Hacker, Activist, Organizer & Member, Agaric
Micky Metts – a member of Agaric, a worker-owned tech and web development cooperative. I am known as FreeScholar, an Activist Hacker – Industry Organizer – Public Speaker – Connector – Advisor and Visionary. I act as a liaison between the Solidarity Economy Network (SEN) and The United States Federation of Worker Cooperatives (USFWC), with an intention to bring communities together.
I am a member of MayFirst.org, Platform Cooperativism Consortium, Free Software Foundation and Drupal.org, a community based on free software.
I grew up in Weston, CT and now live in Boston, MA with my long-time partner John M. Crisman.
Open source apps are the holy grail for increased efficiency and collaboration but are less useful if they do not talk to each other. The open app ecosystem is a concept in which all apps are interoperable (meaning they can talk to each other), which has the potential to radically enhance productivity.
This session, aimed at software developers, will explore the various platforms and groups working on interoperable apps and projects with the objective of encouraging greater collaboration and standardisation within open source software development.