Genetic Engineering at home? The Second Revolution of open source - Keynote by Bruce Perens
Submitted on 2011-10-19 17:19
BALLARAT, 19 October 2011
Genetic engineering at home? Teaching science on a low budget? Fully open mobile and wireless devices? The design and manufacture of development tools? Is it possible?
Join open source luminary Bruce Perens as he explores the Second Revolution of Open Source - Open Hardware.
Open Hardware is a movement dedicated to creating physical objects under the same terms and principles as Open Source Software. That is, their design and manufacture yields freedoms such as the ability to run the hardware for any purpose, study it, change it and share it with others.
World reknowned as a leader in the Free Software and Open Source community, Bruce Perens is creator of the Open Source Definition, the manifesto of the Open Source movement in Software. He's founder or co-founder of;
- The Open Source Initiative
- The Linux Standard Base
- Software in the Public Interest
- No-code International
Perens was vice president at Sourcelabs from 1995 to 1997, and was series editor of the Bruce Perens' Open Source Series of books with Prentice Hall PTR publishers, which published 24 titles. Perens spent two years with HP as Senior Global Strategist for Linux and Open Source, and was president of Linux Capital Group, a venture fund that specialized in Linux. Perens spent 20 years in the computer graphic animation industry, 12 of them at Pixar Animation Studios. He has a credit on the films 'A Bug's Life' and 'Toy Story II'.
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