For this year’s Software Freedom Day, I went to give a talk at the Royal Library in The Hague. Five groups had got together to organise an event for the day. Software Freedom Day is a good opportunity to take a step back and remind ourselves of the larger picture. That’s why I spoke about power, software and freedom: In a world that runs on software, being able to control that software is not only the key to power, but also the freedom to choose your own destiny.
The talk was well received, and the event itself was thoroughly enjoyable. There were some projects that I hadn’t come across before (such as Soleus, a community-driven hoster, or Bitcoin, a P2P currency. And of course lots of great people from the Dutch Free Software community!