Vienna Open Source Hardware Summit 2013 /
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Vienna Open Source Hardware Summit 2013 Thu-Sat May 2nd-4th 2013 at FH Technikum in Vienna
Are you a developer of Open Source Hardware? Or are you a social researcher fascinated by this most tangible aspect of free knowledge? Are you an activist or community organizer who wants to facilitate creative developments and future laboratories? Or are you a businessperson that understands the fascinating power of working with communities in bringing about the most thought-through, reliable and maybe also meaningful products?
Then we are inviting you to actively contribute to the LinuxWeeks special "Vienna Open Source Hardware Summit" in May 2nd-4th 2013!
LinuxWeeks is increasingly giving space to all those developments that might have started from Free Software or are influenced by it, but have transcended the borders of software.
The Open Source methods of collaboratively developing innovative products and procedures have begun to conquer not only science, education and art, but they are beginning to change the world of material production which is, as some say, the basic structure of society. It started in electronics with products like Arduino, it continued in computer driven tools like RepRap, but now you can already see the first cars and tractors based on Open Source design. And whilst the whole world seems to be chasing for patents, a silent revolution of sharing and cooperation is beginning. We see it everywhere!
And even where there was always a certain degree of collaboration, like in food production, agriculture and crafts, we see now a global explosion of this collaboration, resulting in shared sophistication. It seems that there is a new spirit of entrepreneurship that intentionally maintains rather than destroys social cohesion, localisation, decentralisation. Maybe these new methods are a new source of power for the endangered middle class, the rural area, the village, the less developed world?
We want to examine and support this complex change, understand the direction it is taking and help networking those who have solutions for the still manifold challenges.
We are not seeking to be an academic meeting. We want to be a place for developens and users to meet. Be with us and see how you and your peers and partners can contribute to answering the following questions:
2013-04-01: deadline 2013-04-10: review 2013-04-11: notification
Please register here: https://cfp.linuxwochen.at
and submit your proposed speech or event!
If anything goes wrong with your submission or if you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us at MAIL programm2013 (AT) linuxwochen.at
FH Technikum Wien Hoechstaedtplatz 5, 1200 Wien OpenStreetMap http://wien.linuxwochen.at/