[Offtopic] 2020 Summit "Open Source and Open Access"
stephen at melbpc.org.au
stephen at melbpc.org.au
Thu Apr 3 13:32:28 EST 2008
From: Tom Worthington <Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au>
Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2008 07:50:40 +1100
Subject: Will the future of innovation be built on Open Foundations?
I am co-chairing one of the Local 2020 Summits, being held in Canberra
today, on Open Source and Open Access. The program is at
Presentations and discussion at
<http://tomw.net.au/moodle/course/view.php?id=9>. Podcasts and Vodcasts
will be provided later.
Senator Kate Lundy
Senator for the Australian Capital Territory
Wednesday 2 April 2008
***EMBARGO until 6am Thursday 3 April 2008***
Will the future of innovation be built on Open Foundations?
ACT Senator Kate Lundy and Tom Worthington,
Adjunct Senior Lecturer at The Australian
National University are co-chairing a Local
Summit in Canberra today that will explore the
opportunities presented by open technology and digital knowledge.
"Having a Local Summit on the Foundations of Open
Technology and Digital Knowledge will shine a
spotlight on the important public policy ideas
that are built on the principles of open
standards and genuine collaboration from a
community, education, business, innovation and
government perspective" Senator Lundy said.
Speakers include ANU Acting Vice-Chancellor of
the ANU Professor Lawrence Cram, delivering the
keynote address, Pia Waugh, President of Software
Freedom International and will showcase some of
the latest innovations using open technology.
Open access is best known in the software
development field with Open Source, where
technology is developed publicly and openly and
exposed for comment and contribution throughout
development. The same techniques can be applied
to the distribution of information for research
and education, such as open access publishing
with the creative commons." Mr. Worthington said.
Mr. Worthington will give the first public
demonstration of a new open access research
publishing system being developed by ANU in
Canberra for worldwide use and show a disaster
management system developed for the Boxing Day
Tsunami, which has been ungraded with Australian
technical assistance for use by developing nations.
Pia Waugh, a long term advocate for technology
openness sees the event as a very important
milestone for Australian government policy. "A
baseline of openness provides many opportunities
for socio-economic and business development,
sustainable technology/information, international
collaboration and global competitiveness.
Openness underpins our very ability to maintain
equal access to opportunities and to each other
in a world that is increasingly dependent on
technology for everything from work and socialising to voting."
The 'Foundations of Open' technology and digital
knowledge Local 2020 Summit will explore, discuss
and develop specific policy initiatives borne out
of open access for information, technology,
education and governance for the benefit of our society and economy.
Ideas from "Foundations of Open" will be collated
and conveyed to the National 2020 Summit".
Presentations from the Local Summit will be
available online via Tom Wothington's Web site
http://tomw.net.au/moodle and Kate Lundy's web site
Members of the public can participate in the
Summit virtually by registering on the website to
participate in online discussions and ideas
development. The Summit will also be podcast online.
For more information or details about location if
you wish to attend contact Rachel Allen: 6230 0411 or 0418 488
Foundations of Open: Technology and Digital Knowledge Local 2020 Summit
Thursday 3rd April
College of Engineering and Computer Science
The Australian National University
9.00am Welcome and Introductions
9.15am Outline and Objectives: Co-Chairs Senator
Kate Lundy and Tom Worthington FACS HLM, Adjunct
Senior Lecturer, ANU and Director of Professional
Development, The Australian Computer Society.
9.30am Launch and Keynote: Professor Lawrence
Cram ANU Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice
President BSc (Hons), BE (Hons), PhD Sydney
9.45am Jeff Waugh Foundations of Open The
Foundations of Open is a model for understanding
the different aspects of openness in a digital
age including standards, knowledge, governance, source code and the
10.30am Darrell Burkey ANU CASE a case study
in community. Computing Assistance Support and
Education (CASE) inc. is a non-profit
organisation that was formed to assist Australian
community organisations in making better use of information technology.
11.15am Ken Taylor CSIRO VotaPedia
demonstration. VotApedia is an audience response
system developed by CSIRO that doesn't require
issuing clickers or need specialist infrastructure.
11.30am Coffee break
11.45am Pia Waugh Open Source as a public
resource. Specific ways we can better explore
Open Source opportunities and innovations for
business, government, broader social benefit and the Australian economy.
12.30pm Lunch hosted by ANU
1.00pm Demonstrations and networking time. Presentation by Andrew
Tom Worthington will demonstrate carbon neutral
and open source hardware, software and open
access educational systems developed and used in
Canberra, including a carbon neutral, energy
efficient desktop computer, an open source
software laptop and open hardware hand held
computer as well as the first public
demonstration of a new global open access
research e-publishing system being developed in Canberra.
1.30pm Jessica Coates QUT Creative Commons.
Access to knowledge is often difficult through
the use of ambiguous or non-existent licensing.
Creative Commons is a mechanism for opening up knowledge for public
2.15pm Alan Smart ASIBA Spatial potential
Geospatial information needs to be open so that
Australian businesses can add value, innovate and
commercialise in order to be globally competitive.
3pm Coffee break
3.15 Tony Hill ISOC AU IPV6Now IPv6 is a more
powerful Internet protocol that can deliver a
vastly increased scale Internet, with automatic
security and autoconfiguration potentially
producing substantial benefits for businesses,
particularly in international e-commerce.
4pm Ann Steward AGIMO Open Source in Government
A summary of the use of, attitudes towards and
emerging trends of, Open Source in Australian Government.
4.30pm Concluding remarks; Senator Kate Lundy
Supporters: Australian National University, TomW Communications Pty Ltd
Tom Worthington FACS HLM tom.worthington at tomw.net.au Ph: 0419 496150
Director, Tomw Communications Pty Ltd ABN: 17 088 714 309
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617 http://www.tomw.net.au/
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, ANU
Cheers Tom ..
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