Building Public Code Commons    (41EM)

June 18, 2002    (41EN)

Workshop Purpose: To explore the Potential and Realities of Building A Public Code Commons: Open Source, Section 508, and Beyond. As information tools become ubiquitous and closely connected to the quality of life and prosperity of individual people, individual communities, and individual countries, a more engaged, active role for people, communities, and countries in the creation of these societal tools must emerge. Societal technologies insufficiently flexible to accommodate connection-making activities among all members adversely affect the whole of society. How is the peer production model of open source contributing to a new societal organization form? How can citizens at risk become co-designers of societal communication networks?    (41EO)

9:30 AM - Coffee    (41EP)

9:55 AM - Welcome - Susan Turnbull, Sr. Program Advisor, GSA and George Brett, Chief Information Architect, End-to-End Performance, Internet2    (41EQ)

10:00 AM - Earth's 911: Building Blocks for a Public Code Commons Over the Past Decade: Principles of Chaordic Organizations and Open Source, Chris Warner, President,    (41ER)

10:40 AM - Section 508 Overview, Craig Holcomb, National Security Agency    (41ES)

11:20 AM - Open Source and Section 508: Introduction to GNOME Accessibility Framework, Marc Mulcahy, GNOME Team, Sun Microsystems, Inc.    (41ET)

12:00 PM - GNOME: Building Blocks for Peer Production Networks, Nat Friedman, one of the founders of GNOME    (41EU)

12:40 PM - Who is Here? Who is Missing from this Dialogue?    (41EV)

1:00 PM- Lunch/ Networking (bring your own bag lunch or RSVP for sandwich & beverage $8.00 cost/person)    (41EW)

2:00 PM - Open Source, Section 508, and Beyond: What Works Today, Janina Sajka, Director, Technology Research & Development, American Foundation for the Blind    (41EX)

2:40 PM - Open Source and Section 508, Jeremy Hogan, Community Relations Manager, Red Hat    (41EY)

3:20 PM - The Mozilla Project, Frank Hecker,    (41EZ)

4:00 PM - Adjournment -Workshop presentations, resources, and member information are at: and    (41F0)