Thursday, October 29, 2009

re:FLOSS Tonight Upgrade! NY: Free as in What? streaming/chat 7-9PM

October 29: Upgrade! NY: Free as in What?
Broadcast from Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st St., NYC
Cost: Free

What do we mean by ‘freedom’? Should Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) necessarily be powered by radical politics of ownership and collaboration? Or is the latching of “Free Software” ideological baggage limiting the full transformative power of “Open Source”. How are these questions informed by licenses? Are some licenses more open than others? More ethical than others? This emotional debate has been in the heart of FLOSS from its early days and has created camps and animosities within the community. Upgrade! NY continues its program series on open source as it relates to activism and creative practice. Join us for a discussion and debate on what constitutes freedom within the Open Source and Free Culture movements. We will examine the strong ideological differences through a provocative panel discussion with Gabriella Coleman and Zachary Lieberman. Live streaming and live chat will be available during the panel discussion.

The Tennessee Node of Upgrade! is hosted by our friends up at APSU. Ask Phillip, Adam, or Jessica how to get involved.

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