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Tuesday, April 16 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Is Nonprofit Driven Free Software Different than Business Driven Open Source? - Karen Sandler, GNOME Foundation

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Software is becoming more and more integrated into our lives and our society. It'€™s become what we rely on to communicate with each other and also how we accomplish a large portion of our basic activities. Free and open source software is better, safer, often cheaper and always the right thing to do. But is there a difference based on how that software is created?

This talk will discuss the implications of our software being created by one company and '€œthrown over the wall'€ versus a vibrant community effort and combinations of the two.


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Karen Sandler

Executive Director, Software Freedom Conservancy
Karen M. Sandler is Executive Director of the Software Freedom Conservancy, the nonprofit home of dozens of essential free software projects. She is known for her advocacy for free and open source software, particularly in relation to the software on medical devices. She was previously the Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation. Karen co-organizes Outreachy (formerly Outreach Program for Women). She received an O'Reilly Open Source Award... Read More →


Tuesday April 16, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cyril Magnin III

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