I will be participating this Friday in a round-table discussion on the subject of open-source initiatives at the Friche bel de mai at 18h30. This is the opening volley in a series of debates to take place in the « panier » district of Marseille later in the month, around the subject of « hacking culture », with the notable invitation of McKenzie Wark author of A Hacker Manifesto, and (« sous-réserve ») Pekka Himanen who also has many publications on this subject.

For this Friday, they asked several local « acteurs » in this field to come and talk about their work and (apparently) begin the process of coordinating all this activity. As usual, I have no idea what I really can contribute in any practical sense, but since we have fairly active on these issues over the last few years at the Atelier Hypermédia, and since they did ask me, I figured what the hell. I’m busy enough as it is — might as well add another date to the list.

Apparently Radio Grenouille will be recording all this, but I have no idea to what extent.