Free Society Track
This track intends to cover the challenges that todays society face; ranging from access to knowledge and the restrictions faced through laws like IPRED, DMCA, FRA, HADOPI, ACTA and the Telecom Pack. Topics can discuss the various obstacles faced, or even better, the solution to those obstacles, or show good examples of how free software and culture can be used in a free society for everyones benefit.
|Franz Nahrada||Global Villages (also suggested as keynote)|
|Alex Rollin||works on open source car and is doing a project with Smári on peer-to-peer gratitude based currencies (also suggested as keynote)|
|Marcin Jakubowski||http://www.openfarmtech.org (also suggested as keynote)|
|Denis Jaromil Rojo||By popular demand, Jaromil should return for this years conference|
|Smári McCarthy||Another must-return|
|Edmund Harriss||mathematician who does a lot of "street math"... like, street art projects based on heavy duty maths|
|Eirik Solheim||Responsible for NRK's (Norwegian public television) increasing use of BitTorrent and attempts towards free licensing|
|Alexandra Mayer||Involved in the platform of the pan-European schools project ELEONORE DIGITAL :: WORK TOGETHER - http://www.p-o-s-t.org/modx/index.php|
|Felix Stalder||The European equivalent of Yochai Benkler, doing research on free software models as applied to economics and organisation of society|
|Elisabeth Stark||Leader of Students for Free Culture|
|Maria Knutsen-Öy||The editor of Läsarnas Fria Tidning, a CC licenced and crowdsourced newspaper|
|Pamela Jones||Groklaw editor|
|Association for Progressive Communications||http://www.apc.org/en/about|
|Jens Roland||About Jens Roland: http://www.signtific.org/en/users/jens-roland - See his latest article on filesharing technology vs the police state at http://torrentfreak.com/riaas-hostile-takeover-of-the-internet-090429/|
|Matt Lee||He is the leading developer of Libre.fm: http://alpha.libre.fm/. In general, I'd like to see a speaker talkin' about Free Network Services: maybe some guy from http://autonomo.us/|
|Christoffer Kullenberg||Ph.D-candidate in Theory of Science at the Faculty for Humanities, University of Gothenburg, Editor Resistance Studies Magazine, keen lecturer on surveillance etc. Blog: http://christopherkullenberg.se/ Resistance studies: http://resistancestudies.org/?author=4|
|Nathan Yergler||CTO of Creative Commons. I have spoken with him and he would be a good addition. He has proposed a talk: "A Database Called the Web: An Introduction to the CC Rights Expression Language"
Pirate party of Sweden was suggested as guests. I suggest in particular the guys from Xtreme creator, Anna Troberg and Andreas Rönnqvist. Their blogs are: Anna Troberg and Stormhierta (Andreas), respectively. (Xtreme Creator is their private venture and not a Pirate Party thingy)
Free Music and other Cultural events outside and around the conference
Rikard is contacting at least one artist that has given a free concert at a Gothenburg demo. Suggestions are welcome.