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Free Software and Environmental movements

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Why are there so many free software hackers vegetarians, vegans and ride bicycles? What's the link between Free Software and environmentalism?

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Free Software and Environmental movements

  1. 1. Free Software and Environmental movements Berglind Ósk Bergsdóttir [email_address]
  2. 2. <ul><li>What's similar with the vision and ideology of Free Culture and environmentalists? </li></ul>
  3. 3. What's in common? <ul><li>Human Rights </li><ul><li>Access to digital and natural resources </li></ul><li>Communities </li><ul><li>Collaboration
  4. 4. Passion </li></ul><li>Same enemies </li></ul>
  5. 5. Slow Food <ul><li>Answer to Fast Food </li><ul><li>The industrialization of food </li></ul><li>” We envision a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet.”
  6. 6. GOOD, CLEAN AND FAIR </li></ul>
  7. 7. Definition of Slow Food/Free Software <ul><li>Freedom to eat healthy food (to run the program, for any purpose)
  8. 8. Freedom to know where the food comes from and what effects it's production has had. (study how the program works, and change it to make it do what you wish )
  9. 9. Freedom to access fair, diverse food (redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor)
  10. 10. Freedom to be a part of the production process (distribute copies of your modified versions to others) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Slow Culture <ul><li>Slow Culture <=> Free Culture
  12. 12. ” Think Freely, Act Slowly” </li></ul>
  13. 13. Vistmenning (e. Permaculture) <ul><li>Systems thinking
  14. 14. Imitates nature's methods
  15. 15. Circulation
  16. 16. Respect and care for the Earth </li></ul>
  17. 17. OBREDIM <ul><li>Observation
  18. 18. Boundaries
  19. 19. Resources
  20. 20. Evaluation
  21. 21. Design
  22. 22. Implementation
  23. 23. Maintenence </li></ul>
  24. 24. Vistmenning sbr. Agile <ul><li>Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
  25. 25. Working natural circulation(software) over comprehensive documentation
  26. 26. Consumer(customer) collaboration over contract negotiation
  27. 27. Responding to change over following a plan </li></ul>
  28. 28. Vistmenning <-> Agile <ul><li>Creatively use and respond to change
  29. 29. Produce no waste - By valuing and making use of all the resources that are available to us, nothing goes to waste.
  30. 30. At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly. </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome changing requirements, even late in development.
  31. 31. Simplicity--the art of maximizing the amount of work not done--is essential.
  32. 32. Apply self-regulation and accept feedback - We need to discourage inappropriate activity to ensure that systems can continue to function well. </li></ul>
  33. 33. Permaculture and Free Software <ul><li>Selfgoverning communities
  34. 34. Permaculture/Slow Food vs. Organic grown food
  35. 35. Free software vs. Open Source </li></ul>
  36. 36. Transition Towns <ul><li>Partly based on permaculture
  37. 37. Sustainable communities </li><ul><li>Social connections
  38. 38. Relationship with nature </li></ul><li>The problems and opportunities caused by Climate Change and Peak Oil
  39. 39. Learn by doing </li></ul>
  40. 40. Transition sbr. Agile <ul><li>Welcome changing requirements, even late in development.
  41. 41. ...early and continuous delivery of valuable software.
  42. 42. Build projects around motivated individuals. </li></ul><ul><li>Let it go where it wants to go...
  43. 43. Develop visible practical manifestations of the project
  44. 44. Facilitate the Great Reskilling </li></ul>
  45. 45. The commons and patents <ul><li>Digital/Natural Resources
  46. 46. The SCO Group vs. IBM og Novell
  47. 47. Monsanto'sgenetically engineered soybeans
  48. 48. ” ..value the freedom to know and to grow, over the freedom to own” </li></ul>
  49. 49. Free World! Thank you :)
  50. 50. Heimildir <ul><li>Free to Know or Free to Own? Convergence of Free and Slow Culture in Global Relocalisation by Danyl Strype, wikis.fu-berlin.de/download/attachments/59080767/Strype-Paper.pdf
  51. 51. Design Patterns in Free Software and Permaculture, Denis Jaromil Roio http://jaromil.dyne.org
  52. 52. http://www.natturan.is/greinar/532/
  53. 53. http://permacultureprinciples.com
  54. 54. http://www.transitionnetwork.org
  55. 55. http://www.slowfood.com/
  56. 56. http://www.intelligentagent.com/archive/Vol6_No2_community_domain_blais.htm </li></ul>

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