X-Lab Celebrates One Year Anniversary as it Spins Out to Independent Tech Tank

Dear Friends,

After launching a number of groundbreaking initiatives over the last year, X-Lab will celebrate its first anniversary by spinning out as an independent tech tank starting in April.

We will be housed at the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that supports a diverse array of technology, conservation, education, global health, and other philanthropic initiatives. We’re excited to continue X-Lab’s work of empowering tinkerers and the digital craftsmen and women of tomorrow in the development human-centric, rights-preserving innovations as an independent tech tank.

Check out the press release for more details.
 

In just its first year, X-Lab has kicked off several programs including Commotion Labs, the Civil Liberties Coalition, the Circumvention Tech Audit Lab, the PrivWare Lab, and a participatory democracy platform called Nobis, being built in collaboration with DemocracyOS and Loomio. I look forward to these projects joining earlier successes like the Commotion Wireless Project, Measurement Lab, and the Open Internet Tools Project.

Even though X-Lab will have a new home, what won't change is our committment to bold policy proposals and innovative, rights-centered tech development. We're looking forward to another year of preserving and expanding an open and free internet, whether through policy advocacy, innovative business models, or novel technology development I look forward to working with many of you on this new stage of our journey.

Sincerely,
Sascha Meinrath
Director, X-Lab
Founder, Open Technology Institute

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