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  NOEMA > IDEAS
Libre culture is presently being reduced to economic, moral, technological or legal logics, all of which (in different ways) claim to circumvent the political and move us along effortlessly in straight, non-political lines (Berry 2004).
Insofar as libre culture eschews the political, we argue, it is not likely to be very democratic in its effects at all.
Which is to say, it is about time that libre culture meaningfully engaged with various other struggles against the commodification of knowledge, as they are expressed, for example, in terms of native knowledge, farmers, the sick, and workers more generally.
www.noemalab.org /sections/ideas/ideas_articles/berry_moss_libre_commons.html   (4320 words)

  
 Library Autonomous Zone: Critique of the creative commons
The Libre Society David M. Berry and Giles Moss have recently written a polemic critiquing the creative commons (see the extended entry for the full article).
In response, Berry and Moss have created the Libre Society and launched the Libre Commons project, "a set of licenses which reject the legalistic and 'culture as resource' position of the Creative Commons and instead hope to develop a concept of the creative multitude through political action and ethical practices.
It is to the political struggle of libre culture and the commons that we finally turn.
gort.ucsd.edu /mtdocs/archives/laz/002558.html   (2796 words)

  
 Libre Society -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Libre Society is a (A person who has radical ideas or opinions) radical artistic and cultural movement that is committed to releasing free/libre/open-source art, music and literature.
The Libre Society released a (A public declaration of intentions (as issued by a political party or government)) manifesto, called the (Click link for more info and facts about Libre Manifesto) Libre Manifesto, as its call to action.
Set up by (A person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination) artists and (A person who uses the mind creatively) intellectuals, it rejects art as merely objects to be bought and sold and instead reaffirms art as liberating, transformatory and emancipatory.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/L/Li/Libre_Society.htm   (232 words)

  
 Libre Society - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Libre Sociey has been inspired by the copyleft movement, the 1960s situationists and writers such as Antonio Negri, Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, Karl Marx, Carl Schmitt and Friedrich Nietzsche.
Libre Commons Licenses have been launched which are expressly political in nature and attempt to counter the anodyne Creative Commons licenses which have been criticised for being too friendly to the content industries.
Copy Rip Burn is a touring show of work and art around created and inspired by the Libre Manifesto.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Libre_Society   (273 words)

  
 REVISITING THE INTELLECTUAL HERITAGE OF A FREE SOCIETY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Failing to clearly distinguish between society and the state, Aristotle said that the purpose of the state was to advance the well-being and happiness of the members of political society.
Distinguishing between a militant society, in which war prevails and the government controls the lives of the citizens, and industrial society where people produce and trade peacefully, Spencer observes that the state interferes with natural evolutionary processes.
Friedrich A. Hayek (1899-1992) was concerned with the nature, scope, limits, use, and abuse of reason and formulated a largely antirationalist theory of a free society based on the inevitable ignorance and fatal conceit of intellectuals who think that they can design an economy better than what would result from the voluntary interactions of individuals.
www.quebecoislibre.org /06/060917-3.htm   (7458 words)

  
 Implementation of IST Programme support to libre software
The Information Society Technologies programme implements the research and technology development aspects of support to libre software.
Libre software undertakings are mentioned as one the sets of actors whose needs should be addressed by the research and development.
The second phase would cover the cost of the libre software development up to threshold of usefulness allowing first release for each development initiation project, and the costs for the network of excellence operations in that second phase.
pauillac.inria.fr /~lang/libre/reperes/local/free-IST.html   (1163 words)

  
 The politics of the libre commons
Be this as it may, we argue that contestation and the politicization of libre culture is a positive development, a healthy by–product of a growing and maturing movement.
Libre culture is presently being reduced to economic, moral, technological or legal logics, all of which (albeit in different ways) claim to circumvent the political and move us along effortlessly in straight, non–political lines (Berry, 2004).
Which is to say, it is about time that libre culture meaningfully engaged with various other struggles against the commodification of knowledge, as they are expressed, for example, in terms of the pirating of native knowledge, environmentalism, GM foods, welfare rights, drug patenting, and worker’s rights and struggle more generally.
www.firstmonday.org /issues/issue11_9/berry/index.html   (5914 words)

  
 Main Page - My Wiki
Libre Society is an assemblage of the creative multitude who are concerned with exploring the intersections between critical thought, technology, art and transformative practice.
The Libre Society provides a shared socio-technical field for artistic, cultural, intellectual and political production that is free for use and reuse (copyleft).
We are launching our new project, Libre Commons which is a set of licences which reject the legalistic and 'culture as resource' position of the Creative Commons and instead hope to develop a concept of the creative multitude through political action and ethical practices.
www.libresociety.org   (230 words)

  
 TUCSON'S BARRIO LIBRE
the division known as the Barrio Libre, with its tortuous lanes and alleys, its uninviting adobes with their cool, roomy courtyards in the interiors, its motley population of Mexicans and Indians, and the mellifluous chatter of la lengua oastellana, looks a bit of old Mexico transplanted to the Northern Republic."
Here, the Mescalian could imbibe his fill, and either male or female could, in peaceful intoxication, sleep on the sidewalk or in the middle of the streets, with all their ancient rights respected.
A 'free district' such as the Barrio Libre, outside the city's tight control, was a very important element in a city complex.
southwest.library.arizona.edu /barr/body.1_div.2.html   (4567 words)

  
 The Withering of Civil Society | makeworlds
Disciplinary societies, as I suggested earlier, are characterized by the enclosures or institutions that serve as the skeleton or backbone of civil society; these enclosures define the striae of social space.
Civil society, as we have seen, is central to a form of rule, or government, as Foucault says, that focuses, on the one hand, on the identitv of the citizen and the processes of civilization and, on the other hand, on the organization of abstract labor.
Even in the society of control, labor is still the »savage beast« that Hegel feared, refusing to he subjugated and tamed - and perhaps its potential is even greater today when it is no longer engaged, mediated, and disciplined through the institutions of civil society as it was in the previous paradigm.
makeworlds.org /node/99   (3514 words)

  
 For Total Freedom of Conscience | International Humanist and Ethical Union
Libre Pensée and the National Secular Society of Britain have decided to address jointly all citizens and all associations, whether rationalist, sceptic, freethinking, humanist or secularist, who are fighting in Europe for secularism.
The National Secular Society and Libre Pensée are calling for a massive campaign on the part of supporters of secularism in Europe to defeat this clerical offensive.
Libre Pensée and the National Secular Society call upon all rationalist, sceptical, freethinking, humanist and secular organizations and the citizens of the various countries in Europe to take part in the European secular gathering in Paris on Saturday 6 December, 2003:
www.iheu.org /node/982   (610 words)

  
 UPGRADE: Vol. VI, Issue no. 3, June 2005 (Libre Software as A Field of Study)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Libre (free, open source) software has evolved during the last decade from an obscure, marginal phenomenon into a relatively well-known, widely available, extensively used set of applications.
Libre software solutions are even market leaders in some segments and are experiencing huge growth in others.
It avoids the ambiguity of "free" in English, since "libre" means only "free as in free speech", and the term is used in Europe in particular, although its first use can be traced to the United States (2).
www.upgrade-cepis.org /issues/2005/3/upgrade-vol-VI-3.html   (3241 words)

  
 Situationist - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
One way or another, the currents which the SI took as predecessors saw their purpose as involving a radical redefinition of the role of art in the twentieth century.
This idea is also an interesting forerunner of the SI's later determination not to be 'recuperated' and thus rendered harmless by spectacular society, instead remaining aloof and refusing to 'explain' themselves or their ideas.
The Situationists would argue that society reaches the level of the spectacle when nearly all aspects of culture and experience have become mediated by capitalist social relation.
www.sevenhills.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Situationism   (2064 words)

  
 americas.org - New Government, Same Old Generals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Despite the Berger government's widely publicized military reduction plans, and the subsequent positive reaction from the international community, the House and Senate subcommittees on Foreign Affairs have left the ban intact for 2005--continuing the restrictions which have been in place since the 1990 murder of American businessman Michael Devine.
Led by current and retired government and military officials, these prominent men use their positions to manipulate the justice system--enjoying impunity from crimes against those who threaten the powers' financial interests and those who seek to prosecute current or retired officials for wartime human rights abuses.
SEDEM has demanded that until victims of the armed conflict are paid, the Access to Information Law is passed--forcing the army to render their expense accounts, and the government issues a reintegration plan for t he thousands of newly retired troops, the embargo should remain intact.
www.americas.org /item_15727   (1033 words)

  
 GPL society - OekonuxWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The idea of a GPL society was brought into the Oekonux debate by Stefan Merten, and prominently used for the first time in his paper and Linuxtag speech “GNU/Linux andndash milestone on the way towards a GPL society”.
GPL society describes something new, which we try to discover, explore and understand in the Oekonux project.
See also Libre Society for a theorisation of a possible alternative potentiality.
en.wiki.oekonux.org.uk /GPL_society   (208 words)

  
 Participatory Society - Participatory Innovations in Politics, Culture, Government, Economics, and Management
It is especially apparent in manifestations of "direct democracy," in international development projects, and in efforts of primarily left-of-center activists and theoreticians striving to open up civil society.
Libre Society - A radical left open source cultural organization: "Libre Society is an assemblage of the creative multitude who are concerned with exploring the intersections between critical thought, technology, art and transformative practice.
The Libre Society provides a shared socio-technical field for artistic, cultural, intellectual and political production that is free for use and reuse (copyleft)."
www.acs.brockport.edu /~gsaxton/participatorysociety_links.htm   (1285 words)

  
 Libre Society Info - Bored Net - Boredom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Libre Society Info - Bored Net - Boredom
The Libre Society has released a manifesto called the Libre Manifesto as a call to action.
The Libre Sociey has been inspired by the copyleft movement and the 1960s situationists.
www.borednet.com /e/n/encyclopedia/l/li/libre_society.html   (198 words)

  
 La Libre Pensée Francaise (French Freethinkers) | International Humanist and Ethical Union
Membership of the Libre Pensée is open to all who agree to respect its statutes - which include an undertaking not to practice religion nor to permit ones minor children to do so.
Holding that all beliefs are worthy of critical examination, the Libre Pensee intends neither to impose nor to allow to be imposed any limit on its actions other than the pursuit of objective truth and humanity.
The Libre Pensée is a federation that guarantees the freedom of action, opinion and administration of its affiliated groups and their members.
www.iheu.org /node/1390   (372 words)

  
 americas.org - New Government, Same Old Generals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In light of the recent military reductions which were finalized June 30th, the Guatemalan government has declared the need for new equipment to both enhance border protection and combat narco-trafficking.
Led by current and retired government and military officials, these prominent men use their positions to manipulate the justice system--enjoying impunity from crimes against those who threaten the powers' financial interests and those who seek to prosecute current or retired officials for wartime human rights abuses.
SEDEM has demanded that until victims of the armed conflict are paid, the Access to Information Law is passed--forcing the army to render their expense accounts, and the government issues a reintegration plan for t he thousands of newly retired troops, the embargo should remain intact.
americas.org /item_15727   (1033 words)

  
 Political Friendster - The Libre Society - Connections
The Libre Society provides a shared socio-technical field for artistic, cultural, intellectual and political production.
The Libre Society is keen to start collaborative projects, extra adventures and creative alliances.
I think that the polyglot libre society manifesto makes an interesting read, though it is a little prolix in patches.
politicalfriendster.com /showPerson.php?id=488&name=The-Libre-Society   (152 words)

  
 Sociedad De Libre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
La sociedad de Libre es un movimiento artístico y cultural radical que está confiado a lanzar arte, música y la literatura de free/libre/open-source.
La sociedad de Libre lanzó un manifiesto, llamado el manifiesto de Libre, como su visita a la acción.
El Libre Sociey ha sido inspirado por el movimiento del copyleft, los situationists de los años 60 y los escritores tales como Antonio Negri, Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, Karl Marx, Carl Schmidt y Friedrich Nietzsche.
www.yotor.net /wiki/es/so/Sociedad%20De%20Libre.htm   (240 words)

  
 circle.ch :: Civil Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
I do not say, global information sources are not to manipulate, but I assume it is more difficult to control a civil society with individuals having their own opinion.
As a civil society finally has full access to ICT, it needs a) to be able to form an individual opinion and b) different structures and organisations to realize those opinions.
Once, a civil society has its ICT access, presumably a process of reorganisation or reformation of the system of (democratic) federalism has to follow up.
www.circle.ch /blog/c25.html   (4099 words)

  
 Libre Society - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Libre Society - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
This page was last modified 17:04, 8 Jun 2005.
This encyclopedia, history, geography and biography article about Libre Society contains research on
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Libre_Society   (241 words)

  
 Free Software / Open Source: Information Society Opportunities for Europe?
The impact of open source technology is expected to be quite noticeable in the software industry, and in society as a whole.
It allows for novel development models, which have already been demonstrated to be especially well suited to efficiently take advantage of the work of developers spread across all corners of the planet.
The working group on Libre Software was created at the initiative of the Information Society Directorate General of the European Commission.
eu.conecta.it /paper   (523 words)

  
 An Interview with the Estacion Libre collective
Estacion Libre operates a living and work space in San Cristobal de las Casas for people of color activists who wish to do work and human rights observation in Chiapas.
Estacion Libre would form a network where people could share ideas, support each other, and maintain the international links.
Our vision on this side, here in Mexico, is that Estacion Libre be a vibrant space for people of color activists to do work, for it to develop into a good training ground and organizing center where people can learn and dialogue in an overall revolutionary setting.
www.zmag.org /chiapas1/elibreint.htm   (1426 words)

  
 Guy Debord's letters
I came to know Editions Champ Libre quite late, in the summer of 1971, because it already had a certain modern and subversive prestige, and because they proposed to me to re-publish [The Society of the] Spectacle against the Masperizer[18] Buchet.
[23] And I do not believe that Champ Libre has dumfounded our contemporaries with a disconcerting display of historical science: rather, I am struck by the idea of finding out how many other editors are ignorant and unfortunate in their choices of incapable people to pay.
It is thus necessary to leave to their annihilation those who, against all good sense, claim that everything that Champ Libre has published has my literary (and maybe political) approval.
www.notbored.org /debord-26December1976.html   (3711 words)

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