[artinfo] FSCONS 2011, Gothenburg, 11.-13. november 2011

Thomas Gramstad thomas at ifi.uio.no
Sat Oct 8 11:38:18 CEST 2011

Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit

FSCONS is the Nordic countries' largest gathering for free culture,
free software and a free society. The conference is organised yearly
with 250-300 participants primarily from northern Europe. The main
organiser is the Society for Free Culture and Software.

The date for the next summit is 11-11-11 in Gothenburg (Friday
November 11 through Sunday November 13).

FSCONS exists to provide a meeting place where subjects covering
society, culture and technology can be discussed and brought to life
in peer discussions, without being confined to each particular subject
area. It should provide both the physical and virtual space where
people, organisations and governments, with interest in the three
subject areas can meet in a participatory and constructive dialogue.
The unique combination of topics creates a platform where
cross-pollination between the areas can occur, and where new
co-operations and thoughts can emerge which allows the participants to
find new inspiration even from areas outside of their own.

Keynotes 2011: Christina Haralanova and Richard Stallman

Christina Haralanova is a feminist, a Free Software hacktivist and an
IT trainer. Since fall 2010, Christina does a PhD in Communication
Studies in Concordia University, under the supervision of Leslie
Regan-Shade. As a free software hacktivist, Christina has participated
actively in the creation of the Free Software Association  Bulgaria
(FSA-BG), and is a member of FACIL  pour lappropriation collective de
linformatique libre (since 2006) and Koumbit (since 2006) in Montreal,
Canada. Christina was the Project Leader of the Legal Case Management
Software (LCM) (2004-2005), an LPI proctor (2003  2005), a SPIP-bg

Richard Stallman
Richard Matthew Stallman is a software developer and software freedom
activist. In 1983 he announced the project to develop the GNU
operating system, a Unix-like operating system meant to be entirely
free software, and has been the projects leader ever since. With that
announcement Stallman also launched the Free Software Movement. In
October 1985 he started the Free Software Foundation.

Other speakers

FSCONS Schedule:


About FFKP

Föreningen fri kultur & programvara (FFKP) is a non-profit
organisation based in Gothenburg. Since 2005 we've worked in support
of a modern democratic society through multi-stakeholder open
discussions around current issues in culture, technology and society.
The society works as a hub for operations in Sweden and the Nordic
countries. We work across borders, both geographically and
organizationally, in order to support the discussion between different
organisations and people. The society is supported in its projects by,
among others, the Nordic Culture Fund, Nordic Culture Point, Google,
Nokia, University of Gothenburg and the Swedish Post and
Telecommunications Board.

Our vision is a modern, open democratic society where policies and
decisions are made on the basis of the knowledge and opinions from
multiple stakeholders. We believe that our future society must be
built with the consideration of multiple stakeholders, and that
suppressing, ignoring, or otherwise preventing or discouraging
opinions of some stakeholders is not consistent with a democratic

FSCONS Manifesto:

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