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Party on for Net Freedom

  • 1st May, 2007 at 5:50 AM


CFP 2007
Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

Tonight, I'm going to be attending an open panel discussion at Computers, Freedom, and Privacy 2007. It's completely open to the public and will be a discussion on freedom on the Internet.

There are going to be a number of famous people there, including Whit Diffie, Peter Neumann, Anita Allen, Bruce Schneier, and Ed Viltz. I'm not sure exactly what they're going to be talking about, but I bet it'll be thought-provoking.

At around 20:30, I'll be down at the CFP Welcome Party, which is basically a big fundraiser for Creative Commons and EPIC. You've probably heard me mention Creative Commons a few times, because they're a big proponent of having a healthy body of creative work that artists can draw from. Almost all of the art I produce is available under a Creative Commons license, which I've chosen so that you can share, copy, and modify it. So I'm more than happy to socialize with interesting people and to support a good cause.

Sounds interesting? You bet!

How do you get there?

Well, the panel is at Hotel Bonaventure, and starts at 18:30. Details here.

Then the welcome party is at 20:30, at Austin's place. Details here. For directions to Austin's house, send me an e-mail. Austin's address is on this flyer. If you're leaving from the Hilton, try these directions.

Hope to see you there!


Comments

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jenunderscore_
1st May, 2007 14:33 (UTC)
Most excellent! If I didn't live all the way in Ottawa, I would come!
sfllaw
1st May, 2007 15:34 (UTC)
Ottawa is only a two-hour bus ride away! :)
jenunderscore_
1st May, 2007 15:57 (UTC)
hehe, and I get off work at 5:30 and have an appointment with the bank at 6:30 and I work the next day?

:P
sfllaw
1st May, 2007 16:42 (UTC)
Details, details. :P
swestrup
1st May, 2007 15:03 (UTC)
I really hope to be able to make it either to the panel discussion or the party afterwards.

BTW: Is the party location really Austin's house? I ask because Google Earth shows large warehouses at that location...

Maybe he has offices there?
sfllaw
1st May, 2007 15:33 (UTC)
He just lives in a converted warehouse. :)
moomlyn
1st May, 2007 21:22 (UTC)
I'll try to make it!
sfllaw
1st May, 2007 22:46 (UTC)
Hurray!
akashayi
1st May, 2007 22:24 (UTC)
That looks like fun! I hope to see pictures!

Maybe you can ask Bruce Schneier if he really uses an epic passpoem, detailing the life of seven mythical norse heroes. :P
sfllaw
1st May, 2007 22:46 (UTC)
I'll try to remember.
scjody
1st May, 2007 23:21 (UTC)
Nah, ask him to sign your ass. More fun.
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sfllaw
2nd May, 2007 14:51 (UTC)
You're down in California. They have this kind of thing there all the time! :)
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kino_kid
2nd May, 2007 02:49 (UTC)
Since I am only reading this now from the West Island, I guess you can count me out. Tonight, I am planning to read the first part of Cory Doctorow's latest manuscript which covers similar topics, so I guess I'll be with you in spirit.
sfllaw
2nd May, 2007 14:51 (UTC)
Is it any good?

The manuscript, I mean.
kino_kid
3rd May, 2007 00:19 (UTC)
What I read last night was fantastic.
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