Free Software Globalization : Freeing Societies
Intervenant(s) : Mishi Choudhary (SFLC)
- Date : Mercredi 13 juillet 2011
- Horaire : 11h20
- Durée : 40 minutes
Lieu : Bâtiment Droit - 1er étage - Amphi Carré de Malberg
The 21st century history of the free software movement will be written in India, Brazil, China and the Islamic societies. Free software, and the free culture which depends on it technologically, are the most accessible road to intellectual and economic self-development for those whom global capitalism otherwise sees as billions of disempowered consumers working for a tiny global aristocracy of ownership. They are also powerful tools for securing political liberty, or acting to demand it, that the children and young adults who comprise the majority of humanity have at their disposal as they seek lives of dignity, self-respect, and economic empowerment. In this talk, I lay out some of the primary characteristics of the globalized free software movement, concentrating on issues of international law and organizational development in which I specialize.