Mike Gerwitz

Activist for User Freedom

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authorMike Gerwitz <mtg@gnu.org>2021-02-24 22:08:43 -0500
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LibrePlanet 2021: Adopting Free Software Ideals
Information about upcoming talk at LP2021.
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+id: afsi
+title: Adopting Free Software Ideals
+location: LibrePlanet 2021
+date: 2021-03-20
+locimg: lp-2021
+abstract: Adopting free software ideals can be confusing and challenging for
++ individuals, filled with cognitive dissonance and questioning of
++ practicality. Am I a bad person if I use non-free software? What
++ example should I set as a free software activist or advocate? How does
++ that relate to responsibilities of developers and distributors?
++
++ This is a talk about practical ethics and ideals. It is personal,
++ drawing upon my experiences and evolution over the past fifteen
++ years. It contains some awkward discussions that free software
++ activists like to avoid, and hopes to guide those seeking to adopt
++ more free software ideals, but fear they may not be able to meet such
++ high standards. It's a talk about evolution and growth.
++
++ But complacency in the face of conflict can also dilute our
++ ideals. So this is also a talk about balancing ideals in the context
++ of one's own unique circumstances, while at the same time preserving a
++ strong message about software freedom.
+event_link: https://libreplanet.org/2021
+
id: sapsf
title: The Surreptitious Assault on Privacy, Security, and Freedom
location: LibrePlanet 2017