David Bollier by Joi Ito

We’re excited to announce that Radio National’s Future Tense program this week will be featuring an interview with commons activist and policy strategist David Bollier.

Those familiar with public discussion surrounding the commons have probably heard of David Bollier. He’s an independent strategist, consultant and journalist who is one of the leading public thinkers on the issue of reclaiming the commons. In January he published a book, Viral Spiral: How the Commoners Built a Digital Republic of Their Own (under a CC Attribution-Noncommercial licence), which chronicles the history of free and open-source software, Creative Commons and the broader “free culture” movement.

If you’re in Australia, tune in to Radio National at 8:30am tomorrow to catch the edited interview live. Or you can hear it internationally on Radio National’s live stream, or as a podcast from the Future Tense site.

But most excitingly, the full interview (without edits) will be released on CC Attribution licence, free for dissemination and remixing. I’d love to hear David’s thoughts on free culture to a disco beat.