Karen M. Sandler, Molly de Blanc - "Introduction to User Freedom" (HOPE, New York, NY)
Jul 20, 2018 10:00 AM
Jul 22, 2018 05:00 PM
Free Software Conservancy executive director Karen M. Sandler and FSF campaigns manager Molly de Blanc will be speaking at The Circle of Hope (2018-07-20–22).
If you are coding, writing, or making art or any other creative works, at some point you need to pick a license for how you want to share what you’ve done. A license represents a series of ethical, legal, and values decisions. Instead of proprietary "software" and "culture," you have "free software" and "free culture." The licenses used to accomplish this are the legal embodiment of a set of ideals represented in the four freedoms of free software. This talk will provide a historical and philosophical overview of just what it means for something to be free, why it matters, and what your responsibilities are in a world where our experiences, our selves, and our lives have become intellectual property that may not always belong to us.
This session is accessible to anyone with a general knowledge of what free software is, and that open contribution communities power many free software projects.
Karen and Molly's speech will be nontechnical and the public is encouraged to attend.
Please check the event schedule for the date and time.
Location: Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 Seventh Avenue (15 Penn Plaza), New York, NY
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