[CANCELLED] John Sullivan - "Freedom Embedded," at FOSDEM (Brussels, Belgium)
Jan 31, 2015
from 03:00 PM to 03:45 PM
FSF executive director John Sullivan will giving his talk "Freedom Embedded: Devices that Respect their Users" at this year's edition of FOSDEM:
GNU and Linux are now embedded on more kinds of hardware than ever, but often only by requiring proprietary bits. Plus, we now have tablets and phones loaded with nonfree software on top of a free core -- how do we get the freedom we all want, and how do we create the market for that? The Free Software Foundation has a certification program called "Respects Your Freedom" that awards a certification mark to hardware meeting a set of standards (fsf.org/ryf). Embedded devices are a major target for the future of this program.
It has already made significant gains, especially over the last two years, certifying USB wifi adapters, 3D printers, home wifi routers, and a laptop. Even bigger things are planned, and most involve the embedded world. Hear about what's in store, learn what it takes to get your embedded product certified, hear about the impact of certification so far, and discuss possible improvements to the program.
John's appearance has regrettably had to be cancelled, due to illness.
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