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Saturday, April 14 • 8:00am - 9:45am
Short Talk Series: Reclaiming Our(digital)selves

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This session is part of the Short Talks series where each speaker presents a 20 minute talk and then take part in a combined Q&A / panel with the other speakers in the session with the aim of creating an interesting cross-fertilisation of ideas and discussion.

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery: let's make commons sexy again?

The idea of the commons is much older than capitalism. But somehow we got used to the opposite idea: that everything is private property unless stated otherwise. A lot of problems already have open source solutions, but those who need them not always can find them. How to complete that missing link to help the commons to fulfill their promises of a fairer, inclusive society?

“Free software or open source? GPL or BSD? A far more important choice now lies elsewhere"
Since the use of Free and Open Source Software began, proponents have argued and debated about the benefits and risks of various approaches to licensing and the balance between freedoms for end users and freedoms for software developers. Organizations such as the Open Source Initiative have developed criteria about what makes a license sufficiently open to be open source.
This session will briefly describe some of the variations that can be found within the bounds of open source, especially how they relate to Creative Commons licensing approaches. The core of the session will describe new threats to software freedom posed by increasing global use of cloud-based computing, the areas of ongoing concern and some of the solutions proposed to maintain and advance the objectives of open source and free software.

MyWorld, MyData, Myself
The boundaries between physical and digital space are blurring. The same goes for our physical and digital self. In the meantime, everything becomes 'smart'. Our phone, our car, our refrigerator. The smarter the refrigerator, the weaker the self, digital and physical. Individuals are losing control and at the same time feel happy under the corporate surveillance of our daily lives. Something is terribly wrong. Is it the notion of property? Should we start talking about control instead?

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Marcela Basch

Founder and editor, El plan C
I'm a journalist and a teacher. Since 2013 I'm deeply interested in the different faces of collaborative economies, free culture and p2p networks. Therefore I created el plan C (elplanc.net), the first news website focused in collaborative economies and culture in Latin America. Along... Read More →
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Evan Leibovitch

Director of Community Development, Linux Professional Institute
LPI is involved in the global growth in the use of open source software and techniques through professional development, education and the creation of opportunities. Our certification exams have been delivered to hundreds of thousands of people in more than 180 countries. I am interested... Read More →
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Alexandros Nousias

Senior Ethics Officer, National Centre for Scientific Research - Demokritos
Public interest technologist. Trainer and trainee.Interested in efficiency and fairness by design and seeks for relevant business and social models by mixing ideas, bridging gaps, connecting dots.Operating in both the context of the market and H2020 innovation actions.

Saturday April 14, 2018 8:00am - 9:45am EDT
Kensington Ballroom "B" 2nd floor, Delta Toronto Hotel, 75 Lower Simcoe St, Toronto ON