I am honored to be chosen by the Nordic ministers of culture to be one of thirteen experts in a new Nordic think tank. The think tank will take a closer look at the tech giants’ influence on democracy in the Nordic Region and come up with proposals for solutions.

The think tank will carry out the work over the course of the next 12 months, and will result in a presentation of its recommendations in the first half of 2023. 

So all thoughts and comments are welcome!

@aral @bacha thank you for the links. I'll take a look when we start working. I've followed your work before, during my time as Special Counsel for the protection of democratic dialogue for the Swedish Government. Our work can be found at . I'll also continue to being to light what comes out of the think tank here, as work progresses.

@carl I really hope you're taking your opsec seriously. These are some powerful opponents. All the best and thanks for fighting the good fight!

@carl I don't have any concrete thoughts on the matter, but very interesting to hear what comes out of this initiative! ✌️😏

@carl Congratulations to the think tank!

I'm obviously biased, but I think it would be greatly beneficial for the region if more of the local software development adapted principles from the Standard for Public Code. If all public organizations in the region collaborated better, it would be easier to take alternative paths and escape some of that influence.

@carl I would love to tell you about our project to challenge the grip a few companies have on software in #AEC (#architecture, #engineering & #construction ). Maybe take a quick look at our website to get a quick impression of what our project is about.

@osarch I'll take you up on that offer! Let's get back to this as the work progresses after the summer, when I'm in a research phase. :)

@carl great initiative. I just hope that it will produce some good and relevant initiatives.

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