[Linux-aus] Re: [Osia-discuss] Panel session at CeBIT - Open Source underpins Aussie innovation

Janet Hawtin lucychili at gmail.com
Wed May 10 06:37:04 UTC 2006

On 5/9/06, Brett Hooker <brett.hooker at saucesoft.com> wrote:
> Folks,
> I know this has been discussed on the lists, but let me assert that
> there is nothing "wanky" about innovation.  Innovation is critical to
> sustaining economic growth in any economy, and particularly ours as we
> move more and more towards knowledge and service industries to sustain
> our lifestyle.  When the time comes for our economy to contract, as
> these things are want to do from time to time, innovation will play a
> fundamental role in underpinning the minimisation and recovery from such.
> I trust things are going well at CeBIT, and I'm looking forward to
> meeting a few on you down there on Thursday.
> Thanks,
> Brett

So if we want to hit the same people where they care on Software
Freedom Day we could theme it Freedom to Innovate ? Or will folks be
over the word by September?
I guess it seems important to me to get through to these same people
that they have to protect the conceptual and practical free space
which enables people to try things given any specific 'here' starting
point. Including a proprietory saturated 'here' in a DMCA landscape.


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