The Open-Source Paradigm

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