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LXer 07-29-2009 03:50 PM

LXer: Why Hackers Will Save the World
 
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The achievements of free software are already extraordinary. As well as running most of the Internet's infrastructure, and powering many of its leading companies, free software is beginning to find wide use in the server rooms of enterprises and on the desktops of general users. It is also increasingly deployed in embedded systems, and for mobile phones. But that's just the start: inspired by the ideas of free software, and building on its innovations, a wide range of other movements have been founded that aim to introduce freedom, openness and transparency to some of the most important areas of human activity. This keynote talk, given at the recent Gran Canaria Desktop Summit, explores their impact [.ogg video].

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