Lecture: Is Free Software here to stay?

How to survive in an increasingly proprietary environment


Innovation especially in the mobile market is currently driven by mostly proprietary technology. Not only Apple with its iOS and accompanying products but also Google with its behind-closed-doors development approach towards Android are threatening approaches which foster open development processes. Which technologies and business models can survive in such an environment?

This talk will give an overview on the current Open Source and Free Software commitments of companies driving the mobile market. I will give insights into how much Android is actually free in GNU's sense of freedom and cover the potential of driving forces of the mobile evolution such as app stores to foster free access to data, code and people.


Day: 2011-08-20
Start time: 10:00
Duration: 01:00
Track: Mobile


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