Marco Fioretti (marco@digifreedom.net) 2013/04/05 St. Thomas School of Law
http://mfioretti.com Minneapolis
http://stop.zo...
Catholic Social Doctrine in 1 tag cloud
Nature and Role of Software
Software is not a stand-alone industry or set of tools, but
something that:
makes every other ...
Software is eating the World: finance
High Frequency
Trading
transactions made
entirely by software,
in milliseconds
of th...
Software is eating the World: car mechanics
“You can't choose where you service your car”
“Dealership repairs average 34% ...
Software is eating the World: medicine
Software is eating the World: legal work
“1 lawyer with
Blackstone discovery
software
=
500 paralegals doing
the same rese...
Software is eating the World: copyright
exclusive mandate to
“package
and access information”
=
“control of the right to c...
Free/Open Source Software (FOSS): software
developed encouraging sharing, redistribution,
modification and reuse
FOSS-like...
Open Education
“Education is, quite simply, peace-
building by another name. It is the
most effective form of defense spen...
Open (Precision) Agriculture
Open (DIY) Drones that only monitor
and fight weeds
Open Hydroponics systems controlled by op...
Open Manufacturing
DIY Tractor and Brick Press: 2 of the 50 machines
with open designs downloadable from
opensourceecology...
Open Manufacturing: 3D Printing
3D printer:
creates 3D objects, drop by drop
small, Open-Source machinery ( from
100 USD
m...
Open “Appropriate Technology”
Open mapping
The Gaza Strip basically doesn't exist in Google Maps.
Ambulance drivers only reach people in need quickly
th...
Global access to “state-of-the-art, 1st world technology”?
Historically, it has never been a problem... in the wrong
ways,...
Today, Open Technologies...
Are still in their infancy, with much to improve, but...
Have huge potential to fight poverty ...
Characteristics of Open technologies
Legally adaptable to local, very diverse, real needs
Without permission, at the small...
Shall we look at that tag cloud again?
Open Tech and CST
Open Technologies
prove the modernity of the Church message
do not change nor challenge orthodox CST
the...
Marco Fioretti
www.eleutheros.org
http://mfioretti.com
http://stop.zona-m.net
marco@digifreedom.net
Further reading and co...
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  1. 1. Marco Fioretti (marco@digifreedom.net) 2013/04/05 St. Thomas School of Law http://mfioretti.com Minneapolis http://stop.zona-m.net Some Rights Reserved Catholic Social Doctrine and the Openness Revolution: Natural Travel Companions? by Marco Fioretti http://mfioretti.com
  2. 2. Catholic Social Doctrine in 1 tag cloud
  3. 3. Nature and Role of Software Software is not a stand-alone industry or set of tools, but something that: makes every other “physical” economic activity work, from agriculture to space travel runs every service used by humankind, from mere bureaucracy to healthcare, education, tourism, lotteries... has an exclusive mandate to package and access in digital format every kind of information we need to live
  4. 4. Software is eating the World: finance High Frequency Trading transactions made entirely by software, in milliseconds of the same stocks in your pension fund
  5. 5. Software is eating the World: car mechanics “You can't choose where you service your car” “Dealership repairs average 34% more than at independent repair shops” “Independent technicians have an increasingly difficult job because big car companies hide information through software” Modern cars contains so much software that we lost our:
  6. 6. Software is eating the World: medicine
  7. 7. Software is eating the World: legal work “1 lawyer with Blackstone discovery software = 500 paralegals doing the same research manually”
  8. 8. Software is eating the World: copyright exclusive mandate to “package and access information” = “control of the right to copy” software is legislation
  9. 9. Free/Open Source Software (FOSS): software developed encouraging sharing, redistribution, modification and reuse FOSS-like practices + the Internet have made it both possible and affordable to create many other kinds of “Open” What (open) software has made possible
  10. 10. Open Education “Education is, quite simply, peace- building by another name. It is the most effective form of defense spending there is.” Kofi Annan
  11. 11. Open (Precision) Agriculture Open (DIY) Drones that only monitor and fight weeds Open Hydroponics systems controlled by open HW like Arduino => fresh produce even in slums?
  12. 12. Open Manufacturing DIY Tractor and Brick Press: 2 of the 50 machines with open designs downloadable from opensourceecology.org
  13. 13. Open Manufacturing: 3D Printing 3D printer: creates 3D objects, drop by drop small, Open-Source machinery ( from 100 USD makes low volumes affordable 3Dprinting for Development 1 person fishing boat, 3d-printed from recycled plastic
  14. 14. Open “Appropriate Technology”
  15. 15. Open mapping The Gaza Strip basically doesn't exist in Google Maps. Ambulance drivers only reach people in need quickly thanks to the work of OpenStreetMap volunteers
  16. 16. Global access to “state-of-the-art, 1st world technology”? Historically, it has never been a problem... in the wrong ways, for the wrong reasons. Today... Afghan tribal gunsmiths Congolese home made rifle Afghan tribal gunsmiths Child soldiers
  17. 17. Today, Open Technologies... Are still in their infancy, with much to improve, but... Have huge potential to fight poverty and exclusion Are only possible because of: Software Non-proprietary licenses (“copyleft”) No patents Cooperation and distribution through the Internet Globalization, done right?
  18. 18. Characteristics of Open technologies Legally adaptable to local, very diverse, real needs Without permission, at the smallest possible cost Perfect for decentralized work Need and encourage cooperation, voluntary work Support the common good of all their users While profit is not excluded, it is never the main driver Means of production belong to all users
  19. 19. Shall we look at that tag cloud again?
  20. 20. Open Tech and CST Open Technologies prove the modernity of the Church message do not change nor challenge orthodox CST they just make easier to put it in practice Catholics have even more reason than others to promote, teach and use them
  21. 21. Marco Fioretti www.eleutheros.org http://mfioretti.com http://stop.zona-m.net marco@digifreedom.net Further reading and contact info

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