The Open Technology Initiative

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Date: Jun 10 2009 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Open Technology Initiative

New America Foundation
1899 L St NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

The official launch of the Open Technology Initiative (OTI). Learn more about its current projects, including mLab, an open platform for researchers to deploy Internet measurement tools, and other ways OTI promotes affordable, universal, and ubiquituous communications networks through partnerships with communities, researchers, industry, and public interest groups.

The Open Technology Initiative (OTI) formulates policy and regulatory reforms to support open architectures and open source innovations and facilitates the development and implementation of open technologies and communications networks.

OTI is committed to maximizing the potentials of innovative open technologies by studying their social and economic impacts - particularly for poor, rural, and other underserved constituencies. As an independent non-profit initiative, OTI provides in-depth, objective research, analysis, and findings for policy decision-makers and the general public.

Featured speakers:

Rick Whitt
Washington Telecom and Media Counsel
Google

Christopher Libertelli
Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs
Skype

Ben Scott
Policy Director
Free Press

Helen Brunner
Director
Media and Democracy Fund

Sascha Meinrath
Director, Open Technology Initiative
New America Foundation

More Speakers to Be Announced Soon.

To RSVP for the event
http://www.newamerica.net/events/2009/open_technology_initiative_launch

For questions, contact Stephanie Gunter at (202) 596-3367 or gunter@newamerica.net

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