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The Age Of Literate Machines: FOSSNUT 2008Q1

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Published on February 28, 2008

Author: zakgreant

Source: slideshare.net

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A presentation focused on how Free Software, Open Source and the Internet relate to our past, present and future. These slides were used for a brief tour of Norwegian Universities and Høgschoolen.
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T H E · A G E · O F LITERATE MACHINES

Free Software?

Free Software

Free Software

1. Run 2. Study 3. Modify 4. Share

Open Source = Free Software

Open Source Isn't a Bad Term

Why Does Free Software Matter?

Largest Computing Project in History

$

Vision?

Free Software is a response

~ 50 000 years ago

Source Code to Society

Burning Scrolls & Burying Confucians

Language is The Great Tool

Towards Free Speech

The Word was at God

The Knowledge Within the Medium

Freedom Spreads

Burning Scrolls & Burying Confucians

Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers

Stationers Company Monopoly (1556 - 1695) Copyright vested in the printer. Power to seize offending books and to bring the offending author before the authorities.

Statute of Anne Copyright that vests in the author - 14 years for new works and 21 years for existing work. Required submission of multiple copies to state libraries. 53

A Blossoming of Freedoms

Constitution of Norway Article 100: There shall be freedom of expression. ... 57

State-subsidized Free Speech

Free Speech in the Electro-Mechanical Revolution

1438 Printing 1/1000¢

1609 Newspaper 1/10 000¢

1838 Telegraph 10¢

1848 Telephone 1/100¢

1877 Phonograph 1/10¢

1896 Radio 1/1 000 000¢

1898 Magnetic Recording 1/10¢

1927 Television $1/100 000

Radio TV Newspaper Other Print Media

Worshipful Company of Television and Radio Broadcasters

Literate Machines

http://revolution

The Great Obsoleter

Justice Algorithms

Free as in Freedom

Balanced Freedoms smodeerF decnalaB

Build Freedom for the Future

The Mozilla Manifesto http://mozilla.org/about/mozilla-manifesto.html

Robo Habilis

Zak Greant http://zak.greant.com zak@greant.com

From http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Promote_MDC

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