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From GNU Emacs to code.gouv.fr

This talk is titled "From GNU Emacs to code.gouv.fr," and was presented at LibrePlanet 2022 by Bastien Guerry.

Bastien is the free software officer for the French public administration. With a background in philosophy and cognitive sciences, he became interested in the free software movement in the late 90's and taught himself how to program by contributing to GNU Emacs. He has been involved with, among other things, One Laptop Per Child and Wikimedia France.

This talk is about Bastien's own history and motivations as a free software hacktivist, and what progressively led him to dedicate more time and energy to support free software in the public sector, as well as provide a few practical tips on how everyone may do so in everyday life.

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This talk was presented at LibrePlanet.

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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.

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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.

gnu.org/not-open-source


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.

gnu.org/gnu-begin


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.

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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.