Defend FOSS: From innovation to positive change, we need to remind the world what we’re about.

Open Source technology, practices, and thinking have revolutionized how we innovate, collaborate, and do business.

The impact goes beyond our daily work and paying our rent. Open source is everywhere; we won! But there’s a downside.

We have been so busy with our success that we have forgotten to tell people what makes us and Open Source different.

We must remember how radical and important Open Source is.

It is extraordinary that we build international communities of experts sharing our best ideas, building businesses, and creating value.

Open Source — and we — have the potential to create more positive change in the world. And we need to tell the world … again.

Right now, proprietary systems and vendors are winning pitches in government and elsewhere that should be no-brainers for Open Source solutions.

What comes next, and what do we have to do to make sure we can continue to make a positive difference with Open Source in the future?

This session will explore open source at different scales, from small but meaningful, to vast and vital to our future.

What has open source made possible?

What have we done with it in the last 24 years?

A look back at our origins, the changes and opportunities open source has enabled from small and personal to large.

What could applying open source philosophy and practices — “thinking open source” — bring to society, the world, and the future beyond our daily work and business, from promoting peaceful and democratic societies to providing international development aid?

Source: DrupalCon 2023

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