The CPSR Compiler - August 2005
The CPSR Compiler - August 2005 - 4.2
COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS for SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Turning Thoughts to Actions
* CPSR's ANNUAL MEMBERS' MEETING and WIENER AWARD
* WEBSITE UPDATE
* CPSR IN THE PRESS
* CPSR NEWS
* UPCOMING MEETINGS RELATED TO THE UN WORLD SUMMIT
ON THE INFORMATION SOCIETY (WSIS)
* NON-CPSR OPPORTUNITIES
SAVE THE DATE ! STAY TUNED !
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29th
CPSR's ANNUAL MEMBERS' MEETING
11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
All Saints Episcopal Church
555 Waverley (between University and Hamilton)
PALO ALTO, CA, USA
followed by a
NORBERT WIENER AWARD RECEPTION
Please consider joining us for the annual members' meeting
and/or Norbert Wiener Award Reception. The Meeting is an
opportunity for members to meet with the Board and a newly
forming Advisory Council, face-to-face, for an extended
discussion focusing intensively on the state of CPSR and
a 5 year Strategic Plan. The Board wants members to be
involved in planning our future direction and prospects.
By the way, at a Members' Meeting, The CPSR ByLaws state
that, "Ten percent (10%) of the members shall constitute a
quorum for the transaction of business at a meeting of the members."
We will announce special steps to facilitate that conversation.
For now, please save the date.
Please contact Susan at email@example.com or 650-322-3778 if you
would like to help with planning or logistics for October 29th.
Our thanks to the member who let us know that a link to Jeff
Johnson's February 1996 article, "The Information Highway
from Hell: A Worse-Case Scenario," was no longer available
on the site. With the member's further help, of sending the file,
DiHuyen was able to repost it to
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, if you cannot find content
now that has been on the website.
Also, we appreciate reports of other glitches, typos and/or
grammatical errors, to help CPSR present its best face to the world.
Thanks to Peter Wood's self-initiative and organizing,
and Andrew Calvo for O'Reilly's generosity, again,
Peter, Bill Maiden, and Barbara Miller had a great
time representing us at a CPSR booth and attending sessions
at O'Reilly's Open Source Convention (OSCON 2005) in
Portland, OR, August 1-5,. The energy was great. Some of the
talks were really informative. There were about 2,000 attendees.
Overall a very good feeling. The O'Reilly folks were
really nice and easy to work with. Joichi Ito and Andy
Oram stopped by the booth, as well as several other CPSRer's.
CPSR's MINNESOTA CHAPTER MET WITH MINNESOTA
FUTURISTS on August 13th For A Discussion of "The World
is Flat," by Tom Friedman.
Susan Evoy, CPSR's Managing Director, will not be working
September 2nd to September 11th.
CPSR IN THE PRESS
CPSR was featured this month in the newsletter,
The Server Room. CPSR was recommended to over 19,000
subscribed Canadian women interested in business and/or technology.
UPCOMING MEETINGS RELATED TO THE UN WORLD SUMMIT
ON THE INFORMATION SOCIETY (WSIS)
CPSR will be attending and participating at upcoming meetings
related to the UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS):
1. Third Preparatory meeting for Sept 19-30, Geneva, Switzerland.
2. Summit , November 16-19, Tunis, Tunisia
To join the discussion of CPSR's role in WSIS, subscribe to
the "infosoc" list via http://lists.cpsr.org/lists/info/infosoc
Contact Robert Guerra for details about opportunities for how
to participate in CPSR's delegation. You can email him at:
CIS Non-Residential Fellowships
Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society
Non-Residential Fellows work independently and with CIS
staff and faculty on projects related to CIS' mission.
These non-supported fellowships allow practitioners to
benefit from synergies with Stanford Law School in their
scholarly research. Non-Residential Fellows are encouraged
to make their work available through CIS and to present
their work at the CIS Speaker Series.
This fellowship is particularly appropriate for individuals
who are interested in studying a cyberlaw issue or working
on a cyberlaw project that is outside the scope of their
usual work and who would benefit from the affiliation with
and support of Stanford CIS.
Deadline: August 20, 2005.
"What Price Media Consolidation?"
A symposium hosted by Creative Voices at the National
Alliance for Media Arts and Culture's biennial conference,
"Taking Liberties: Freedom, Creativity, and Risk in the
Media Arts," in Philadelphia. PA on Wednesday,
September 28. Confirmed speakers include FCC Commissioner
Michael J. Copps; Common Cause President Chellie Pingree;
Media Access Project President Andrew Jay Schwartzman;
Air America CEO and former music exec Danny Goldberg;
independent media consultant and former PBS and MacArthur
exec Alyce Myatt; and Center for Digital Democracy
Executive Director Jeffrey Chester. Seating is limited
and RSVPs are strongly recommended. For more information
and to RSVP, see http://www.creativevoices.us.
Global Search for Innovative Market-Based Strategies
that Benefit Low-Income Communities.
Deadline: noon on September 27th, 2005 U.S. Eastern Time
Open Research on Information Systems
The inaugural issue is planned for the end of 2005
and the theme will be: "Information Systems Discipline:
Time for new priorities"
Contact: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
My apologies if I overlooked any entries for this
Compiler issue, and/or if any of your questions/requests
to me have not been answered.Please feel free to send
me reminders, maybe with the Subject beginning - "NUDGE".
Thanks, Susan evoy(a)cpsr.org
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