August 8, 2016
Bradley M. Kuhn To Keynote GUADEC & OpenSym 2016
On Friday 12 August 2016
in Karlsruhe, Germany, Kuhn
will deliver a keynote at
the GNOME Users and Developers European Conference (GUADEC) 2016 entitled Confessions of a Command-Line Geek: Why I Don’t Use GNOME But
Everyone Else Should. Kuhn will discuss the incredible importance
of the GNOME desktop project to the future of software freedom, despite that so
much of “Open Source” now focuses on infrastructure projects
rather than applications and GUIs.
On Wednesday 17
August 2016 at 15:30 in Berlin, Germany, Kuhn will deliver a keynote entitled
Politics of Cooption in Free and Open Communities at The
International Symposium on Open Collaboration (OpenSym) 2016. Kuhn’s
keynote there will discuss how the advent of cooption of software freedom by
for-profit companies and their trade associations has created a complex
political system, and how other communities inspired by software freedom may
soon face similar challenges.
Kuhn thanks the organizers of both conferences from graciously inviting him
to join other excellent keynoters at both events, and for the opportunity to
share an essential message of software freedom with both of this important
communities. Conservancy enthusiasts and supporters
are encouraged to attend these events; registration details are available on
the respective conference’s websites.