Track: Meshed Society and Freedom to Innovate

Theme: THINK

Room: GNU (2.01)

On: Oct 4, 2013, from 11:00 to 13:00

Track leader(s): Simon Phipps (Meshed Insights) / Alexandra Combes (Ultimate Circle) / Karsten Gerloff (President, FSFE) / François Pellegrini (Aquinetic) / Charles-Henri Schulz (Mandriva Conectiva) / Graham Taylor (OpenForum Europe)

Innovation, Open Source and Open Standards vs Copyright and Patent systems Emerging: Open Data as ultimate economical and political model The industrial revolution was perfected in the 20th century. By establishing businesses at the natural focal points of the marketplace – manufacture, distribution, communication, finance – huge profits became available by controlling those focal points. Legislation regulated the acquisition of those control points with tools like copyrights and patents, and legislative processes engaged the winners and losers of the battles to control them. But in the 21st century, the internet is incrementally eliminating the control-point-based economy with a meshed, peer economy, where every citizen can be a creator, consumer, aggregator or repurposer. This track considers how the freedom to innovate in the modern, meshed society is being threatened by the legacy tools that regulated the control-point society and what steps we can take to freshly create the freedom to innovate.

Talks


11:00 - Meshed Society and Freedom to Innovate

Duration: 120 minutes

Speakers: Simon Phipps (Meshed Insights) / Alexandra Combes (Ultimate Circle) / Karsten Gerloff (President, FSFE) / François Pellegrini (Aquinetic) / Charles-Henri Schulz (Mandriva Conectiva) / Graham Taylor (OpenForum Europe)

The track will start with a 45 minutes dialogue exploring the reasons why the freedom to innovate is threatened and the approaches to protecting and refreshing it – open source, open standards, open data.

The track will continue with a panel of speakers providing each 25 minutes talks on respectively:

  • lockdown of software and hardware, a barrier to innovation
  • open source, the way forward to autonomous communities
  • open standards against lock-in for ICT systems
  • open data towards an new, open society

It will conclude with a Q & A session on practical next steps.


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