Rome: Free Software is not just about software

The Italian Linux Day, which takes place every year in October, is a series of events organized by all the Linux User Groups of Italy to promote Linux and Free Software in General. In 2009 I participated to the event in Rome to explain why Linux and Free Software aren’t just about software. You may also read this very short report of the 2009 Linux Day in Rome.

The talk, shown below, tries to explain in a few minutes why and how civil rights and quality of life depend on how computers are used around us. The same concepts are explained in more detail in my Family Guide to Digital Freedom and in the talk (still in Italian) given in June 2009 about “Cultures and civil rights in the information society”, which was also the subject of an online course with Paolo Brunello and me as teachers.