2:30pm–3:10pm Wednesday, 07/21/2010
Saying that you want to "innovate more" is like telling a doctor you want to "feel better". Before a treatment can be prescribed, the problem must be understood. Starting from a systemic perspective, this talk will me a modern look at the root causes of innovation failure, contrasting current "solutions", and exploring new avenues to recovery.
10:40am–11:20am Thursday, 07/22/2010
The GNU Manifesto asserted that software should not be copyrighted. Yet, the very definition is of Open Source software is the nature of the copyright license. To License software is to fail to make it free or open. It is time to make software truly open by placing it in the public domain. To license it is to fail.
12:40pm–1:10pm Friday, 07/23/2010
Technology advances through the creation of new inventions. New creations and research increase the breadth of human knowledge, and make life easier for us all; at least in theory.
In reality, the advance of progress is littered with bad ideas. What's worse, we often build upon such twisted horrors in the creation of new technology.
A humouros look at some of the worst inventions ever made.