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The importance of student participation in the struggle for user freedom in society

This talk is titled "The importance of student participation in the struggle for user freedom in society," and was presented at LibrePlanet 2022 by Kaio Duarte Costa.

Kaio is hacker-activist, student, and student representative. Kaio's roles include, among others, substitute member of the permanent state forum on education and member of the public committee of the national association of data privacy professionals.

This talk is about how user freedom is directly linked to a free education. Student mobilization and struggle for more freedom in the classroom -- especially after the pandemic -- show how the school community must move to show the dangers and disadvantages of surveillance inside and outside the classroom.

Slides: https://media.libreplanet.org/u/libreplanet/m/the-importance-of-student-participation-in-the-struggle-for-user-freedom-in-society-slides/


8 months, 1 week 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.