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The cloud is dead

Gordon Hall

There is no cloud, it's just someone else's computer and, as it turns out, that "someone else" is not your friend. We have been working tirelessly to take the cloud and bring it back down to the people, so that we can ensure it is equipped with the security, privacy, and potential for ecological sustainability that we all deserve. Gordon will be discussing how Storj Labs built their free software distributed object storage platform for developers with Node.js and demonstrating the tools that were developed to make it possible. He will cover implementations of Storj and how they have redefined what's possible in sustainable technology that respects the rights of all users.


6 years, 8 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.