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Lightning talks

Alper Atmaca, Grant Shangreaux, Joey Hess, Roberto Beltran, Vasilis, Jan Nieuwenhuizen, Shivaram Lingamneni

A lightning talk is a five-minute presentation on any topic that you think would be interesting to a group of free software users, hackers, and activists. Each session has time for a total of twelve talks. Since we're seeking a breadth of relevant topics, submitting a talk does not guarantee you a slot.

We'll pick the twelve talks that we feel are most interesting to our attendees once we've gotten enough submissions. We're especially interested in hearing from new people who haven't ever spoken at an FSF event!

More instructions: https://libreplanet.org/wiki/LibrePlanet:Conference/Lightning_Talks


4 years, 3 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.