The free software movement has done well in the last few years, and has even inspired a new generation of activists advocating for software freedom. However, in a software-driven society where everything from cars, watches, and even medical devices run on non-free software, the free software community has its work cut out for it. In order to enact significant social change, we need to work with legislators, other activists, and local community leaders. Their help is crucial.
How do we connect our community to other groups? In order to gain support, the first step we must take is to engage with the public on how non-free software can affect their everyday lives negatively. Even the most non-technical person can become engaged with the social and technical benefits to free software, if given the chance. This session discusses how each and every one of us in the free software movement can engage with others, promoting the ideals of a society running on free software in a way that each person can personally appreciate.