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Why we all need ethical technology and Web hosting

This talk is titled "Why we all need ethical technology and Web hosting," and was presented at LibrePlanet 2022 by Micky Metts, Chris Thompson, Keegan Rankin, & Melissa Bingham.

Micky is involved in the “free software for community building” movement and the Platform Cooperativism movement. This talk will be co-presented by Keegan Rankin, Chris Thompson, and Melissa Bingham.

This talk is about tech cooperative Agaric's use and development of Web software, and the steps they take to ensure that their technology treats them and their clients well.

Slides: https://media.libreplanet.org/u/libreplanet/m/why-we-all-need-ethical-technology-and-web-hosting-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.