ICommons Summit – ISummit’06

23-25 June, 2006 “Towards a global digital commons” The past few years has seen the burgeoning of a number of initiatives aimed at opening the fields of creativity, science and knowledge in communities around the world. Practitioners from these movements currently identify themselves as falling within a particular community – ‘free and open source software’, ‘open access’, ‘open content’ and ‘open science’, amongst others – but they share key processes and values whose common elements are yet to be fully realized. This year’s iCommons Summit aims to bring together, in a creative, stimulating and cooperative environment, the pioneers from these communities – to inspire and learn from one another and establish closer working relationships around a set of incubator projects. Rio de Janeiro, Brasil http://icommons.org/