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The media ecology of source code access

This talk is titled "The media ecology of source code access," and will be presented by Clinton Ignatov.

Clinton is a user of free software for nearly 20 years. Since then, he has developed a strong interest in understanding the social impact of proprietary software through my deep readings of the work of Marshall McLuhan.

This talk centers around a proposal that the history of the GNU General Public License, the GNU Project, and the Free Software Foundation are ripe for integration into a study of the arts and humanities.

Slides https://media.libreplanet.org/u/libreplanet/m/the-media-ecology-of-source-code-access-slides/


1 year, 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.