Limux: the loss of a lighthouse
Matthias Kirschner is President of Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE). Matthias helps other organisations, companies, and public administrations to understand how they can benefit from Free Software — which gives everybody the rights to use, study, share, and improve software — and how those rights help to support freedom of speech, press, and privacy.
He serves on the advisory boards of different Free Software organisations, has been a consultant for public bodies and other committees, and regularly gives interviews, lectures, or participates in panel discussions about software freedom and the technical distribution of power in a democratic society.
Started in 200X the Limux was often cited as the lighthouse project for Free Software in the public administration. Since then we have regularly heard rumours about it. Have they now switched back to proprietary software again or not? Didn't they already migrate back last year? Is it a trend that public administrations aren't using Free Software anymore? Have we failed and is it time to get depressed and stop what we are doing? Do we need new strategies? Those are questions people in our community are confronted with.
We will shed some light on those questions, raise some more, and figure out what we -- as the Free Software community -- can learn from it.
- 2017 May 26 - 10:00
- 1 h
- Saal (Main Hall)
- openSUSE Conference 2017