14th RMLL in Brussels in July 2013

Nicolas Pettiaux nicolas at pettiaux.be
Tue Dec 4 20:33:20 CET 2012

Dear all,

The proposal of the Belgian team has been accepted by the selection

The next and 14th Rencontres mondiales du logiciel et de la culture libre
(RMLL) will take place in Brussels (ULB where Fosdem takes place) from July
6 till 11, 2013 and at the Europeal Parliament on Tuesday 9 July 2013 14h.
Erik Josefsson in cc. is the person coordinating the activity at the EP.

See http://2012.rmll.info to have an idea about last year programme (more
than 300 talks and workshops during 6 days)

Mrs Pamela Samuelson <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pamela_Samuelson> will
give the keynote on *Wednesday July 10 2013 at 10 am * a master talk
entitled *« (Is copyright reform possible ? »*).

This talk will be followed by a panel discussion with high profile decision
makers, typically European representatives, influencers, artists ... As
much as possible, the talk will be interpreted to English, French and

*Pamela Samuelson* is the Richard M. Sherman '74 Distinguished Professor of
Law and Information Management at the University of California,
a joint appointment in the UC
Berkeley School of
the School of Law<http://www.ischool.berkeley.edu/people/faculty/pamelasamuelson>.
She was appointed Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law
Fall 2007 term <http://law.harvard.edu/faculty/directory/facdir.php?id=745>.>
She is also Co-Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and

Her principal area of study is intellectual
She has written and spoken about the challenges that new information
technologies are posing for public policy and traditional legal regimes and
is an advisor for the Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic,
which she established in 2000 with her husband, Bob Glushko.

She is a Fellow of the Association for Computing
a Contributing Editor of Communications of the ACM, a past Fellow of
the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur
an Honorary Professor of the University of
received the Anita
Borg Institute Women of Vision
Impact in 2005<http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4056086/Perlman-Samuelson-Tsao-honored-for-innovations>.
She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Frontier
of the Open
Source Applications
as well as a member of the Advisory Board for the Electronic Privacy
Information Center<http://wiki2013.rmll.info/index.php?title=Electronic_Privacy_Information_Center&action=edit&redlink=1>.


We would like to make this RMLL a truly large, international event, pushing
free software and hacking. Mitch Altman will also coordinate a "fabulous
hacking area" (http://wiki2013.rmll.info/index.php/Fabulous_hacking_area;
to contribute to the wiki, enter the login BRU2013 and password
"auquotidien", and the word "libre" if you want to create yourself a login.
The general password can be spread to any interested person. It is only
meant to prevent harvesting by robots)


Please spread and consider participating to this event that we hope to make
it a pleasant one, maybe inspired by FISL http://softwarelivre.org/fisl13

We plan to have a preparation meeting during Fosdem (2 and 3  February 2013
in Brussels). About Fosdem, I can book 27 beds in a close auberge de
jeunesse (direct bus to ULB) at the price of 22 € per night. Please let me
know quickly if interested.

Hope to read you and meet you,

Nicolas Pettiaux, dr. sc - gsm : 0496 24 55 01 - rmll.be
Rencontres mondiales du logiciel et de la culture libre - Bruxelles,
World libre software and culture meeting - Brussels,  July 6 to 11, 2013
Lepacte.be - « promouvoir les libertés numériques en Belgique » - hetpact.be
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