We are jointly holding the following event:
Software Patents and the Commons
1st September, 2010, Lecture Hall, India International Center Annexe, New Delhi.
Organized by Software Freedom Law Centre,Knowledge Commons and
Center for Internet and Society.
Sponsored by Red Hat.
Over the past few years, commons-based approaches have emerged as a significant source of knowledge creation and innovation. Today, Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) power 455 out of the top 500 supercomputers1 in the world, and almost 56 percent of the web servers on the Internet.
Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia developed collaboratively by users around the world is today the most used reference material in the world. This one day seminar, "Software Patents and the Commons" will look at the broad issue of "Commons" versus" Intellectual Property", and the specific issue of software patents,
We have a number of experts with us including Prof. Eben Moglen, Dr. Zaki Thomas, Shri Madhukar Sinha, Shri T.C. James, etc.
We hope you will be with us in the Seminar on Software Patents and the Commons. Narendra Sisodiya