Sunday, December 11, 2005

Lawrence Lessig on Open Source

Hi everyone! Today's selection is a podcast from "IT Conversations" - it is Prof. Lawrence Lessig's keynote presentation at the OSBC 2005 conference: "Clearing the Air About Open Source". Prof. Lessing is on the faculty at Stanford Law School. This podcast was recorded on 6 April 2005 and posted to the web at:

The show notes included:

""Fight!" exhorts Professor Lawrence Lessig as he rallies the open source community in what he calls the war against monopolistic businesses. How is this war affecting the culture of innovation? How do you need to defend your right to innovate? Hear Professor Lessig lay bare with his powerful arguments the stories behind the defining milestones of this war starting with the historic 1976 Sony Betamax judgment, in his keynote talk at the OSBC 2005."

I should warn you that this podcast is just over 1 hour in duration - but well worth listening to on a winter Sunday!

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Lawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig is a Professor of Law and John A. Wilson Distinguished Faculty Scholar at Stanford Law School. Professor Lessig is the chairman of the board of Creative Commons, founder of the school's Center for Internet and Society and a sits on the board of directors for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Public Library of Science. In 2002, Lessig was named one of Scientific American's Top 50 Innovators, and the American Bar Association recently awarded him the Cyberspace Law Excellence Award.



Blogger James McGovern said...

Maybe you could blog the answers asked at as your next blog entry?

6:11 PM  

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