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Freeing networks where we need freedom most

Alper Atmaca is a hacker, a lawyer, an online privacy activist, an encryption enthusiast, and a member of Hackerspace Istanbul. Özcan Oğuz is the president of the Turkish Free Software Association, Özgür Yazılım Derneği, and the founder of Hackerspace Istanbul, and is a publisher and journalist, and a free software camp instructor, teaching GNU/Linux system administration.

In this presentation, Alper and Özcan discuss how corporations and government are attempting to restrict the free flow of information over the Internet, and how Turkish and German activists are trying to build free computer networks, in order to bring power back to the people.


7 months ago

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This talk was presented at LibrePlanet.


LibrePlanet is the Free Software Foundation's annual conference. The FSF campaigns for free/libre software, meaning it respects users' freedom and community. We believe that users are entitled to this; all software should be free.


We do not advocate "open source".

That term was coined to reject our views. It refers to similar practices, but usually presented solely as advantageous, without talking of right and wrong.


Richard Stallman launched the free software movement in 1983 by announcing development of the free operating system, GNU. By 1992, GNU was nearly operational; one major essential component was lacking, the kernel.


In 1992, Torvalds freed the kernel Linux, which filled the last gap in GNU. Since then, the combined GNU/Linux system has run in millions of computers. Nowadays you can buy a new computer with a totally free GNU/Linux system preinstalled.


The views of the speaker may not represent the Free Software Foundation. The Foundation supports the free software cause and freedom to share, and basic freedoms in the digital domain, but has no position on other political issues.