Interoperability is one of the original design principles underpinning the internet, allowing the internet to grow to its current size. But what kind of interoperability would serve as a solution to the problems of today’s internet? Discussions around interoperability often focus on what we call ‘competitive interoperability’. It’s necessary that we shift our perspective, from a single platform to an ecosystem view. Public policies should actively co-create other ecosystems and the new economy.
On 22 March at 15:00 CET, Sophie Bloemen (Commons Network) and Alek Tarkowski (Open Future) discussed this in a conversation with Amandine Le Pape (COO and co-founder of Element, co-founder and guardian of the Matrix Foundation) and Ian Brown (visiting CyberBRICS Professor at FGV Law School) while presenting the findings of the report Generative Interoperability: Building Public and Civic Spaces Online.