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Saturday, February 22 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Leading by example: How principles of liberty have made technology what it is today.

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What drives technological innovation?  Moreover, what exactly is it and how can we understand it in the context of our current political discourse? 

Phrases like "open source," "peer-to-peer," and "decentralized" were recently mere buzzwords, subject to selective definition by experts and insiders.  However, in the past decade, these phrases have become the stuff of everyday banter, with the principles they embody entering the mainstream of philosophy and politics.

This lingual movement suggests that at least part of the driving forces of technological innovation are the principles of liberty, self-determination, and voluntary collaboration.

This panel will explore:

*specific tactics of innovators and their roots in liberty activism
*the nature of technological innovation as a voluntary community
*the extent to which "liberty" and "technology" describe emergence of the same phenomena in the human species

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Justin Holmes

Chief Chocobo Breeder, slashRoot
I try to regularly engage in acts that prevent me from being taken too seriously. I'm a programmer / activist from beautiful New Paltz, NY. I think I'm a pretty decent Python programmer (for a Django guy - boom). I run a tech collective called slashRoot. Some of you from NY visited... Read More →

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Chris Case

Chris is an avid Linux and open source user/contributor and has been working with Linux professionally for over a decade.He is currently employed by Canonical and works to improve the quality of Ubuntu better for developers and users.
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Daniel Krawisz

Daniel received his master's in physics from The University of Texas at Austin in 2010 and is working on a master's in software engineering from there as well. He learned economics and libertarian theory through the Mises Institute, and in 2011 he passed their Mündliche Prüfung... Read More →
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Cody Wilson

Cody Wilson is a crypto-anarchist and free-market anarchist, and activist, best-known as a founder/director of Defense Distributed, a non-profit organization that develops and publishes open source gun designs, so-called "Wiki Weapons", suitable for 3D printing. Described by Wired... Read More →

Saturday February 22, 2014 2:00pm - 2:45pm EST

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