A Free Digital Society
Jun 04, 2012
from 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM
|Where||Porto Alegre, Brazil|
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Activities directed at ``including'' more people in the use of digital technology are predicated on the assumption that such inclusion is invariably a good thing. It appears so, when judged solely by immediate practical convenience. However, if we also judge in terms of human rights, whether digital inclusion is good or bad depends on what kind of digital world we are to be included in. If we wish to work towards digital inclusion as a goal, it behooves us to make sure it is the good kind.
In conjunction with his speech, Richard Stallman will be launching the 13th Edition of the International Free Software Forum.
The debate "Freedom in a Digital Society" will celebrate the first year anniversary of the creation of the Governor´s Digital Office, 40 years of the RS Data Processing Company (Procergs), 25 years of the State Secretariat of Science and Technology (SCIT), and 70 years since the Foundation for Science and Technology (Cientec). The event will also demonstrate the commitment of the State Government to the Free Software Use Policy and to freedom in the Internet.
The meeting will be broadcast live by the Governor´s Digital Office.
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