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In March, Taiwan's parliament ignited a firestorm that led to an occupation of the country's parliament and a national discussion on free trade, social equity, and the democratic process. Throughout this occupation, Taiwan's civic hacker and government transparency community used hack pads, "livestreams", wireless networks, and their networked resources to ensure that the public was informed.

For this night, clkao will tell us about his passion for openness that led from software development to open government advocacy.

clkao ( (Chia-liang Kao) has been an active open source software developer since 2000. He is best known for creating SVK, a distributed version control system based on Subversion. He co-founded the initiative in 2012. is an online community that advocates information transparency, focusing on developing tools for improving citizen participation.

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