Thursday 20th June, 2013
10:00am to 10:45am
It isn't surprising that Filipinos are a sharing people, whether it be information, food, wealth, etc. Sharing is encoded into our cultural psyche, has enriched our communities, has brought us together in times of crisis, and has even toppled a president or two in bloodless revolutions. But is it something that can go beyond just merely sharing things with your friends, and can transcend something larger: in this case, the open source movement?
From explaining the concept of "bayanihan":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayanihan from a practical and theoretical (philosophical) point of view, to chronicling the rise of the open source movement in the Philippines, to how social networking had radically changed the way Filipinos view information sharing, and even to how Wikipedia in the Philippines is trying to ride this wave, let's paint a picture of how Filipinos are fostering a new "sharing" culture for the Philippines: one that goes beyond ourselves and towards the greater good in a society where sharing is something that is still seen as highly personal.
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