"Wealth by copyleft -- Creativity in the digital age"

Check this out -- a free software conference with a European twist, yet with that pragmatic force that may render some unusually vibrant results:

Oekonux Conference
20.-23. May 2004 - Department of Philosophy at Vienna University

In Project Oekonux and in the neighboring OpenTheory different people with different opinions and different methods study the economic and political forms of Free Software.

An important question is, whether the principles of the development of Free Software (without exchange in the core, self-organized, common
and unlimited participation in the production knowledge) may be the foundation of a new economy which is no longer based on the dogma of economic scarcity. New economy may also mean the basis for a new form of society. So Oekonux is not only concerned with Free Software but with the relation of Free Software and transformation of society. From the far ranging Oekonux debate new views on past transformation processes of society and a completely new theory of transformation of society emerge - e.g. the germ form hypothesis.

The motto of the conference -- "Wealth by copyleft -- Creativity in the digital age"

After the success of the 1. [http://erste.oekonux-konferenz.de/] and 2. [http://second.oekonux-conference.org/] Oekonux conference the 3. Oekonux conference [http://www.oekonux-conference.org/] takes place in cooperation with the Institute for Philosophy in Vienna. Besides the questions raised above contributions to these topics are welcome.

posted. Mon - May 10, 2004 @ 09:12 AM           |