Presented by:

Alexander Sander

from Free Software Foundation Europe

Alexander has studied politics in Marburg, Germany, and later has been an Assistant MEP in Brussels and the General Manager of Digitale Gesellschaft e.V. in Berlin. Furthermore he is the founder of NoPNR!, a campaign against the retention of travel data. He is working as Policy Manager for FSFE since 2018.

In a time when humanity needs to work together to find solutions for a crisis, we cannot afford to reinvent the wheel again and again. Global problems need global solutions! It is Free Software that enables global cooperation for code development. Any proprietary solution will inevitably lead to countless isolated solutions and waste energy and time which we as humanity cannot afford in such a critical situation. Free Software licences allow sharing of code in any jurisdiction. Solutions developed in one country can be reused and adapted in another one. Already before this crisis hundreds of organisations and tens of thousands of people signed an open letter "Public Money? Public Code!" and demanded that publicly financed software developed for the public sector must be made publicly available under Free Software licences. It is now even more important than ever before to tackle this crisis. Slides are available at

2020 October 16 - 16:30
30 min
Room 1
Open Source

Happening at the same time:

  1. How to debug Writer, forwards and backwards
  2. Start Time:
    2020 October 16 16:00

    Workshop Room

  3. LibreOffice in your browser - WebAssembly & other neat hacks to make that happen
  4. Start Time:
    2020 October 16 16:30

    Room 2