The Power of Free

Speaker: Jon "maddog" Hall

Track: Community, diversity, local outreach and social context

Type: Long talk (45 minutes)

Room: Talks

Time: Aug 29 (Sat): 22:00

Duration: 0:45

The world is being wracked by stresses we could not even imagine a year ago. Global pandemic, massive economic downturns, social unrest, political unrest, yet Debian goes on.

This could be the time for Free Software and its communities to come into the limelight, with employee-owned, socially-conscious companies practicing sustainable business models.

Debian, a world-wide organization, could be the key to this happening.

The audience for this would be Debian community members, Business, Government, Non-profits, or unemployed, who may get inspiration for starting their own organizations, or helping others to start them.