OneWebDay 2009 Austin Audio Recordings

The fine folks at FG Squared sponsored OneWebDay2009 Austin, which was co-produced by EFF-Austin and Plutopia Productions. What follows are the audio recordings of the talks and panel.

The Internet Then and Now

The Internet Then and Now


Description: The Internet was built originally as a dumb network – a transmission network. When commercial interests became involved, the battle for control of packets as emerged as well. Jon and Julie will explore the inherent conflicts in having entities such as AT&T and Time Warner Cable as both connectivity/access AND content and application providers. What can we do to keep bias out so all have the ability to connect?
Presenters: Jon Lebkowsky and Julie Gomoll

The End Of Free and Unfettered Internet Access: How Network Operators Are Restricting Internet Use

The End Of Free and Unfettered Internet Access: How Network Operators Are Restricting Internet Use

Description: Network Operators have made several attempts in the last few years restrict access to Internet services and content through selective bandwidth restrictions and service blocking. In some cases they deploy equipment that examines Internet content in order to determine if the service delivering it should be limited or restricted. Will this become the norm in the future? What does this mean to free and unfettered access to Internet content and services?
Panelists: Matt Henry and Michael Hathaway Moderator: Jon Lebkowsky

Online Activism and Government 2.0

Online Activism and Government 2.0

Presenter: Gregory Foster

Media, Mentoring & Technology in the Classroom

Media, Mentoring & Technology in the Classroom

Description: Media Diversity Council Founder / Executive Director, Carl Settles Jr. discusses how to leverage social networks and mentoring to develop sustainable approaches to diversity and economic empowerment.
Presenter: Carl Settles

EFF-Austin presents Richard Stallman

EFF-Austin invites you to a talk by the Free Software Foundation Activist – Richard Stallman on 23rd April 2009.

Talk Abstract:
Richard Stallman wrote the first GNU General Public License in 1989, and version 3 which was completed in 2007. He will discuss the philosophy of the GNU GPL, the changes made in version 3, and the reasons for those changes.

A must attend for software enthusiasts, developers, entrepreneurs, managers, and students. There is limited seating at the venue: first come, first served registration will apply.

Speaker Bio:
Richard Stallman launched the development of the GNU operating system (see www.gnu.org) in 1984. GNU is free software: everyone has the freedom to copy it and redistribute it, as well as to make changes either large or small. The GNU/Linux system, basically the GNU operating system with Linux added, is used on tens of millions of computers today. Stallman has received the ACM Grace Hopper Award, a MacArthur Foundation fellowship,the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Pioneer award, and the the Takeda Award for Social/Economic Betterment, as well as several honorary doctorates.

Thanks to Saurabh Sureka (sab at ieee.org) for coordinating the presentation.

Cloud Computing

whurley, Don Jarrell, Chris Boyd
whurley, Don Jarrell, Chris Boyd

EFF-Austin sponsored a successful panel, Cloud Computing: Threat, or Menace, on March 3. Thanks to all who joined us!

Audio

Speakers:
W. Scott McCollough, Telecommunications and ISP Law Specialist, McCollough|Henry, PC
Chris Boyd, Midas Networks
whurley, BMC Software, Inc.
Andrew Donoho, Strategist
Don Jarrell, Digital Thinking, Inc.
Moderator: Michael Hathaway, Pico Innovations