Open Conference

The term Open conference (or "openconference") is a derivative of the adjective "opensource", and its meaning is similarly based on the ideas of public access and community development found in the open source culture and OpenCourseWare movements. "Conference" in this sense is used to indicate an academic or professional gathering of practitioners in a given field to present and discuss current thought, research, and practice.

An open conference is a conference that is open to the general public (usually at no cost) and encourages or requires participants to relax or eliminate intellectual property restrictions on ideas generated and presentations delivered during the conference. Presenters often make presentations and materials available to the public for free access and use, for example through the use of a Creative Commons non-commercial attribution license.

Open conference organizers seek to open access to the conference for attendees by elimination of cost (relying on community support and sponsorships), they also provide community access to archived presentations and discussions through similar licensing agreements.

Additionally, attendees are encouraged to become participants in a collaborative community that supports and grows the conference--even to derive new open conferences.

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... However, Ginebra failed to enter the finals in each of the three conferences, showing only a strong finish in the Reinforced Conference ... Former Crispa import Billy Ray Bates was brought in for the 1986 Open Conference ... allowed to get two imports for the said conference ...
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... turned the moribund franchise into a competitive one almost overnight when in the first conference of the 1984 season, the All Filipino, he led the team to a ... as a playing coach came in the 1986 Open Conference when he, alongside super imports Michael Hackett and Billy Ray Bates, dominated the entire conference to win the championship finals at the expense of the Manila ... Ramon Fernandez who also coached the team in the previous (Open) conference before relinquishing the job to Cris Calilan early in the All Filipino conference ...
List Of Barangay Ginebra Kings Seasons - Three-conference Era
... Season Conference Team name Elimination/classification round Playoffs Finish GP W L PCT GB Stage Results 1979 All-Filipino Cup Gilbey's Gin Tonics 31..295 Open ... Filipino Cup Gilbey's Gin Tonics 19..596 Invitational Conference Open Conference Finals Toyota 3, Gilbey's 1983 ... All-Filipino Cup 34..500 Finals Crispa 3, Gilbey's 0 ... A Invitational Cup 2nd/5 2..500 2 (Mabuhay Cup) Reinforced Conference 3rd/5 6..538 4 Quarterfinals Coca-Cola 2, Barangay Ginebra 1 Elimination round (1986–2003) 585 272 ...

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