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Proprietary Influences in Free and Open Source Software: Lessons to Open and Universal Internet Standards

Time: 
Wed, 2011-09-28 11:00 - 12:30

Concise Description:
The Motor Vehicles Manufacturers Association in America before World War II shared inventions among its members without a licence fee of any kind the same way home cooking recipes have been shared across kitchens since the beginning of human culture. In the field of Computers, in the 50's and 60's software produced by the Computer Science academics were freely shared. Software was generally distributed in the spirit of sharing.

Session Organiser: 
ISOC India Chennai

On the outside, looking in, real world solutions to effective participation in ICAN, IGF and ITU

Time: 
Fri, 2011-09-30 09:00 - 10:30

Concise Description:
Description:
It is neither easy nor simple to follow or effectively participate in the organizations that manage the Internet’s resources. This session will look at what the barriers are, what efforts are being made to remove them, and how everyone from civil society to governments to business, in both developed and developing countries, can improve their participation in key Internet organizations.

Approach:
The panelists have participated in key Internet organizations at the highest levels, and often been advocates for greater participation by others.

Session Organiser: 
NXT

Transforming Higher Education through Broadband– Maximizing the Opportunities

Time: 
Wed, 2011-09-28 09:00 - 10:30

Concise Description:
Maximizing the value and impact of broadband on education, and in particular higher education, is a fundamentally important issue for the next generation of any country or region. Broadband access,and the opportunities for the youth and the next generations, are an essential element of the future of the information and knowledge society as well as national economic and social development.

Session Organiser: 
Verizon Communications

Citizen Empowerment Through the Social Use of ICTs

Time: 
Wed, 2011-09-28 16:30 - 18:00

Concise Description:
We are living a historic moment like no other, in which the ownership of the technology goes beyond the elimination of digital divide, is undoubtedly the key to eliminating inherited social gaps that have to do with social development, participation, employment, education, health ... in short to human development.

Session Organiser: 
Cybervolunteers Foundation

e-Participation Principles

Time: 
Thu, 2011-09-29 09:00 - 10:30

Concise Description:
The workshop will consist of a roundtable discussion, in order to ensure maximum interaction among participants. The issues will be framed as questions, in order to foster a more focused debate and to reach more concrete outcomes.

Session Organiser: 
DiploFoundation

Challenging Myths about Young People and the Internet

Time: 
Thu, 2011-09-29 14:30 - 16:00

Concise Description:
This workshop explores common claims about the impact of the Internet on children and young people & invites participants to explore the evidence base for each. It will identify where policy initiatives are based on misconceptions about young people and the Internet; and will look at areas where current evidence is lacking.

The workshop will draw upon a discussion paper outlining ‘myths’ that young participants in past IGFs, and partner organisations, have identified.

Session Organiser: 
Practical Participation

How Can we Reach the Media Have-Nots of the Developed and Developing Worlds?

Time: 
Thu, 2011-09-29 16:30 - 18:00

Concise Description:
Video and Audio media will become the predominant traffic on the Internet in future, and broadcast services continue to expand in spite of predictions to the contrary. Media ‘access technologies’ will become ever more necessary and valuable to those who have disabilities and to those not yet literate.

In 2011, ITU-T established a Focus Group on media accessibility, open to all interested parties, to bring together the requirements and systems across all the different media platforms – Internet, IPTV, and Broadcasting.

Session Organiser: 
ITU/United Nations

SWOT Analysis of the Impact of Mobile Internet on Internet Governance in Africa

Time: 
Fri, 2011-09-30 14:30 - 16:00

Concise Description:
Mobile internet is no longer luxury in Africa, it has become a vital tool for fostering Social, Economic and Technological Development in Africa.

Session Organiser: 
AfriNIC

Are we Meeting the Challenges of Bringing Content and Access to the World?

Time: 
Tue, 2011-09-27 09:00 - 10:30

Concise Description:
TODAY, THE WORLD HAS SLIGHTLY OVER 2 BILLION USERS OF THE GLOBAL INTERNET. CONTENT IN BOTH ENGLISH AND OTHER LANGUAGES IS GROWING, AND CHANGES IN THE DEVICES ACCESSING THE INTERNET ARE BRINGING INTERNET ACCESS TO USERS IN REGIONS AND COUNTRIES AT AN EXPONENTIALLY RAPID PACE. ACCESS TO THE GLOBAL INTERNET HAS EVOLVED QUICKLY FROM DESKTOP AND WIRED TO AN ALWAYS-ON AND ALWAYS-ACCESSIBLE ENVIRONMENT BASED ON MOBILE DEVICES. SPECTRUM IS PROVIDING A UBIQUITOUS ENVIRONMENT FOR CONNECTIVITY AND INTEROPERABILTY.

Session Organiser: 
Technology Education Institute