According to its founders, the Commons Festival is “an initiative for the promotion of free knowledge and equal cooperation for the development and management of the commons. A philosophy that has been widely spread through the open source software communities and extends to various aspects of everyday lives, such as arts, government, the development of machinery, tools and other goods/products“. The ultimate aim of the Commonsfest annual festival is to promote the outcomes of this philosophy to a wide audience through exhibitions, speeches, workshops etc,and to provide the means for its further adoption.
The Commonsfest 2015 program has been completed and includes a high number of speakers both from Greece and abroad, covering a wide spectrum of thematics related to the collective management of common, natural, artificial & digital resources. Most of the presentations & workshops are in English (marked with an asterisk in the program). Everyone’s free to join the event!
Agro-Know’s work is based on open access, open data and knowledge sharing, so we found common ground with the Commonsfest concept. In this context, our CEO Nikos Manouselis will join the Commonsfest 2015 speakers and will make a presentation on Saturday 16/5 @ 17.00, titled “Digital business models that respect the initial producer of information“.
Commons Festival 2015 will take place in Athens, Greece, between 15-17/5/2015 at the premises of the Association of Greek Archaeologists, Ermou 134-136 (the pedestrian road, near the Thisseio metro station) – you can find a map here.
You can keep up with Commonfest’s updates on Facebook, Twitter and Google+, as well as their RSS feed; or just check out their multilingual website (most of the content is available in English, Greek, Spanish, French, Italian and German!).