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Freedom in your computer and in the net

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Video duration
01:02:16
Language
English
Abstract
For freedom in your own computer, the software must be free.
For freedom on the internet, we must organize against
surveillance, censorship, SaaSS and the war against sharing.

To control your computing, you need to control the software that does it. That means it must be _free software_, free as in freedom. Nonfree software is inherently unjust, and nowadays is often malware too. We developed the GNU system as a way to avoid nonfree software on our computers.

That assumes you're running your own copy of the programs. That means shunning Service as a Software Substitute, where someone else's copy in someone else's server does your computing.

Beyond that, we face the danger of censorship, and surveillance both on and off the internet. Lurking behind them is the menace of the War on Sharing, the publishers' decades-long campaign to control what we do in our computers. Increasingly, computer hardware itself is becoming malicious.

This talk will discuss these threats and the possible solutions.

Talk ID
6123
Event:
31c3
Day
3
Room
Saal 1
Start
11:30 a.m.
Duration
01:00:00
Track
Ethics, Society & Politics
Type of
lecture
Speaker
Richard Stallman
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