FSFS2008 - 0.1

Free Software Free Society
Conference on Freedom in Computing, Development and Culture

Stefan Merten
Day Day Two (2008-10-12)
Room Policy/Culture Hall
Start time 11:45
Duration 00:45
ID 3
Event type lecture
Track Policy
Language used for presentation en

Free Software, Free Society

Yes We Can! Yes We Will!

In many respects Free Software is an interesting phenomenon. If we want to know what Free Software may mean for society we need to look at Free Software as implementing a distinctive, new mode of production. The talk describes the mode of production of Free Software and why it is desirable as a fundament of society. The talk then explains how change comes about generally and where Free Software stands today. It closes with an outlook into an Utopian future where the principles of the production of Free Software have taken over.