Monthly Archives: February 2010

How can Drumbeat help StopBadware.org?

StopBadware is on a mission to eliminate viruses, spyware, and other nasty software that threatens the web’s openness, health, and overall future. And build a world where “people are the masters of their own machines.”

The project started at Harvard University‚Äôs Berkman Center for Internet & Society under the direction of Berkman faculty co-directors Prof. Jonathan Zittrain and Prof. John Palfrey. Drumbeat is looking at ways to help them on a specific project to collect real-life stories about Internet users’ badware experiences, as project leader Max Weinstein explained in this week’s Drumbeat open community call.

Max’s slides:

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And here’s the audio excerpt that goes along with them:

Stop Badware — Drumbeat Community Call — 2010-02-08

We’d love to turn this raw material into a more polished blog post that helps explain the project and ways to get involved, and include it in the upcoming Drumbeat web site launch. Please let me know if you’re interested in taking that on.

What can Drumbeat learn from Cambrian House?

The crowdsourcing and community-building experts from Cambrian House made a fascinating presentation in this week’s Drumbeat open community call. Cambrian House created an entrepeneurial software crowdsourcing community with over 50,000 members, generating over 7,000 ideas for web software projects. There’s obviously a lot Drumbeat can learn from their success.

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Here’s an audio recording excerpt from today’s call:
Cambrian House — Drumbeat Community Call — 2010-02-08

We’d love to turn this raw material into a proper blog post — comment here or get in touch if you’re interested in helping out with that.