Panel Discussion

Thursday, November 18, 2004
The Open-Source Paradigm

Date + Time

Thursday, November 18, 2004
6:00 p.m.


Phyllis Wattis Theater


As a reaction to the restrictions of intellectual property rights, the Open Source Initiative provides free computer software via the Web and allows anyone to contribute software as long as the underlying source codes are visible and shared. Explorations of the creative applications of open source promise to expand its use beyond software development. This panel discusses the conceptual basis for the open-source movement, its history, and legal issues and presents artistic projects incorporating open-source technology. A reception in The Schwab Room follows the program.


Greg Niemeyer, assistant professor for new media, UC Berkeley
Neeru Paharia, assistant director, Creative Commons
Jon Phillips, open-source developer and artist
Moderator: Linda Jacobson, chief officer, Glass House Studio

Admission + Ticketing

$12 general; $8 SFMOMA members, students with ID, and seniors. Tickets are available at the Museum (with no surcharge) or online through (866.468.3399).

This event is presented by SMAC, the San Francisco Media Arts Council.

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