FSCONS 2010 Themes/Free Software

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The "FRA Law", ECHELON and Onyx all raise questions about privacy on the Internet and the necessity of darknets, onion routing via TOR, and other techniques for protecting citizens rights online. This is being amplified by the introduction of data retention directives and other means of policing the Internet. While governments are said to promote an inclusive global agenda, with the Internet as one of its key components, their actions are in many ways contradictory and seem to move more in the direction of stifling innovation and discouraging openness. What can we as citizens do to protect our rights, and how can we increase the competency of governments to make informed decisions?


Which topics do we want covered? How many speakers are there room for?

You can count for maybe around 5-7 speakers, depending on the needs of the other themes as well. Check with the SL team and allocate some :) --jonas 11:40, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Potential speakers

Lawrence Lessig, Cory Doctorow, Patrik Fältström, Joakim Jardenberg ("makten och öppenheten"), Peter Krantz (opengov.se), Pelle Snickars.

Henrik Moltke might be interested. Working now for Mozilla Drumbeat, which seems relevant. Interested in attending if something can be done outside of FSCONS as well to promote Drumbeat to non-believers - the unusual suspects.



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FSCONS 2010 Themes/Net Neutrality and Openness/Speakers

There's room in this for 2x30 and 3x45.