[Air-L] JITP 2010: Politics of Open Source - May 6 & 7, 2010 - Regular registration is open until April 21

Stuart Shulman stuart.shulman at gmail.com
Thu Apr 15 06:24:03 PDT 2010

JITP 2010: Politics of Open Source
May 6 & 7, 2010

University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Politics of Open Source is an interdisciplinary conference organized by
the Journal of Information Technology and Politics (JITP) that examines the
politics associated with the Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS)
Movement. A complete program is available at:

Regular registration is open until April 21. The conference features two
keynote lectures:

Eric von Hippel, Professor and Head of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Group at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology and Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at
Harvard Law School. Dr. von Hippel specializes in research related to the
nature and economics of distributed and open innovation. He also develops
and teaches about practical methods that firms can use to improve their
product and service development processes. He is the author of Democratizing
Innovation (MIT Press, 2005) and The Sources of Innovation (Oxford, 1988).

Clay Johnson, Director of Sunlight Labs. Prior joining Sunlight, Clay was
one of the four founders of Blue State Digital, the progressive left's
premier technology and online strategy firm. This firm, which was born out
of the Howard Dean campaign, was also responsible for Barack Obama's Web
presence. Before joining Blue State, Johnson was the lead programmer for
Dean for America in 2004, overseeing the development of grassroots tools
like GetLocal, DeanLink and Project Commons. Prior to entering politics,
Johnson was a technologist at Ask Jeeves (now Ask.com) where he helped to
develop the company's Web syndication product. He also started the first
Internet Knowledge Exchange, KnowPost.com, and worked as an
entrepreneur-in-residence at a Venture Capital firm, but still claims that
he learned the most from his first job -- as a waiter at Waffle House in
Atlanta, Georgia.

And invited panel presentations featuring:

John M. Weathersby, Founder and Executive Director of the Open Source
Software Institute, and
Louis Suarez-Potts, Community Development Manager at Sun Microsystems and

For more information and to register, visit

The conference is supported by Microsoft, Google, UMass Department of
Computer Science, Texifter, UMass Department of Political Science, the Open
Source Software Institute, the Qualitative Data Analysis Program, the
National Center for Digital Government, and the Center for Pubic Policy and

Dr. Stuart W. Shulman
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
University of Massachusetts Amherst
200 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003

stu at polsci.umass.edu

Editor, Journal of Information Technology and Politics

Director, QDAP-UMass

Associate Director, National Center for Digital Government

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