lecture: Public Code with Free Software
Securing Our Digital Public Infrastructure
The "Public Money? Public Code!" initiative has been created to make all code developed with public money Free Software. The FSFE started this to give back control over technology to us, to increase independence from single software vendors, and to strengthen regional innovation and economy. In the end, this goal is not only important for users and developers but for civil rights and our democracies.
Software is deeply involved in all aspects of the 21st century. It is important that this technology empowers rather than restricts citizens and public bodies, and Free Software is the key to secure the necessary digital and analogue freedoms. The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) has been working for this cause for over 17 years.
In this talk, Max Mehl will turn the spotlight on the successful "Public Money? Public Code!" initiative which aims at ensuring that public administrations have full control over the software and the computer systems at the core of our states' digital infrastructure.
The audience will learn why Free and Open Source Software is a crucial precondition to secure a healthy software ecosystem, individual civil rights, and our today's democracies.
Start time: 14:00