Free Software movement & current days

PyConf Hyderabad, 2017


What is Free Software?

License decides everything

Let us look at 1950s

Access to computers—and anything which might teach you something about the way the world works—should be unlimited and total.
Always yield to the Hands-On Imperative!

Hacker Ethic

All information should be free.

Hackers should be judged by their hacking, not bogus criteria such as degrees, age, race, or position.


Story of chess


Let us go to 1970s

carriage return

as passwords





Symbolics and LMI

The change in the Software World

Story of a Printer

GNU & the FSF

The Story of the Kernel

Fast forward to 2017

Privacy is a fundamental right


At this point if the government can identify the whistleblower, it is too dangerous to be a whistleblower. If we want to find what the state is doing, so that, we, the people, can have control over it, we need to make whistleblowers safe. -- RMS


Free Software movement & current days

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Free Software movement & current days

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