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Workshop: Making It Ours: Mapping the History of Our Movement's Relationship to the Internet and Visioning Its Future

This workshop was hosted and presented by several seasoned activists of the liberatory Internet movement: Alice Aguilar, Jamie McClelland, Jaime Villareal, and Alfredo Lopez.

The workshop makes the case that technology is political, and free software is of central importance for a just Internet. In the workshop, you will be guided through an interactive timeline exercise, mapping the points in people of color’s movements’ histories that have shaped our relationship with the Internet for the last quarter century, exploring how we’ve used Internet communications for movement resilience, and collectively strategizing what our future relationship should be.


3 years, 2 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.