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Theme: Living Open Source

This event occurred on
October 27, 2012
10:00am - 1:00pm UTC
(UTC +0hrs)

Nowadays we can observe the birth of the Open-Source Culture. Concepts such as Open Source Government, Open Source Education, Open Source Ecology, Open Source Ethics, Open Source Media, etc are starting to be used more often.
For most people, the concept of Open Source means the way of development and delivery (distribution) of the software along with its source code. For instance,Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox web browsers, Android OS, LibreOffice office suite. Why? In short, users can modify the code to suit their needs, thereby correcting the errors, and developing product. But developing this approach has a significant impact on other areas, going beyond the software industry: electronics, digital content, science and medicine, robotics, design, teaching in schools and universities. And have you heard about the drinks with recipes developed on the principles of Open Source? Or laptop, created on the principles of Open-Source. Linus Torvalds has said: ""the future is open source everything".
Saturday morning, October 27, we will try to understand the application of the principles of Open-Source in alternative fields. We will seek an answer to the question "Why?", "Who needs it?" and "Who is doing this?" and try to look to the future, to predict the further development of "open source".

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Natalia Kachanova

Founder at Kharkov School of Oratory, Personal Productivity coach

Tom Hickerson

IT-professional, Senior Manager at Life-Scince start-up

Michael Shilman

Philosopher, Educator, Professor at Kharkov National University of Karazin

Organizing team


Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Svitlana Ohovich
    PR staff