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The Open Source Imperative was presented by the OWS Earth Summit WG to the United Nations as a participating group in the Rio+20 conference in Brazil. The OSI is a top level document defining key ways open source culture, innovation and technology can be socially, economically and environmentally transformative.

Learn more: The Open Source Imperative

The OSI is partially inspired by ‘Coalition of the Willing’ a collaborative animated film and web-based event about an online war against global warming in a ‘post Copenhagen’ world.

The film offers a response to the major problem of our time: how to galvanize and enlist the global publics in the fight against global warming. This optimistic and principled film explores how we could use new Internet technologies to leverage the powers of activists, experts, and ordinary citizens in collaborative ventures to combat climate change. Through analyses of swarm activity and social revolution, ‘Coalition of the Willing’ makes a compelling case for the new online activism and explains how to hand the fight against global warming to the people.

View video: Coalition of the Willing