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Wednesday, October 28 • 17:15 - 18:05
Public Money? Public Code! – What Role does Free Software Play after the Corona Crisis? - Alexander Sander, Free Software Foundation Europe

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In a time when humanity needs to work together to find solutions for a crisis, we cannot afford to reinvent the wheel again and again for software that helps us tackle the spread of COVID-19. Global problems need global solutions! It is Free Software that enables global cooperation for code development. During the crisis we have seen a lot of Free Software and projects trying to tackle the crisis like tracing apps, hackathons or solutions for remote working - but what will happen after the crisis?

Already before this crisis hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of people demanded that publicly financed software developed for the public sector must be made publicly available under Free Software licenses.

In this talk, you will learn about the advantages of using Free Software in the public sector, about the learnings from the corona crisis and why it is now even more important to use Free Software than ever before.

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Alexander Sander

Policy Manager, Free Software Foundation Europe
Alexander is FSFE's EU Policy Manager. He has studied politics in Marburg, Germany, and later has been an MEP Assistant in Brussels and the General Manager of Digitale Gesellschaft e.V. in Berlin. Furthermore he is the founder of NoPNR!, a campaign against the retention of travel... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2020 17:15 - 18:05 GMT
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  • Skill Level Any
  • Technical Talk No