Morning (9:30 am - 12:30 pm)|
Free and Open Source software as a social movement
A panel of speakers will introduce and discuss the history and key ideas and challenges of Open
Source and Free Software movements from an international perspective.
Afternoon (2:00 pm - 6:00 pm)
The Law and Politics of Open Source
This session will deal with a wide range of issues, including
copyright and other intellectual property issues, contract issues in
the development and sharing of software, regulatory issues of
facilitating competition in the market for computer software, the
adoption of Open Source computing systems by government, and the
connection of these movements to principles of freedom of speech,
citizen empowerment, and democracy domestically and internationally.
Morning (8:30 am - 12:30 pm)|
This session will include perspectives from a provider of Open Source
technology and services, a software firm acquiring Open Source development
companies, and consultants to large corporations and to small business and
non-profit organizations who are making increasing use of Open Source
Afternoon (2:00 pm - 5:30 pm)
How do Open Source and proprietary software development models differ? How are Open Source projects
organized and managed? Is Open Source software more reliable? more secure? more customizable? less
Reception (5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)
Keynote address by Red Hat co-founder Bob Young (7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
Morning (8:30 am - 12:30 am): Workshops|
Health and Medicine
Education and Public Knowledge: Open Access, Open Content
These are parallel sessions.
Closing panel (2:00 pm - 3:30 pm)
A number of participants, observers, and analysts of open source and
free software will identify and reflect on key insights and open
issues from the conference. Where can we and should we go from here?
Ideas will emerge and be debated via a discussion among panelists and
Closing keynote by Prof Steve Mann (4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)