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Monday, October 23 • 11:15 - 11:55
Limux: The Loss of a Lighthouse - Matthias Kirschner, Free Software Foundation Europe

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Started in early 2000s Limux was often cited as the lighthouse project for Free/Open Source Software in the public administration. Since then we have regularly heard rumours about its stop. Have they now switched back to proprietary software again or not? Didn't they already migrate last year? Is it a trend that public administrations aren't using Free Software anymore? Have we failed and is it time to get depressed and stop what we are doing? Do we need new strategies? Those are questions people in our community are confronted with.

We will shed some light on those questions, raise some more, and figure out what we -- as individuals, companies or organisations -- can learn from it.

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Matthias Kirschner

President, Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE)
Matthias Kirschner is President of FSFE. In 1999 he started using GNU/Linux and realised that software is deeply involved in all aspects of our lives. Matthias is convinced that this technology has to empower society not restrict it. While studying Political and Administrative Science... Read More →

Monday October 23, 2017 11:15 - 11:55 CEST
Grand Ballroom