Centro Cultural
Montehermoso
Kulturunea

Activities in Montehermoso


OPEN SOURCE CULTURE: TOOLS FOR FREE ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE

June 5 to 7, 2012; 07.00 pm
Free entry until capacity reached


Focussing on the free software philosophy, Montehermoso will hold a conference where different models for accessing and consuming knowledge will be analysed. Unlike the traditional closedness existing in the world of New Technology, the free software alternative offers openness, collaboration and cooperation. An alternative where anyone can give and not just take, where anyone can become a creator as well as a consumer of knowledge.  The aim being to improve the original product for the common good.

As free software is still an unknown element for many, the conference aims to throw light on the subject with three sessions where seven speakers will cover different projects which share this collaborative open philosophy which works for the common good in the sphere of knowledge. The above projects range from IT tools to specific collaboration initiatives and/or collective funding for projects which are for the benefit of all. A conference open to all, irrespective of knowledge of new technology and which aims to outline the main features of the free software movement, to present projects which are both close to home and useful and to give an alternative view of accessing and consuming knowledge.

Speakers include, among others, Daniel Armendariz, SALE (Basque Government Free Software Technical Office) Coordinator), Juanan Pereira, Professor at the University School of Industrial Technical Engineering of Bilbao (University of the Basque Country, EHU-UPV), and Enric Senabre Hidalgo, Platoniq collective, Barcelona.



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