Limux: the loss of a lighthouse
Matthias Kirschner is President of FSFE. In 1999 he started using GNU/Linux and realised that software is deeply involved in all aspects of our lives. Matthias is convinced that this technology has to empower society not restrict it. While studying Political and Administrative Science he joined FSFE in 2004.
He helps other organisations, companies and governments to understand how they can benefit from Free Software -- which gives everybody the rights to use, understand, adapt and share software -- and how those rights help to support freedom of speech, freedom of press or privacy.
Matthias loves playing with his children, and in his spare time assists in wilderness first aid seminars, enjoys comics like XKCD and Transmetropolitan; and Die Ärzte.
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