Pirates, me and Mozilla

April 20, 2010
By Bogomil Shopov
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This weekend from April 16 to 18 delegates of Pirate Parties from 22 countries gathered in Brussels to create the Pirate Parties International (PPI). The aim of the PPI is to strengthen the bonds between the national parties and coordinate the international cooperation of the pirate movement.

Pirate Parties International exists to help establish, to support and promote, and to maintain communication and co-operation between pirate parties around the world. Pirate Parties International is not a political or authoritative entity.

The two Co-Chairmen of the PPI board will be Gregory Engels from Germany and Jerry Weyer from Luxembourg. Nicolas Sahlqvist from Sweden was elected Treasurer and Joachim Mönch from Germany is the new Chief Administrative Officer of the PPI. The board is completed with Bogomil Shopov from Bulgaria, Jakub Michalek from the Czech Republic and Aleksander Blagojevic from Serbia.

PPI Board (I am the ugly guy with Mozilla t-shirt :))
Picture from here

Happiness
Why am I happy? There is a strong idea for Open Web and openness I am taking part of, called Mozilla and there is a political movement that stands for the same things. One of my first tasks will be to introduce the Mozilla Drumbeat idea to the PPI Board and to find a way to participate.

I think both ideas – OpenWeb and Pirate Principles are the future of Web.

Arrr !

Founding members of the PPI were Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands and United Kingdom.

A PDF version of the statutes of the Pirate Parties International can be found here.

Bogomil Shopov

I care about privacy, ethical design, and freedom in many aspects. I spend 20+ years working as a web developer and architect, analyst, manager, and product owner/manager in different environments, several countries, and multiple software industries like Healthcare and Hospitality. I wore many hats, and I use the knowledge gathered to optimize the flow of value across complex systems.

5 Comments

  • K

    April 20, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Sweden?

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    • Bogo

      April 21, 2010 at 12:00 am

      What about them?

      Reply
  • Varun Mittal

    April 21, 2010 at 4:48 am

    What about BRIC countries…I mean brazil, Russia, India , chine…I believe they have lot of people capable of contributing to this group ….

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  • plagosus

    April 21, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Congratz! ;)

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    • Bogo

      April 22, 2010 at 11:03 am

      Hvala Branko :)

      Reply

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