Presented by:

Robotics teacher

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Aaron Wolf

from Snowdrift.coop

Aaron teaches private music lessons (in Oregon City and Portland prior to covid, now online via Jitsi Meet) and is otherwise an activist and advocate for Free Culture and Free Software.

He is co-founder of the in-progress fundraising platform Snowdrift.coop, which aims to support widespread community patronage of freely-licensed creative works.

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Wm Salt Hale

from Snowdrift.coop

/?/ Kilted Globetrotter,
Free/Libre/Open Advocate,
and Lifelong Hacker /?/

William Salt Hale, is a Seattle local who studies Technology and Society at the University of Washington (UW) Department of Communication and is the Community Director at Snowdrift.coop. He attends, organizes, and speaks worldwide at: conferences, conventions, events, festivals, and faires; on various topics including: communication, crowdmatching, internet technologies, linux, music, sci-fi/fantasy, security, and windsports. Salt is very approachable and will always be found wearing a kilt.

No video of the event yet, sorry!

The important concepts in technology and collaboration that were pioneered by the Free Software Movement are also pertinent beyond software. Both the term "Free Software" and the common acronym FLOSS (Free / Libre / Open Source Software) are limited to software programs. So, we use the broader term FLO to bring our ethical and creative values to a wide range of other areas. FLO values matter in hardware, science and medicine, governance, music and art, and many other domains.

FLO is about people, communities, and cultures rather than about the products themselves. As Cory Doctorow emphasizes, information doesn't want to be free, people want to be free. That's why the FLO movement emphasizes people-first principles. FLO encompasses more than licensing and source availability. The FLO world that we wish to see is one in which all of us are both legally and practically able to use, study, adapt, and share creative resources in all the different facets of our lives.

This session will address why FLO matters as a term as well as a movement. The discussion will be facilitated by three FLO advocates who have experience with hardware and (FLOSS) software, community development, music education and performance, fundraising, and beyond. The audience is invited to participate via a live dialog while we explore getting 'into the FLO'.

Date:
2021 November 5 - 10:10
Duration:
30 min
Room:
Room 1
Conference:
SeaGL 2021
Language:
Track:
Tech Culture
Difficulty:
Easy

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