// Free Software / Technology

"Free software" is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of "free" as in "free speech", not as in "free beer".'

Free software is a matter of the users' freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. More precisely, it refers to four kinds of freedom, for the users of the software:

  • The freedom to run the program, for any purpose (freedom 0).
  • The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
  • The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor (freedom 2).
  • The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits (freedom 3). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.

from: http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html

Program Friday, 09.09.2005 - Dom im Berg:

- 12.00 to 13.30 CET: Screening:  Revolution-OS

- 13.30 to 14.30 CET: Presentation "Ubuntu"-Linux with Robert Breithuber (www.effet.info / A)

- 15.00 to 17.00 CET: Presentation "Wikipedia" and discussion with Jimmy Wales (wikipedia / USA)

(no registration required!)

Program Saturday, 10.09.2005 - Dom im Berg:

- 12.00 to 13.00 CET: "Datamining the NSA" Presentation by quintessenz.at (Wien)

- 13.00 to 15.30 CET: Discussion "Free knowledge - encrypted communication?" with Jimmy Wales (wikipedia / USA) , Philip R. Zimmermann (inventor of PGP / USA) and Christian Mock (quintessenz.at / Wien). Moderation: Erich Möchel (futurezone.orf.at / Wien)

- 16.00 to 17.00 CET: Presentation "Secure VoIP" with Philip R. Zimmermann

(no registration required!)