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zelig.rc2 - Information wants to be free

PAR ZELIG.RC2
    With this melting pot of good reasons to meet and meet again, we intend to call back this good old hacker principle : Information wants to be free. It must not, as an impotent injunction, it wants, as the political stake is our freedom to move, think, code, talk, love, create, innovate. Information wants to break free, because it cannot be submitted to commercial diktats nor police injunctions.

What is zelig.rc2 ? On December 9th-15th, a week of workshops, demonstrations, encounters, debates, on networks, communication, free software and electronic resistance. A week during which people will talk about technics, politics, desires, creations, movements...

After the European meeting of December 2000 (zeligConf), and the hexagonal meeting of February 2001 (no-zelig), we again want to open a temporary communication laboratory, a space-time of knowledge and skills, an autonomous zone where could converge and combine cultures of hack and activism, practises of counter-information and productive spirit of free software, creativity of social movements and networks community.

So, this time again we want to bet on mixing experiences, on hybridation of identities, on transversality of thoughts and practises. We want to bet on productive cooperation between multiple realities of contest and social innovation acting up in the folds of Reality.

zelig.rc2 will articulate auround several themes, which will lead to practical workshops and presentations, so as to encounters, conferences and debates. A diversity of forms which we hope will allow to combine technical an political approaches of all questions tackled.

- Electronic resistance : personal data protection, confidentiality of exchanges via Internet, computer securisation, disobedience to general invigilation, "digital worker" charter.

- Cyberfeminism is an attitude : gender and technology, indentity and machine. Theories and practises of those badgirls who love machines and play with identity.

- Alternative communication : tools (webposting, mailing lists), experiences (sindominio, collectifs.net, samizdat.net, Indymedia, etc.), confronting the media power, cooperation at an European level.

In the stitches of this thematic net, will also be open several works. Specifically : free software for kids and education, ressources for associative networks (firewall, inner democracy), wireless communication (WiFi), electronic contest software (Reamweaver), etc.

At last, zelig.rc2 will be the occasion to present certain initiatives and projects : no-log (non-logged connection services), l'Autre net (alternative provider), AlternC (software kit for websites hosting), Plug'n'Politix (political initiative), Glasnost (Intranet fot associations), Libre entreprise, Fédération informatique et liberté, hacklabs (Italy, Spain)...

With this melting pot of good reasons to meet and meet again, we intend to call back this good old hacker principle : Information wants to be free. It must not, as an impotent injunction, it wants, as the political stake is our freedom to move, think, code, talk, love, create, innovate. Information wants to break free, because it cannot be submitted to commercial diktats nor police injunctions.

Paris, October 3rd 2002

INFORMATION WANT TO BE FREE !!!
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