Fwd: Discuss Digest, Vol 19, Issue 1
abloodworth at berkeley.edu
Tue Feb 12 00:35:49 UTC 2008
This looks like a very interesting conference! Maybe someone on this
list in Europe might be interested in going?
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> 1. call: Opportunities and limitations of the open source models
> of innovation and the role of intellectual property rights
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> open source models of innovation and the role of intellectual
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> Please, consider to participate to/submit your work
> to/spread the word about our conference on OSS and IPR:
> CONFERENCE CALL
> DIME - DRUID Fundamental on Open and Proprietary Innovation
> Opportunities and limitations of the open source models of
> innovation and the role of intellectual property rights
> June 17, 2008, Copenhagen, DK
> Fundamental web site:
> (if the above links do not work, please copy and paste them
> into your browser)
> The Fundamental is held in conjunction with the DRUID
> celebration conference: http://www.druid.dk/celebration2008
> When discussing the impact of information and communication
> technology (ICT) on knowledge diffusion, when investigating
> the creation of value through community-based innovation,
> when imagining policies able to improve the IPR structure,
> what is really at stake is a broader and more fundamental
> question: What is the most suitable structure for
> knowledge production?
> Until recently, it was commonly assumed that innovation
> benefited from the firms ability to appropriate the rents
> from its investments in R&D, through the use of
> intellectual property rights, secrecy, and the like. This
> assumption is being increasingly challenged.
> The growth, widespread use, and establishment of
> alternative models of knowledge creation and appropriation
> all raise the intriguing possibility that innovation might
> successfully be incubated under far more open conditions,
> often associated with non-proprietary IPRs.
> Thus, Open Source or Free development methods have
> raised their profile, and the use of General Public Licence
> (GPL), Copyleft, Creative Commons licence, and other
> licensing forms, as well as new approaches like free
> revealing and crowd sourcing, etc., are not unfamiliar
> alternatives. Especially the software sector has
> experimented with such alternatives.
> In this Fundamental, we will focus on discussing the
> opportunities and limitations of the free and open source
> models of innovation in the context of intellectual
> property rights. Examples of questions to be addressed
> include (but are not limited to) the following:
> * Many firms have developed business models based on
> the free and open source development methods, but how
> sustainable are these models in practice?
> * What are possibilities, benefits and welfare effects
> for firms and nations, as well as the costs, of the new
> alternative approaches, and what is the role of
> intellectual property rights?
> * Who are the stakeholders in the free and open source
> models, what are their respective interests, and how do
> they interact to create value or solve conflicts?
> * Are the free and open source development methods
> suitable for architectural innovation? For radical
> * Is the engine of the free and open source
> development approach limited to software, or can it
> successfully be extended into other areas such as
> biotechnology, mechanical engineering, agriculture or the
> creative industries?
> We seek to gather contributions from different points of
> view, to unveil the complexities of the issues, and to go
> into depth.
> - Structure of the DIME - DRUID Fundamental
> The Fundamental will consist of paper sessions and a round
> table debate of leading scholars who have demonstrated wide
> knowledge of the issues raised. The confirmed speakers by
> now are
> - Keith Aoki (University of California, Davis)
> - Ashish Arora (Carnegie Mellon University)
> - Carliss Y. Baldwin (Harvard Business School)
> - James Bessen (Boston University and Research on
> - Jean-Michel Dalle (University Pierre-et-Marie-Curie)
> - Paul David (Stanfod University and Oxford Internet
> - Alfonso Gambardella (Università Commerciale "Luigi
> - Rishab Ghosh (MERIT)
> - Bronwyn Hall (University of California, Berkeley)
> - Joachim Henkel (Munich University of Technology)
> - Dietmar Harhoff (University of Munich)
> - Georg von Krogh (ETH Zürich)
> Please, check the Fundamental web site
> (http://www.dime-eu.org/wp14/conferences/ipross) in order
> to find the updated list.
> In the spirit of the open source model, we strongly
> encourage audience participation, and will try to create a
> discussion as open as possible.
> Participants who have registered for the Fundamental are
> invited to submit papers via the Fundamental section on the
> DRUID website before March 31st, 2008, so that they can be
> made available to everyone registered for the Fundamental.
> Only original and not already published papers at a
> reasonable standard will be accepted. The papers will be
> published in the DIME IPR working paper series and hosted
> on the Fundamental web site (see web details below). If the
> quality and the number of the submitted papers allows it,
> the best papers will also receive the opportunity to be
> presented at a poster session which will run during the
> - Further information regarding this Fundamental, such as
> confirmed speakers and the programme, will appear on the
> link to the Fundamental on both the:
> * DIME web site:
> http://www.dime-eu.org/wp14/conferences/ipross, and the
> * DRUID web site: www.druid.dk/celebration2008
> - Publication plans
> * The papers will be posted online as part of the DIME
> Working Paper Series on Intellectual Property Rights as
> well as on the DRUID conference website.
> * It is planned to publish the best papers from the
> Fundamental in a special edition of the International
> Journal of Technology and Globalisation.
> - Venue
> * The Fundamental venue is Copenhagen Business School.
> * The Fundamental will be followed by a conference
> dinner in the Restaurant Cassiopeia, at the Tycho Brahe
> Planetarium in Copenhagen.
> * For other information on the venue (hotels, maps,
> etc.) check the DRUID conference web site
> - Registration
> * The Fundamental is open at no additional costs for
> DRUID conference participants. The DRUID conference web
> site www.druid.dk/celebration2008 will be open for
> registration by January 1st, 2008.
> * There is no fee for those wishing to participate in
> the Fundamental alone. Registration of such can take place
> by emailing ipr_oss.ino at cbs.dk.
> * Everyone (or as far as space allows on a first come
> first served basis) can attend the dinner at the Restaurant
> Cassiopeia at a minimum fee (check the web site).
> - Organizers
> Birgitte Andersen (University of London, Birkbeck),
> Lee Davis (Copenhagen Business School), and
> Francesco Rullani (Copenhagen Business School)
> Francesco Rullani
> Assistant Professorship in Management and Economics of
> INO, Dept. of Innovation and Organizational Economics
> Copenhagen Business School
> Kilevej 14A, 3rd floor, office 3.81,
> 2000 Frederiksberg,
> Ph: +45 3815 2992
> Fax: +45 3815 2540
> email: fr.ino at cbs.dk
> Homepage: https://mail.sssup.it/~rullani
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