(2003-2005): How open is the future?
There are two reasons why today the free and open-source software issue has become such an inspirational and powerful force: the rise of the Internet and the excesses of intellectual property. Internet technology made massive, decentralized projects possible for the first time in human history. It’s a unique tool that has irreversibly changed our personal and professional communication and information research. Intellectual property, on the other hand, is a legal instrument that has become a symbol of the exact opposite of what it was developed for: the protection of the creative process. As a result, thousands of free-thinking programmers, scientists, artists, designers, engineers and scholars are daily trying to come up with new ways of creating and sharing knowledge.
This series of events range from the origins of free and open-source software to future social, economic and cultural perspectives inspired by the free and open-source spirit.