Call for Papers

Call For Papers
4th. World Forum on Free Knowledge
October 17th-21th, 2006, Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela

The IV World Forum on Free Knowledge offers an ideal environment for the exchange of ideas, information, experiences, and knowledge between the different communities interested in the promotion, diffusion and defence of Free Knowledge. The forum will count with Guest Speakers and with presentations selected based on their capacity to communicate, to a general audience, ideas related to practical and theoretical issues associated with the promotion, diffusion and defence of Free Knowledge. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Free Software
Use, diffusion and development of Free Software, tools for collaborative work and platforms for information and communication.

Free Hardware
Opinions and experiences about the feasibility and necessity of transferring the basic concepts of Free Software to the creation of hardware.

Free Culture
Cultural manifestations in the context of a knowledge society.

Economic Aspects
Business models and exchange mechanisms for the free access to Knowledge.

Legal Aspects
Legal models according the new Knowledge Society

Free Art
Artistic manifestations in the context of Free Knowledge.

Migration to Free Software
Experiences and best practices in the process of migrating to Free Software.

Instructions for Authors
Communications will only be accepted in an open format, preferably in Writer or LaTeX formats. The proposals can be submitted in English or Spanish. An article should be written at double space and should not excede 15 pages, including title, author name(s), address, telephone and e-mail of corresponding author. The articles must be sent to before July 31st, 2006. Every paper should indicate a license that allows for its free distribution.

Important Dates
Submissions deadline: July 31st, 2006
Notifications will start on: August 31st, 2006

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