Open Source Software to be Discussed December 4th

Research News

Purdue faculty and graduate students are invited to join Doctors Stacey Connaughton and Sabine Brunswicker for a virtual event to be held on Friday December 4, 2020 from 1 PM to 2:30 PM EST, as they explore Open Source Software and its implications for innovation. The talk features OSS expert and lawyer Kevin Christopher.

Registration for the event is free, but required. You may register HERE.

The session will include the following topics see attached PDF:

  • OSS – Not just a fad, but a phenomenon with broader implications
  • Developing with OSS: What are the legal implications?
  • OSS and Blockchains: Can OSS principles overcome the challenges of blockchains?
  • What can academia learn from OSS?

Dr. Stacey Connaughton (Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin) is a Professor in the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University and the Director of the Purdue Policy Research Institute (PPRI) in Purdue’s Discovery Park. Her research examines leadership and multi-stakeholder organizing, most recently in the context of political violence prevention initiatives. Dr. Connaughton serves as Director of the Purdue Peace Project (PPP), housed in the Purdue Policy Research Institute. Central to all of her work is helping to inspire everyday citizens to be critical thinkers, problem solvers, effective communicators, and leaders as they work together to address issues that affect their communities.

Dr. Sabine Brunswicker is an internationally recognized scholar with a particular interest in open digital innovation, describing new ways of using information technologies to organize the collective design and use of innovative digital goods. She is a Professor for Digital Innovation, and the Founder and Director of the Research Center for Open Digital Innovation. She is also a Adjunct Professor of Digital Innovation in the School of Information Systems at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Australia. Until 2016, she was Visiting Professor for Digital Innovation at ESADE Business School. Prior to joining Purdue she was Head of Open Innovation at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering in Stuttgart, Germany.

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