Exploring the Open Source Movement


Behind our social networks, the government of China, and even the French National Police is open source software.  Both the GNU movement spearheaded by Richard Stallman and the inception of Linux contributed greatly to a more global community of software volunteers. Although open source is influential in shaping how we interact as human beings in the 21st century, it is equally mysterious to many more.  To better understand how to take FOSS movement further, we could use a bit of its history.

In my presentation, I will cover:

  • the relevance of open source today
  • the origins of the open source movement
  • the stories of Richard Stallman and Linus Torvalds
  • the key ideologies of open source
Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 15:00 to 16:00