Foundations of Open: Technology and Digital Knowledge Local 2020 Summit


Foundations of Open: Technology and Digital Knowledge
Local 2020 Summit
Thursday 3rd April 2008
The Australian National University
North Road ANU ACT 0200

9.00am Welcome and Introductions
9.15am Outline and Objectives: Co-Chairs Senator Kate Lundy and Tom Worthington FACS HLM, Adjunct Senior Lecturer, ANU and Director of Professional Development , The Australian Computer Society.

9.30am Launch and Keynote: Professor Lawrence Cram Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice President BSc (Hons), BE (Hons), PhD Sydney

9.45am Jeff Waugh "Foundations of Open"
The Foundations of Open is a model for understanding the different aspects of openness in a digital age including standards, knowledge, governance, source code and the market.

10.30am Darrell Burkey ANU "CASE": a case study in community
Computing Assistance Support and Education (CASE) inc. is a non-profit organisation that was formed to assist Australian community organisations in making better use of information technology.

11.15am Ken Taylor CSIRO "VotaPedia" demonstration
VotApedia is an audience response system developed by CSIRO that doesn't require issuing clickers or need specialist infrastructure.

11.30 am coffee break

11.45am Pia Waugh "Open Source as a public resource"
Specific ways we can better explore Open Source opportunities and innovations for business, government, broader social benefit and the Australian economy.

12.30pm Lunch hosted by ANU
1.00pm Demonstrations and networking time
Presentation by Andrew Tridgell (TBC)
Tom Worthington will demonstrate carbon neutral and open source hardware, software and open access educational systems developed and used in Canberra, including a carbon neutral, energy efficient desktop computer, an open source software laptop and open hardware hand held computer as well as the first public demonstration of a new global open access research e-publishing system being developed in Canberra.

1.30pm Jessica Coates QUT "Creative Commons"
Access to knowledge is often difficult through the use of ambiguous or non-existent licensing. Creative Commons is a mechanism for opening up knowledge for public benefit.

2.15pm Alan Smart ASIBA "Spatial potential"
Geospatial information needs to be open so that Australian businesses can add value, innovate and commercialise in order to be globally competitive.

3pm Coffee break

3.15 Tony Hill ISOC AU "IPV6Now"
IPv6 is a more powerful Internet protocol that can deliver a vastly increased scale Internet, with automatic security and autoconfiguration potentially producing substantial benefits for businesses, particularly in international e-commerce.

4pm Ann Steward AGIMO "Open Source in Government"
A summary of the use of, attitudes towards and emerging trends of, Open Source in Australian Government.

4.20pm Concluding remarks: Professor Lawrence Cram

4.30pm close and thank you Senator Kate Lundy
Supporters: ANU, TomW Communications Pty Ltd

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