If you’re lucky enough to be anywhere near Palo Alto on Thursday, you might want to check out this Open Source Debate being sponsored by the Federalist Society:
Join professors Lawrence Lessig and F. Scott Kieff as they debate the merits of open source, shared source, and traditional IP rights. Under what circumstances should open source be mandated, or at least encouraged? What are the legal and policy implications of open source — does it foster or inhibit future advances in technology? What are the international implications of open source — does one country or region with open source requirements operate at acompetitive advantage or disadvantage? These and other issues will be debated by two experts in the field.