It was passed by the Icelandic parliament last night.
You know, I’m kind of amazed. I thought there would be a lot more wrangling and haggling over this, as is the general style of the Independence and Progressive parties, who often just seem to like to haggle for the sake of it.
It will be Very Interesting to see how this progresses, and what it will actually mean in practice. According to Birgitta Jónsdóttir from The Movement, it will take about a year for the laws to be fully implemented, and work is already underway at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. The Ministry is apparently obliged to inform parliament at three-month intervals about how that is progressing.
Finally, here are two interviews again that I took with Julian Assange from WikiLeaks and Birgitta Jónsdóttir back in February, when IMMI was preparing to launch the initiative.