Open Source, Seriously
/ Showcases & Project Management /
Mathias Bolt Lesniak
Time: Wed, 17 May 2023
Room: Room 3
When done right, open source projects can have a positive impact also on society at large. When choosing an open-source CMS platform, you’re not just choosing a software product, but also a community-driven, collaborative approach to software development that is very different from that of closed-source vendors.
This talk is about the fundamentals of open source, but also about how these fundamentals affect more than our day-to-day work. We’ll look at how open-source projects depend on each other and how open source can contribute to a stronger civil society and democracy-building — and a new way to do development aid.
Open source practice can teach us a lot about how to live in a peaceful, free, and democratic society. And just like the benefits of civil liberties, the benefits of open source freedom can be easy to take for granted — until you lose them.
Recorded by Tomato Elephant Studio