Got ideas for improving on the old the ‘series of tubes’ we call the Internet? If your idea meets the following criteria, students from Harvard and Stanford might actually implement it:

  • Does the solution meaningfully contribute to building a better Internet?
  • Does it enhance openness, accessibility, security, or something else of value to the public?
  • Does the solution effectively respond to a particular problem or need?
  • What, realistically, will the project change about the Internet? How significant will the change be?
  • Does the proposal account for realistic challenges and constraints?

From the press release:

“The Berkman Center and Stanford Law School are pleased to announce a new initiative in which we invite the world to submit their ‘Ideas for a Better Internet.’ We are seeking out brief proposals from anyone with ideas as to how to improve the Internet. Students at Harvard and Stanford will work through early next year to implement the ideas selected. Interested parties should submit their ideas at by Friday, April 15. Please spread the word far and wide, and follow us on Twitter at @Ideas4BetterNet

h/t to Politico’s Morning Tech