[Top] [All Lists]

[ontolog-forum] Call for Contribution to the 4th Oekonux Conference in c

To: "[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: "Ed Dodds" <ed.dodds@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 12:07:35 -0500
Message-id: <6984d82a0806181007x15f8ca28lf19d928e9d8683f1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Yuwei Lin announced on the [F/OSS-Discuss] listserv:

During the past decade the phenomenon of Free Software has become
successful and well-known. It is still amazing how in the realm of
software the creativity of so many volunteers leads to products which
are useful for the whole mankind. In 1999 the Oekonux Project
[http://www.oekonux.org/] started with analyzing this phenomenon and
trying to understand the special features of Free Software as a social
and political enterprise.

Today, beyond the Free Software world, projects based on a similar
approach of peer production are rapidly emerging, including Wikipedia
and many more. It is time to look at peer production from a broader

This is the goal of the 4th Oekonux conference
[http://www.oekonux-conference.org/] which is done in collaboration
with the P2P Foundation [http://p2pfoundation.net/]. Under the title

Free Software and Beyond

The World of Peer Production

we are planning a conference where

o    researchers and activists meet

o    intensive discussions are possible

o    experiences can be shared and learned.

We are calling for contributions about the big world of peer
production. Possible themes include (but not limited to):

o    Reports from peer production projects such as

    o    Wikipedia

    o    Blogosphere

    o    Design communities

    o    OpenAccess movement

    o    Open Music

    o    Free Culture

    o    Sharing platforms like Flickr and YouTube

    o    Free Software

o    Peer production and capitalism

    o    Theoretical approaches on their relationship

    o    Peer production and commercial interests

    o    Peer production and the state

    o    Peer production and political approaches of the past

o    Peer governance

    o    Theoretical approaches to governance in peer production

    o    Peer ownership

    o    Maintainership and conflict resolution

o    Material peer production

    o    Existing projects

    o    Theoretical approaches

If you want to

o    give a talk

o    prepare a workshop

o    moderate a round table discussion

please submit a short outline of your idea (~300 words) together with
a short bio to projekt AT oekonux DOT de. (Mails to this address are
archived on the web. Please ask there if this is a problem for you.)
If you want to add some other kind of contribution or have other
questions please also don't hesitate to contact this address.

About Project Oekonux: In Project Oekonux different people with
different opinions and different methods study the economic and
political forms of Free Software and other peer production
phenomenons. An important question is, whether the principles of peer
production may be the foundation of a new economy which may be the
base for a new society.

About P2P Foundation: The Foundation for Peer to Peer Alternatives
researches, documents and promotes P2P practices in every domain of
social life. It's a global cyber-collective and aims to be a knowledge
and internetworking platform for open/free, participatory, and
commons-oriented initiatives on a global scale.

Important information:

o    Deadline for applications: 31 October 2008

o    Final decision on acceptance: 15 December 2008

o    Deadline for submission of papers / slidesets: 13 March 2009

o    Conference date: 27-29 March 2009

o    Conference location: Manchester, UK

o    Contact address: projekt AT oekonux DOT de

o    Conference language: English

o    Previous conference: 3rd Oekonux conference

o    More information on the conference website

Web-Site: http://www.oekonux.org/
Organization: http://www.oekonux.de/projekt/
Contact: projekt@xxxxxxxxxx

Best regards,

Ed Dodds
Strategist, Web Developer
<Conmergence />
collaboration, communication, convergence
(615) 557-3975

Message Archives: http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/ontolog-forum/  
Subscribe/Config: http://ontolog.cim3.net/mailman/listinfo/ontolog-forum/  
Unsubscribe: mailto:ontolog-forum-leave@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Shared Files: http://ontolog.cim3.net/file/
Community Wiki: http://ontolog.cim3.net/wiki/ 
To Post: mailto:ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx    (01)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>
  • [ontolog-forum] Call for Contribution to the 4th Oekonux Conference in collaboration with the P2P Foundation, Ed Dodds <=