This episode of The Negotiation is part one of a two-part conversation with Kevin Xu. Kevin has quite a unique background, having acquired his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Brown University, before studying both Law and Computer Science at Stanford. He then spent a couple of years at the White House in the Obama administration before becoming an entrepreneur in e-commerce and then design strategy. He then became very interested in open source projects, something he invests his money in to this day, and is the Founder and Author of Interconnected.blog, a publication that analyzes businesses and trends from the lens of builders, operators, investors and regulators, and how they are all interconnected globally. Did I mention that every post is bilingual, both in English and Mandarin? And for good measure, he also happens to podcast as well. Now you see why this is two podcasts and not one. We talk about open source and China’s sentiments on it as well as the investing landscape around it. We close out part 1 by discussing whether Kevin thinks platforms like FB and Twitter should be moderating political ads. Enjoy.