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SUNDAY May 9
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.


MONDAY May 10
Morning (8:30 am - 12:30 pm)
Business models
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 technology.

Afternoon (2:00 pm - 5:30 pm)
Technology issues
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 useable?

Evening
Reception (5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)
Keynote address by Red Hat co-founder Bob Young (7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)


TUESDAY May 11
Morning (8:30 am - 12:30 am): Workshops
Health and Medicine
Education and Public Knowledge: Open Access, Open Content
These are parallel sessions.

Afternoon
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 audience members.
Closing keynote by Prof Steve Mann (4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)