Meeting Co-Sponsored by:
The Fox Valley Chapter of the IEEE
The IIT Center for Professional Development
The IIT Rice Campus Student Association

Eric Raymond talks about
the Open Source Revolution

Eric S. Raymond

author of "The Cathedral and the Bazaar"

Friday April 12 2002 at 7:00pm
IIT Rice Campus Auditorium, Wheaton

Abstract

Eric will talk about `The Open Source Revolution' with five possible modules. He does whichever of these modules the audience tells him it wants in the time available: (a) the bazaar development model (b) socio-anthropology of hacker customs (c) open source economics and business models (d) effective open-source advocacy (e) a long strange trip report (my life as an accidental revolutionary)

Speaker Bio

Eric S. Raymond is an observer-participant anthropologist in the Internet hacker culture. His research has helped explain the decentralized open-source model of software development that has proven so effective in the evolution of the Inter net. His own software projects include one of the Internet's most widely-used email transport programs. Mr. Raymond is also a science fiction fan, a musician, an activist for the First and Second Amendments, and a martial artist with a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.

His home page is at http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr.

Getting to the meeting

This special meeting of UniForum Chicago will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday April 12, 2002, at the Illinois Institute of Technology Rice Campus auditorium .

        IIT Rice Campus
        Auditorium
        201 East Loop Road
        Wheaton, Illinois 60187-8489
Directions to IIT - Rice Campus in Wheaton
The 19-acre campus is located just northeast of the intersection of Naperville and Butterfield roads in south Wheaton's Danada development. The campus is three miles west of the Butterfield Road interchange of the North-South Tollway (I-355) and two miles north of the Naperville Road interchange of the East-West Tollway (I-88).

From the North or South: From I-355 (North-South Tollway), exit westbound at Rt.56/Butterfield Road and proceed west 3 1/2 miles on Butterfield Road to East Loop Road. Turn right onto East Loop Road (Grady's Restaurant and Phillip's 66 Gas Station on the corners); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Grady's and Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building. The Auditorium is in the east hallway of the building.

From the I-294 (Tri-State Tollway), take the I-88 (East-West Tollway) westbound and follow directions "From the East or West" below.

From the East or West: From I-88 (East-West Tollway), take the Naperville Road exit. At the traffic light, turn left onto Naperville Road and continue north for 1 miles to Rt. 56/Butterfield Road. Turn right onto Rt. 56/Butterfield Road and proceed 1/4 mile to the first traffic light (East Loop Road). Turn left on to East Loop Road, (Grady's Restaurant and Phillip's 66 Gas station on the corners); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Grady's and Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building. The Auditorium is in the east hallway of the building.

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