[CITASA] [Air-L] JITP 2010: Politics of Open Source - Early Registration is Open

gustavo gustavo at soc.haifa.ac.il
Wed Mar 17 07:38:54 EDT 2010


On Wed, 17 Mar 2010 06:21:45 -0400, Stuart Shulman
<stuart.shulman at gmail.com> wrote:
> JITP 2010: Politics of Open Source
> May 6 & 7, 2010
> University of Massachusetts Amherst
> 
> http://politicsofopensource.jitp.net/
> 
> The Politics of Open Source is an interdisciplinary conference organized
by
> the Journal of Information Technology and Politics (JITP) that examines
the
> politics associated with the Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS)
> Movement.
> 
> Early registration is open until March 20.
> 
> The conference features two keynote lectures:
> 
> 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 specializes in research related to
the
> nature and economics of distributed and open innovation. He also
develops
> and teaches about practical methods that firms can use to improve their
> product and service development processes. He is the author of
> Democratizing
> Innovation (MIT Press, 2005) and The Sources of Innovation (Oxford,
1988).
> 
> Clay Johnson, Director of Sunlight Labs. Prior joining Sunlight, Clay
was
> one of the four founders of Blue State Digital, the progressive left's
> premier technology and online strategy firm. This firm, which was born
out
> of the Howard Dean campaign, was also responsible for Barack Obama's Web
> presence. At Blue State Digital, Clay was responsible for developing the
> organization's brand and building its initial client roster. He also had
a
> hand at building some of the company's early technical tools. Before
> joining
> Blue State, Johnson was the lead programmer for Dean for America in
2004,
> overseeing the development of grassroots tools like GetLocal, DeanLink
and
> Project Commons. Prior to entering politics, Johnson was a technologist
at
> Ask Jeeves (now Ask.com) where he helped to develop the company's Web
> syndication product. He also started the first Internet Knowledge
Exchange,
> KnowPost.com, and worked as an entrepreneur-in-residence at a Venture
> Capital firm, but still claims that he learned the most from his first
job
> -- as a waiter at Waffle House in Atlanta, Georgia.
> 
> For more information and to register, visit
> http://politicsofopensource.jitp.net/
> 
> The conference is supported by Microsoft, Google, UMass Department of
> Computer Science, Texifter, the Qualitative Data Analysis Program, and
the
> National Center for Digital Government.
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