Living in the Free Software Society

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Second day keynote at DORS/CLUC on 17.6.13 in Zagreb, Croatia. …

Second day keynote at DORS/CLUC on 17.6.13 in Zagreb, Croatia.

The short version? 42. Some thoughts and observations on the current situation of the Free Software world, the challenges, and some suggestions for effective free software evangelism.

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  • 1. Free Software Society Georg Greve Introduction Basics Realpolitik Lessons Homework Contact Living in the Free Software Society Georg Greve 17. June 2014
  • 2. Free Software Society Georg Greve Introduction Basics Realpolitik Lessons Homework Contact How to save the world in 4 minutes
  • 3. Free Software Society Georg Greve Introduction Basics Realpolitik Lessons Homework Contact Let’s start at the beginning Atomized Software Freedom
  • 4. Free Software Society Georg Greve Introduction Basics Realpolitik Lessons Homework Contact And before you ask Terminology Free Software? Open Source? Libre Software? FOSS? FLOSS? It’s all about Software Freedom
  • 5. Free Software Society Georg Greve Introduction Basics Realpolitik Lessons Homework Contact Why is this important? Code is law
  • 6. Free Software Society Georg Greve Introduction Basics Realpolitik Lessons Homework Contact But not all law is code If you give someone the power, they will use it
  • 7. Free Software Society Georg Greve Introduction Basics Realpolitik Lessons Homework Contact Governments are no exception Whose interests prevail?
  • 8. Free Software Society Georg Greve Introduction Basics Realpolitik Lessons Homework Contact Side note Motivation vs motivation
  • 9. Free Software Society Georg Greve Introduction Basics Realpolitik Lessons Homework Contact The case for software freedom: It has never been stronger
  • 10. Free Software Society Georg Greve Introduction Basics Realpolitik Lessons Homework Contact The better argument does not always win But sometimes the answer is not so simple
  • 11. Free Software Society Georg Greve Introduction Basics Realpolitik Lessons Homework Contact For the community Is it relevant to your ...? Understand the needs Solve the actual problem
  • 12. Free Software Society Georg Greve Introduction Basics Realpolitik Lessons Homework Contact For the companies The market does not owe you anything Networking effects Freedom alone is not enough
  • 13. Free Software Society Georg Greve Introduction Basics Realpolitik Lessons Homework Contact For the entrepreneurs It’ll be blood, sweat and tears A company is a company Usually it’s not the code that fails
  • 14. Free Software Society Georg Greve Introduction Basics Realpolitik Lessons Homework Contact For the market You desperately want to pay for Free Software Smart vs Dumb Money Foster ecosystem
  • 15. Free Software Society Georg Greve Introduction Basics Realpolitik Lessons Homework Contact For the students Join the winning team Get involved!
  • 16. Free Software Society Georg Greve Introduction Basics Realpolitik Lessons Homework Contact It’s a hellish job for one person alone But we aren’t alone
  • 17. Free Software Society Georg Greve Introduction Basics Realpolitik Lessons Homework Contact Contact Georg C. F. Greve Kolab Systems, CEO greve@kolabsys.com http://kolab.org http://kolabsys.com http://mykolab.com http://linkedin.com/in/GeorgGreve http://www.slideshare.net/ggreve