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intro’d to John via the cfasummit 2014 – open data et al:

keynote: John Lilly

communication advance are what make the rest possible

architechture is politics – Mitch Kapor – the structure says what you can/can’t do.

architecture as participation is key to how we communicate – defines our communities

the power of architecture – you can be invisible in public (paraphrase)

chaordic ness allows for participation.

images ruling the public discourse.

the obvious conclusion – architects matter.

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John Lilly (born 1971) is an American-born venture capitalist and currently serves on the board of directors of the Open Source Applications Foundation and Code for America. He earned a B.S. and M.S. in computer science from Stanford University and is the (co)-inventor on seven US patents.

Lilly was the Chief executive officer of the Mozilla Corporation from 2008–2010. The corporation, a subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation, coordinates development of open source Mozilla Internet applications, including the Firefox web browser. Lilly, previously Mozilla’s Chief operating officer, succeeded Mitchell Baker as CEO in January 2008.

In May 2010 Lilly announced he would step down as CEO. Lilly was succeeded by Gary Kovacs on November 8, 2010. Until March 2014 he was part of Mozilla board of directors.