Linked by David Adams on Wed 5th May 2010 16:29 UTC, submitted by Michelle Sagan Goncalves
Legal The Journal of Information Technology and Politics will host JITP 2010: Politics of Open Source on May 6 & 7, 2010 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The conference will also stream live via the conference website. The Politics of Open Source is an interdisciplinary conference that examines the politics associated with the Free/Libre and Open Source Software Movement. The conference features two keynote lectures. The first is by Eric von Hippel, Professor and Head of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School. Dr. Von Hippel's keynote, "Democratizing Innovation" will discuss the development and impact of democratized innovation systems.
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I can see trouble already
by JoeBuck on Wed 5th May 2010 21:22 UTC
JoeBuck
Member since:
2006-01-11

The Free Software Foundation will certainly claim that, just by calling it "The Politics of Open Source", sides have been taken, since whether "Open Source" or "Free Software" is chosen as the term has political implications.

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RE: I can see trouble already
by CapEnt on Wed 5th May 2010 23:07 in reply to "I can see trouble already"
CapEnt Member since:
2005-12-18

Not really. The FSF knows that Open Source is a broad term that encompass Free Software too. Under this context, this is just the main topic of the conference, not the JITP taking sides.

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strcpy Member since:
2009-05-20

Not really. The FSF knows that Open Source is a broad term that encompass Free Software too. Under this context, this is just the main topic of the conference, not the JITP taking sides.


Of course they have already managed to associate politics with open source, and also managed to spread that ridiculous "Libre software" concept to the general public. Wait for some ridiculous sociologist studies soon claiming some nonsense about a "revolutionary libre movement" and "crowdsourcing" and whatever crap.

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