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Freedom in the Library

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What software freedom is, what benefits it brings to libraries and society in general. Presented at Kohacon10 (http://kohacon.appspot.com/2010/program/day2.html)

What software freedom is, what benefits it brings to libraries and society in general. Presented at Kohacon10 (http://kohacon.appspot.com/2010/program/day2.html)

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  • 1. Freedom in the Library François Marier francois@catalyst.net.nz
  • 2. software freedom
  • 3. I non-free software
  • 4. I II non-free software free software
  • 5. I IIIII non-free software free software free society
  • 6. story...
  • 7. July 17th , 2009
  • 8. imagine...
  • 9. How did we get to this point?
  • 10. How did we get to this point? How did we lose control over our own books?
  • 11. How did we get to this point? How did we lose control over our own books? When did our book collections stop being ours?
  • 12. How can Amazon do this?
  • 13. How can Amazon do this? What can we do about it?
  • 14. Inon-free software
  • 15. free·dom: noun ˈfrē-dəm
  • 16. free·dom: noun ˈfrē-dəm benefits =
  • 17. free·dom: noun ˈfrē-dəm benefits = freedom itself!
  • 18. proprietary software
  • 19. anti-features
  • 20. features that users hate the most
  • 21. willing to pay to get them removed
  • 22. 4types
  • 23. $1. extracting money from users
  • 24. $$2. pricediscrimination
  • 25. Starter Home Basic Home Premium Professional Enterprise Ultimate
  • 26. community edition ultimate enterprise
  • 27. community edition ultimate enterprise 1000 records unlimited!
  • 28. community edition ultimate enterprise 100 patrons 1000 records unlimited! unlimited!
  • 29. community edition ultimate enterprise 100 patrons 1000 records unlimited! unlimited! 2 tags/record unlimited!
  • 30. community edition ultimate enterprise 100 patrons 1000 records unlimited! unlimited! 2 tags/record unlimited! (free) only $$$ / month!
  • 31. $$$3. securing monopolies
  • 32. standard performance maximum performance! (free) only $$$ / month!
  • 33. $$$$4. “protecting” copyrights
  • 34. truth
  • 35. Digital Restrictions Management
  • 36. 10,000 people
  • 37. IIfree software
  • 38. free software
  • 39. open source
  • 40. free as in...
  • 41. free as in... freedom
  • 42. free as in... freedom speech
  • 43. free as in... freedom speech beer
  • 44. 4freedoms
  • 45. 1. use
  • 46. 1. use 2. copy
  • 47. 1. use 2. copy 3. modify
  • 48. 1. use 2. copy 4. contribute 3. modify
  • 49. 1. use 2. copy 4. contribute 3. modify
  • 50. license
  • 51. straightforward pleasurable
  • 52. very long unreadable all different
  • 53. designed for human beings non-lawyers
  • 54. over 50%
  • 55. must extend the same freedoms to others
  • 56. permissive licenses
  • 57. give complete freedom to developers
  • 58. public domain
  • 59. copyleft online...
  • 60. Enterprise Koha
  • 61. Enterprise Koha
  • 62. Enterprise Koha shared (GPL) not shared
  • 63. using a web service is not copying
  • 64. “if you modify the Program, your modified version must offer all users interacting with it remotely through a computer network an opportunity to receive the Corresponding Source of your version from a network server at no charge”
  • 65. who controls free software?
  • 66. Q: who can make changes to Koha?
  • 67. A: anybody
  • 68. free for all?
  • 69. reviewed on mailing list
  • 70. reviewed on mailing list gone through QA
  • 71. reviewed on mailing list gone through QA accepted by
  • 72. IIIfree society
  • 73. open data
  • 74. data standards open
  • 75. open access
  • 76. share preserve knowledge &
  • 77. free open infrastructure &
  • 78. promote & protect that freedom
  • 79. Questions? francois@catalyst.net.nz @fmarier @fmarier
  • 80. Photo credits: surveillance cameras: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonathanmcintosh/3744953433/ keyloggers: http://www.flickr.com/photos/robbie73/4853086176/ your music, our way: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fullaperture/430114523/ ministry of truth: http://www.flickr.com/photos/umdrums/4114145376/ blender splashscreen: https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/File:Blender_Splash_2.54.jpg kindle tweet: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bfishadow/4833055122/ book burning pages: http://www.flickr.com/photos/44282411@N04/4141069138/ jail sky: http://flickr.com/photos/edutorres81/2686571658/ 1984 cover: https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/File:1984first.jpg (not CC) jail cell: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sercasey/251142094/ nokia battery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/titanas/2133157073/ hp_cartridge: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dbreg2007/4469239265/ crowd: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamescridland/613445810/ new bookshelf: http://www.flickr.com/photos/heipei/3570609850/ clouds: http://www.flickr.com/photos/turtlemom_nancy/2046347762/ traffic jam: http://www.flickr.com/photos/joiseyshowaa/2402764792/ chris cormack: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nengard/1137037006/ broken window: http://www.flickr.com/photos/orinrobertjohn/2986369502/ burglar: http://www.flickr.com/photos/calistan/3283435946/ dark alley: http://www.flickr.com/photos/roomiccube/3075664322/ hand up: http://www.flickr.com/photos/seandreilinger/2326448445/

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