This textRemote link is the basis for the discussion of the organization of the third conference being planned by Projekt OekonuxRemote link.

This text is most of all an OpenTheoryRemote link project, so recent contributions and current stateRemote link can be found there. Also contributions can be made at any time there. All contributions made are automatically relayed to projekt at oekonux.deRemote link where the conference is prepared.

Besides these notices here there also is a bulletinRemote link from the 2. conference.

To be easier to understand and comment the OpenTheory document is separated into several single pieces. Direct links to each piece are given in the text below. An overview of all sub-projects is here:

1. Basics

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1.1. Content of the conference

1.1.1. Motto

The motto of the conference is

Reichtum durch Copyleft

Kreativität im digitalen Zeitalter


Wealth by copyleft

Creativity in the digital age

It would be nice if topics on the conference would match this motto.

1.1.2. Oekonux track

Another proposal is to have a noticeable fraction of contributions form us, i.e. the people making up the Oekonux project, which tell about what we think on the Oekonux mailing lists. In the past Oekonux conferences this part was very small. This led to many rather basic questions about Oekonux theory in many presentations from those, who didn't know Oekonux well at this time.

An interesting extension of such contributions could be that they give an outline of what happened in the project until now. What has been discussed and where is the respective discussion today.

For this we should reserve an extra day or an extra track. It might be a good idea to take the Thursday for that so people new to Oekonux have the introduction in the beginning. A worse alternative would be to reserve a normal track for such contributions.

It would be nice if such a big introduction into Oekonux theory could be followed by an open end plenary session where the need for general discussions with each other could have a place.

1.1.3. Extending the focus

Another proposal is to widen the focus of the conference to address people not interested in Free Software so much but want to get inspired (e.g. young Attacis).

Perhaps the framework of content can be more shifted to information society for which Free Software is the most developed germ form today. For instance the question of "intellectual property" should play a role. For this it is convenient to include issues far from software (e.g. music, drugs / generica).

We should take into account that the WOS conferenceRemote link three weeks later has a similar concept - though there are also differences. However, there is unfortunately some chance that there is a competition for the same speakers.

Also there may be another conference in the spirit of the OC conference just a week after the Oekonux Conference. This may create even more competition.

1.2. International conference

Once more the conference should be laid out as an international conference. This includes:

Contrary to the 2. conference we should not have a separate English track.

1.3. Responsible body and supporters

The official organizer for the conference is the Projekt Oekonux e.V.Remote link.

The rooms will be supplied by the Department of Philosophy at Vienna UniversityRemote link by courtesy of Herbert HrachovecRemote link. So these are co-organizers.

A possible supporter could be Public Voice LabRemote link.

As further (financial) supporters the following have been asked:

At the Austrian attac summer academy there has been interest in the conference. May be some support could come from Attac Austria.

In Vienna Franz Nahrada organized a group of people. They founded an own mailing listRemote link. May be financial support also is organized by these Vienna based people.

At the 2. conference we had a well working model where sponsors supported certain presentations. If they fit into the conference this could be repeated.

Before and after the 2. conference some donations could be acquired. During the conference we asked the visitors for a donation instead of an admission fee.

2. About the organization

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2.1. Basics

2.1.1. Timing and dates

The conference will take place 2004-05-20 to 2004-05-23 (Thursday to Sunday).

The presentations should be planned in a way so arrival and departure from/to Germany by train are feasible on Thursday or Sunday, respectively.

The following time line is proposed:

Time Activity State
October First meeting in Vienna ok
  Raise financial issue ok
  Room issue resolved ok
  ToDo-Text V1.0 ok
November ToDo-Text V2.0 ok (V3)
Early December CfC beta ok (October)
Late December CfC gets published ok (November)
  Online services get informed ok
February Financial issue resolved  
  Lists [rox] and [hox] are re-founded ok (October)
Early March Deadline for abstracts  
  Press campaign starts  
Late March Decisions about the contributions  
Middle April Conference schedule V1.0 online  
20.-23. May ox3 is running  

2.2. Types of presentations

The possible types of presentations include:

See the Visitor FAQRemote link for an explanation. Further types of presentation are possible on request.

2.3. Infrastructure

2.3.1. Rooms

The rooms will be supplied by the Department of Philosophy at Vienna University.

Childcare and disabled access might have to be considered.

The 1. conference was attended by 170 people, the 2. conference by 150. For the 2. conference more or less exactly came who had registered before.

We need to consider whether we want to have three tracks again which basically will take place in three fixed rooms.

2.3.2. Social infrastructure

2.3.3. Technical infrastructure

2.3.4. Mailing lists

2.3.5. Folder for visitors

All visitors should get an up-to-date folder with at least this content:

2.3.6. Support for the presentations

The presentations need to be cared about. This includes:

Technical briefing for the people doing this job is absolutely necessary.

People supporting a presentation should contact the respective speaker and ask how s/he wants to be introduced and other questions.

2.3.7. Remaining infrastructure

2.4. Money

2.4.1. Expenditures

We must that only expenses agreed to before are refunded. In particular this applies to cases where contributors want the refunding of further persons.

2.4.2. Income

2.5. Announcement

2.5.1. Forms

The announcement of the conference will be more or less exclusively by electronic media.

A German web siteRemote link is set up already. Also a English web siteRemote link.

A template for a paper announcement (flyer, poster) can be made.

We should consider asking Linux print media (e.g. Linux-Magazin) and/or for instance c't (what in Austria?) for a gratis advertisement.

2.5.2. Call for Contributions

The Call for Contributions (no longer "Call for Papers") should be distributed at least to the following addresses. (At the time this version has been written this has been done already except where noted.)

Some addresses can be found in a version of this text for the 2. conferenceRemote link.

2.5.3. Invitation

The invitation should be sent at least to the same as the Call for Contributions.

3. Who should be invited for a presentation?

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3.1. Suggestions

In the following list at the start of each suggestion the suggester is named in square brackets (if known and remembered). In general this should be the person who cares about building contact. If persons are mentioned below they have been sent the Call for Contribution unless noted otherwise. If there is - to my knowledge - some reaction from them already this is also noted.

I tried to create some categories based on content so the list is easier to understand and patterns may become visible.

3.1.1. Principles of Free Software in... / education ...material production science

3.1.2. "Intellectual property" "Intellectual property" in other fields (pharmaceuticals, seeds, genes) Thoughts on copyright / remuneration and alternatives

3.1.3. Free Software Free Software, market, work Free Software in less developed countries

Free Software in the so-called III. World would be an interesting topic. It could range from the governmental decisions for instance in South America to development cooperations like VUM (FranzN knows more).

3.1.4. Theory On Free Software and Information Society in general From a political background Principles of Free Software and organization / domination / law

3.1.5. General From the movement Miscellaneous

3.1.6. More ideas?

Add here or under the header matching best.

3.2. Proposals received so far

Proposals which have been made so far to projekt at should be listed here. The link in the archive should be included so we have a common reference to all proposals here. Also it would be good to include the location someone comes from because (unfortunately) this may be an important aspect in terms of money.

The following table gives the state as of 2004-03-21. It contains the results of the informal opinion poll on link in this encoding

Symbol Meaning
Number Received this many "Must be invited"
0 Had at least one "Should be invited"
/ Had only "Does not matter to me"
- Had at least one "Should not be invited"
? Conflict: Received "Must" and "Should not"

The list is sorted by the results and category.

Result Name OT pox Shortcut Category From
Accept Isabel Saij OTRemote link [pox]Remote link CopyleftArt Art Germany
Accept Meretz / Hipp OTRemote link [pox]Remote link UnionCMS FreeSoftware Germany
Accept Yuwei Lin OTRemote link [pox]Remote link EMACS FreeSoftware Britain
Accept Stefan Merten OTRemote link [pox]Remote link OHAProject Oekonux Germany
Accept Benni Bärmann OTRemote link [pox]Remote link Brötchen Oekonux Germany
Accept Raoul Victor OTRemote link [pox]Remote link Marxism Oekonux France
Accept Graham Seaman OTRemote link [pox]Remote link TechnologySociety Oekonux Britain
Accept Till Mossakowski OTRemote link [pox]Remote link Automation Oekonux Germany
Accept Thomas Atzert OTRemote link [pox]Remote link ImmaterialLabor Politics Germany
Accept Enki Böhm OTRemote link [pox]Remote link Compensate Politics Vienna
Accept Andrius Kulikauskas OTRemote link [pox]Remote link FlashMobs Politics Lithuania
Accept Hans-Gert Gräbe OTRemote link [pox]Remote link ProcessPreparation Politics Germany
Accept Christoph Spehr OTRemote link [pox]Remote link OHANetworks Politics Germany
Accept Glatz / Schandl OTRemote link [pox]Remote link Streifzüge Politics Vienna
Accept Stephan Eissler OTRemote link [pox]Remote link Property Politics Germany
Accept S Bipin Agravat OTRemote link [pox]Remote link IndianVillage Project India
Accept Sheen S. Levine OTRemote link [pox]Remote link Emergence Science Philadelphia/USA
Accept Manfred Füllsack OTRemote link [pox]Remote link IntellectualIncome Science Vienna
Accept Gundolf Freyermuth OTRemote link [pox]Remote link OSPractice Science Arizona/USA
Accept Aputsiaq Janussen OTRemote link [pox]Remote link HackerEthic Science Greenland/Denmark
Accept Michael Zaiser OTRemote link [pox]Remote link SelfOrganization Science Britain
Accept Wolfgang Pircher OTRemote link [pox]Remote link ExchhangeAsBasis Science Vienna
Accept Edward Cherlin OTRemote link [pox]Remote link Simputer Transfer California/USA
Accept J. Martin Pedersen OTRemote link [pox]Remote link FSwIndymedia Transfer Britain
Accept Christian Wagner OTRemote link [pox]Remote link Medication Transfer Germany
Accept Marcin Jakubowski OTRemote link [pox]Remote link FSwEcology Transfer Wisconsin/USA
Accept Gunter van Aken OTRemote link [pox]Remote link WikeResearch Transfer France
Accept Herbert Hrachovec OTRemote link [pox]Remote link OpenArchive Transfer Vienna
Accept Wolfgang Polatzek OTRemote link [pox]Remote link TransformEconomy Transfer Austria
Accept Stefan Matteikat OTRemote link [pox]Remote link ThingInternet Transfer Germany
Accept Andreas Trawöger OTRemote link [pox]Remote link OpenBandwidth Transfer Vienna
Accept George Dafermos OTRemote link [pox]Remote link CounterGlob Transfer Greece
Accept Christof Beaupoil OTRemote link [pox]Remote link FreeHardware Transfer Germany
Accept Claus Müller OTRemote link [pox]Remote link OpenCraft Transfer Germany
Accept Marion Hamm OTRemote link [pox]Remote link Indymedia Transfer Britain
NoInv Jörg Hafer OTRemote link [pox]Remote link ELearning FreeSoftware Germany
NoInv Michele Lionetti OTRemote link [pox]Remote link FreeLibrary FreeSoftware Italy
NoInv Patrice Riemens OTRemote link [pox]Remote link PoliticalEconomyIP Politics France?
NoInv Wolf Göhring OTRemote link [pox]Remote link OvercomingWar Politics Germany
NoInv Helmut Dunkhase OTRemote link [pox]Remote link PlannedEconomy Politics Germany
NoInv Jaco Aizenman OTRemote link [pox]Remote link VirtualRights Politics Costa Rica
NoInv Jaromil OTRemote link [pox]Remote link Rasta Transfer Vienna?
NoInv Thilo Jahn OTRemote link [pox]Remote link UserCommunities Transfer Germany
Reject Sarawut Chutiwongpeti OTRemote link [pox]Remote link VideoArt Art Denmark?
Reject Michael Schreiber OTRemote link [pox]Remote link CopyrightNumbers Art Vienna
Reject Jörg Bergstedt OTRemote link [pox]Remote link CreativeAction Politics Germany
Reject Martin Hardie OTRemote link [pox]Remote link Crisis Politics Mozambique
Reject Felipe Perez Marti OTRemote link [pox]Remote link TaxationPublicGoods Politics Venezuela
Reject Markus Hauser OTRemote link [pox]Remote link Glocondis Project Germany
Reject Marcelo D'Elia Branco OTRemote link [pox]Remote link FSwBrazil Project Brazil
Reject Franz Aigner OTRemote link [pox]Remote link OpenPolitics Transfer Austria
Revoked Aviv Kruglanski OTRemote link [pox]Remote link FreeClothes Transfer Spain