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Software Freedom: Pragmatic Idealism?


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Keynote by Jonathan Oxer at Open Source Developers Conference in November 2007 about the role of Open Source software as a platform on which to build an information economy. More information at

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Software Freedom: Pragmatic Idealism?

  1. 1. Software Freedom Pragmatic Idealism? Jonathan Oxer Open Source Developers Conference 2007 Brisbane, Australia
  2. 2. diverse
  3. 3. chaotic
  4. 4. confusing
  5. 5. dreamy idealism “information wants to be freeeee”
  6. 6. economic pragmatism “it's the best way to get things done”
  7. 7. Australia: The Clever Country
  8. 8. Australia: The Clever Country Really?