"Free as in free speech"

Lessig: How much RMS has won

Tuesday, September 2, 2008 by freebeer Comments (0)

Lawrence Lessig:
“Just returning from the iCommons Summit in Sapporo, Japan. The Free Beer project made a showing, with a locally brewed version. But this ad caught my eye: “Free Beer” for “500 yen.”

We’re now at the stage where (at least some) the RMS conception of “free” is clear enough so that even “free beer” is “free as in free speech” such that a price running with the free beer seems (again, to a select set no doubt) perfectly natural.”

free beer 500 yen iSummit 2008

Photo: Mecredis

3.0 at the Re:publica Conference in Berlin

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 by freebeer Comments (0)

Brewmaster Philipp is making 100 liters of fine FREE BEER 3.0. It going to be brewed on march 1st in Berlin to be ready for the re:publica conference in april.


more pictures can be found here:
and further more a German newspaper wrote an online article:

Events at Galeria Vermelho 1.december from 16-20h

Friday, November 30, 2007 by freebeer Comments Off on Events at Galeria Vermelho 1.december from 16-20h

16h – Conversation with SUPERFLEX, Lisette Lagnado and Ronaldo Lemos

18h – The Free Beer Intellectual Property Pub Quiz

Free Beer is an ‘open brand’ – all material associated with Free Beer, including the logo and recipe, is released under a Creative Commons licence, and can be used or modified by anybody.
The FB-IP-PQ is a set of classic pub quiz questions about music, food, pirates and the unjustifiable encroachment of intellectual property law on all areas of life for the benefit of corporate capital.

1 point for each correct answer unless otherwise stated.

Creative Commons’ 4th Birthday Party in San Francisco (+FREE BEER)

Friday, December 15, 2006 by freebeer Comments (0)

Creative Commons’ 4th Birthday Party is on December 15th. If you are located in the San Francisco Bay Area come celebrate with the CC SF staff at Songbird, the company that brought you the super cool media player. They have generously offered to host the party. At the party FREE BEER will be available.

What: Creative Commons Turns Four!
When: Friday, December 15, 2006, 9pm until 2am
Where: Songbird – 777 Florida Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA
Beer: FREE BEER version 3.0

Please RSVP to as space is limited.