“ Proprietary software is non-free computer software for which the software's publisher or another person retains intellectual property rights - usually copyright of the source code, but sometimes patent rights. “
The decade of change.
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Proprietary was the norm
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“ We call this free software because the user is free. “
“ Think of free as in free speech, not as in free beer. “
They just sold to IBM for ~$34 billion
Software can be Open Source but not Free.
But if it’s Free, it’s Open Source
The Netscape source code was released
(would later become the Firefox browser)
“ To educate and advocate for the superiority of an open development process “
Create and improve source code by participating in an engaged community.
Only the author/creator has rights to copy, distribute, adapt the work
The public retains freedom to copy, distribute, adapt the work, provided it is under the same copyleft terms
Software Licenses in Plain English
Karen has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
(genetic, the walls of her heart are very thick so it can be harder for the heart to pump blood)
She had a pacemaker fitted
In her 30's
Then she got pregnant
There’s usually always an open source alternative. Consider using it
Are you doing something that others could benefit from?
Do you use FOSS at work? Champion contributing back - either time or money
OpenStreetMap is built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data about roads, trails, cafés, railway stations, and much more, all over the world.
SignDict is an open dictionary for sign language. Everyone is invited to join in.
Wheelmap is a map for finding wheelchair accessible places.
The map works similar to Wikipedia: anyone can contribute and mark public places around the world according to their wheelchair accessibility.
The A11Y Project
A community-driven effort to make web accessibility easier.
A map of 12,206 memorial benches - added by people like you
We want to unite people and organisations to work together towards radically changing the way our clothes are sourced, produced and consumed, so that our clothing is made in a safe, clean and fair way.
Sign me up! I want more
🎙 PHPMinds - Date TBC in Nottingham
🎙 Ogg Camp - Sat Oct 19TH & Sun Oct 20TH 2019 in Manchester
🎃 DDD East Midlands - Sat Oct 26th in Nottingham
Thank you for listening