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NewsForge: Open Source Symposium Report

Nov 14, 2005, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Crystle Numan)

"Seneca College's fourth annual Open Source Symposium last month drew high profile developers and thinkers from the open source community to Toronto, where they spoke on issues of copyright, literacy, and increasing content restrictions.

"Marcus Bornfreund, a law professor at the University of Ottawa, began the day by challenging everyone to think about copyrights and licenses, and why they matter to open source. Bornfreund, a Canadian translator of the Creative Commons license, spoke of the tension between information wanting to be expensive, as it takes time to reflect and develop ideas, and information wanting to be free, as it not a natural resource that is depleted when used..."

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