to be maximally creative within the theme. We don’t have a minimum or a maximum required length for contributed essays, but especially do not be shy about concision or form. If all we get is haiku that might be a problem, or there might be a message in that of some sort.
Other details: The book will be PUBLISHED on Nov 6. We need your contribution no later than Nov 5 at 11:00 UTC (Paris: noon; New York: 6AM; Tokyo: 9PM) to be included. The book will be released under CC0; giving up the “right” to sue anyone for any use whatsoever of your contribution is a cost of entry…or one of those proprietary layers to be peeled back. Send contributions to [email protected]
Feel free to share this with other people who you know have something to say on this topic. We’re especially looking for voices underrepresented in free knowledge movements.
p.s. Please spread the word about #freebassel even if you can’t contribute to the book!