Free Communications with Free Software and Debian

Speaker: Daniel Pocock

Track: Open Day

Type: Talk (45 mins)


Room: Rex

Time: Aug 05 (Sat), 14:30

Duration: 0:45

Proponents of free software are frequently asked “Can we replace Skype, Viber, Twitter and Facebook?”. Is this the right question and how does it relate to free software development today and in the future? Pocock talks about the social consequences of this issue, looks at some of the successes we have had with examples based on Debian, some of the challenges that remain and ways that people can help either as developers or end users.