Free Culture and Free Software
Date and Time
Wednesday, January 07, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Akamai CRCThe Akamai office is a short walk from the Kendall Square T stop and other public transportation. Metered parking is normally available near the location.
Matt Lee , Web Developer/System Administrator , Creative Commons
How Creative Commons licenses are revolutionizing how we create, share and collaborate
What is free culture and its relationship to free software? How are Creative Commons licenses revolutionizing how we create, share and collaborate?
Don't miss this talk by Matt Lee of Creative Commons as he answers these questions and many more.
The talk breaks down in six subjects, and Matt will talk about each one for about two to five minutes a piece. There's a common theme, but it's also about you, and how you can do awesome things too.
The subjects are:
- Free software in general, Free culture in general, FSF/GNU stuff.
- GNU FM and Libre.fm, my projects.
- GNU social and how that all came to be.
- Creative Commons, and some of the work Matt is doing there.
Matt is responsible for the maintenance and development of the myriad of servers and websites that tell the world about Creative Commons (including this one).
A professional Emacs user by day, in 2008 Matt wrote and produced the short film “Happy Birthday to GNU” starring Stephen Fry. He is the founder of the free culture community Libre.fm and a maintainer of GNU social (formerly StatusNet). He lives in Boston with his wife and aloof cat, where he is writing a series of monkey movies, tweeting furiously at Hulk Hogan, and dreaming in HTML.