Lawrence Lessig is in Berlin
By bblfish on Sep 12, 2006
Lawrence Lessig will be speaking at Wizards of Open Source 4 "Information Freedom Rules" conference taking place here in Berlin from Wednesday on. Very much worth going to. This is the key element of Web 2.0.
One should go further, and say that Open Source is the cornerstone of philosophy from it's early beginnings with the Socratic dialogs up to the present world wide distributed university networks which it lead to. Sharing ideas openly - be it in the form of code, wikipedia articles, artistic creations, or just conversations in a bar - is the best way to test their strenght and viability, to improove them, to reject some and to add others. The collective work of thousands of eyes learning, questioning, criticising and helping together in an open society is the method to get to a more objective, transparent understanding of things, of people and of oneself.
Lessig will then remain here incognito, for a whole year after that!
For those who don't know - are there still such people? - Lawrence Lessig has written some very important books on Law and the Internet, and is behind the Creative Commons movement. (see this excellent Introductory Video, that explains what the CC stands for.)