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Intelektikos sekcijos seminaras

Pranešėjas: 	George Dafermos (Graikija)
Tema: 	„Atviro kodavimo inovacija:
	gairės kelyje į visuomeniškai atsakingą
	tvarų ekonominį ir technologinį augimą“
  ["Open Coding Innovation: A Roadmap to socially - responsible,
    sustainable economic and technological growth"]
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Anotacija ir kita papildoma informacija - šio laiško pabaigoje.

Maloniai kviečiame dalyvauti !

                                 LIKS IS

George Dafermos - Greece (Heraklion, Crete)

"Open Coding Innovation: A Roadmap to socially -responsible,
sustainable economic and technological growth"


for the presentation slides I used during a similarly
entitled presentation I delivered at the 2003 OSCOM
conference at Harvard Law School, US., and at the 2nd Chaos
Communication Camp in Berlin, Germany. I do not intend to
use the exact same slides, since i have remarkably updated
the presentation, however, it should be indicative of my
research orientation.

In a time where economic and social prosperity are dependent
upon societyís capacity to deliver, commercialise and
fairly distribute the fruits of innovation, the imbalance
between the pace of technical change and institutional
innovation poses an obstacle that ought to be overcome if we
are not to feel endangered by a world dreadfully out of
control, in which technology is increasingly pervading our

Furthermore, evidence of widespread financial engineering
malpractices and mounting dissatisfaction with the free
market capitalist system have spread as a media virus
overwhelming global financial markets and asking for a major
restructuring in corporate governance. As a result, in the
face of a global, networked economy where commercial
exploitation of scientific knowledge gives rise to products
and services which have a far-reaching social and
environmental impact, such as in the case of genetically
modified food and ëzero-emissioní cars; the need
to enforce upon companies obligations to communities is

To ease these tensions, a dramatically different approach
towards social and economic organisation has to be enforced.
For that approach to flourish, technological progress should
not be viewed as an end in itself but as a means to tackle
real human needs and societal concerns. But apart from a
shift in common perceptions as to what better promotes
social and technological growth, a novel form of licensing
technological artefacts has to be put in place for the
surrounding community to be empowered to act as and when

This license should be underlined by a dual character:
first, to provide the guidelines for the structural
organisation and management and most importantly, to
incorporate clauses (that can be legally enforceable and
initiated by the community) related to digital freedom,
human rights and environmental sustainability. For all its
advantages that we all celebrate, the GNU GPL is solely
concerned with digital freedom while dismissing the
requirements for human rights and environmental
sustainability. This presentation will address this chasm
and will propose solutions in order to cross the chasm.

In the organisation side, the most prominent example of such
community ñ centred organisation of distributed
intelligence takes shape in the sphere of Libre Software
development, most cited 'success' of which is the Linux OS,
the brainchild of Net-savvy software developers sharing the
hacker ideology ñ a digital artifact emanating from
the Internet ñ enabled collaborative endeavour of
thousands of volunteers under no central planning. On these
premises, Libre Software communities and development models
hold lessons that extend well beyond the limited realm of
software engineering, and replication of a robust framework
might lead to invaluable advance regarding deploying network
resources to enhance the efficiency of distributed
development practices and trigger radical innovation whilst
extending its reach to include human rights, community -
accountability and environmental sustainability.

This presentation delves into the Linux development model
with respect to its management and organisational aspects,
contrasts it to proprietary development models, analyses why
going 'open source' is a rational business strategy and
explains how to actually set such an 'open, collaborative
community-managed strategy' into motion, and further
elaborates on a wide spectrum of industries and areas where
such a development model is most likely to become prevalent
in the years to come. It also introduces the implications
inherent in the licensing of technological products with
respect to human rights, digital freedom, community
involvement and environmental sustainability. Technological
policy and a new ësocial contractí (as reflected
by a new form of license) between the community, the
organisations and the society in general are of primary
importance, if we wish to safely confront the unintended
consequences of scientific extremism and corporate


* Organis Project - (virtual roof for free software/open
source software and hardware projects aligned with the
principles inscribed in the CGPL. Those principles are:
digital freedom, environmental sustainability, and human
rights. Some of these projects are:
-- GNUbook [http://gnubook.org] led by Professor Carl Vilbrandt
   and Gerry Gleason,
-- Mapping Contemporary Capitalism
   [http://docs.metamute.org/view/Home/McC] led by Jo Walsh,
-- the Hyperfun F-rep modelling language
   [http://www.hyperfun.org] led by Alexander Pasko.
In essence, the Organis project focuses on laying the
foundations on which virtual networked communities of
practice will coalesce around a project to form
self-sustainable libre software and hardware organisations.

* Common Good Public License (CGPL) led by Professor Carl
Vilbrandt - See http://cgpl.org

* Hyperdrome ("virtual roof" and "anti-organisation" for
serial tactical non-media activism in Greece) - See

* Journal of Hyper(+)drome Manifestation (one of the first
projects fostered by Hyperdrome, an online peer-reviewed
journal whose first isse will go live on the Web in the next
couple of months, and shortly afterwards will be distributed
via several select bookstores and at various technology
conferences across Europe) - See http://hyperdrome.net/journal/


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