Open Source for Games Developers – A Debate on New Business Models

London Games Fringe

With the games industry apparently enthralled by DRM and committed to criminalising their customers, our upcoming event as part of the London Games Fringe is especially timely. Open Rights Group in conjunction with Own-It will co-host a panel discussion on the role of open source in the games industry and invites all our readers and supporters to join the debate. Click here for more information and to sign up for your free ticket.

The event will feature games industry practicioners, a specialist lawyer and an academic to discuss alternative business models based on open source technology and how they will influence the future of the games industry. The panel, chaired by Becky Hogge, will feature Chris Deering (Chairman of Codemasters Group), Steven Goodwin (Alten8), Dr Andrew A. Adams and Vincent Scheurer (Sarassin LLP).

For tickets, more information on the topics for discussion and speaker biographies, click through to Own-It’s website. We will, as usual, make available an audio recording for those who can’t attend on the night.

When? 1800 – 2100, Tuesday 28 October 2008 (Panel ’til 2000, followed by drinks) Where? 01zero-one, Westminster Kingsway College, Hopkins Street, London, W1F 0HS. Click here for location. How? Sign up here for your free ticket.

This event is part of the London Games Fringe, a festival of alternative gaming events at the end of October 2008, organised by artists, academics, gamers, game developers, educators and creative professionals from a wide range of different media.