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Free / Open Source Software as a Commons, Paris October 1, Open World Forum

Main Conference - Free/Open Source Software as a Commons

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October 1, 2010, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM - Register >

Free and open source software is one of the preeminent digital examples of the commons, a paradigm for generating economic and social value outside of the market. Although the commons is often regarded as an archaic, inefficient mode of managing resources, FOSS and countless other digital communities (Craigslist, Wikipedia, Flickr, Jamendo, etc.) are demonstrating that decentralized cooperation can be highly productive and innovative.


09.00-10.30

OPEN WORLD FORUM KEYNOTES

10.30-11.00

Pause and networking


Free / Open Source Software as a Commons

11.00-12.30

Moderator:

- David Bollier, moderator, Co-editor, Onthecommons.org, and author Viral Spiral (USA)

Panelists:

- Beatriz Busaniche, Member of Vía Libre Foundation and Professor, National University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)

- Michel Bauwens, Founder, P2P Foundation (Thailand)

- John Wilbanks, Vice President for Science at Creative Commons (USA)

- Jean-Claude Guédon, Professor, Université de Montréal (Canada)

12.30-14.00

Cocktail-Lunch and networking

MODERATORS

David Bollier
David Bollier
Co-editor, Onthecommons.org, and author Viral Spiral (USA)

SPEAKERS

Michel Bauwens
Michel Bauwens
Founder, P2P Foundation (Thailand)
Beatriz Busaniche
Beatriz Busaniche
Member of Vía Libre Foundation and Professor, National University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Jean-Claude Guedon
Jean-Claude Guedon
Professor, University of Montreal (Canada)
John Wilbanks
John Wilbanks
Vice President for Science at Creative Commons (USA)

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