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Life Without Open Source


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My talk from WordCamp Ahmedabad 2017 where I imagined how different the world will be without Open Source software.

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Life Without Open Source

  1. 1. Life Without Open Source Hardeep Asrani
  2. 2. What is Open Source?
  3. 3. A not so long time ago in the galaxy where we live…
  4. 4. Richard Stallman The guy who was frustrated with a printer.
  5. 5. Again, what is Open Source?
  6. 6. Open Source refers to a program in which the source code is available to the general public for use and/or modification from its original design free of charge.
  7. 7. Open Source is a philosophy and a movement.
  8. 8. Open Source != Free Software.
  9. 9. The word "free" does not refer to price; it refers to freedom.
  10. 10. “Think ‘free speech,’ not ‘free beer.’ -Richard Stallman
  11. 11. Four Freedoms of Free Software
  12. 12. 0. Freedom to run the program as you wish.
  13. 13. 1. Freedom to study the source code of the program and make changes.
  14. 14. 2. Freedom to help your neighbour. That’s the freedom to redistribute.
  15. 15. 3. Freedom to contribute to your community. That’s the freedom to distribute copies or modified versions when you wish.
  16. 16. What if Free Software Movement never existed?
  17. 17. We all will be using Proprietary software.
  18. 18. Proprietary software is bad because the user does not control it; instead, the software controls the user.
  19. 19. No control over the software.
  20. 20. No way to see the source code.
  21. 21. No rights even after you pay.
  22. 22. With a limited number of eyes, the growth will be slow.
  23. 23. Hard to Adopt
  24. 24. Cost Implication
  25. 25. Can you put a price on WordPress?
  26. 26. And without Open Source, would you be here at WordCamp Ahmedabad?
  27. 27. Thank You Twitter:@HardeepAsrani Pirate at 
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