Public money - public infrastructure - public code

Date: Monday, March 5, 2018
Time: 05:00 - 06:00 PM
Room: Flyover Front
Skill Level: Beginner
Language: English
Duration: 1 hour(s)
Format: Advocacy, Policy and Research
Presenter: eal
Other Presenters: Polina Malaja
Why is research financed with taxpayers' money not released as Open Access? Why are educational resources created using public money not Open Educational Resources? Why is software developed using public money not released as Free Software? It is a shame that public money does not yet produce public knowledge but at least the conditions get better and better. While in 2000 hardly any politician even knew what the Internet is, in 2017 many young and new elected politicians already know what a free license is. And even more intuitively understand the demand that public money should create public infrastructure / knowledge. With the Free Software Foundation Europe we are currently running a successful campaign that demands for public code. The time seems ripe for this demand. We like to share some experience and insights about the campaign and invite you to participate, adopt or even extend the demand into other areas like Open Access, Open Educational Resources or similar. Let's partner up and try to get "public money - public knowledge" as a framework for various activities during the electoral campaigns for the European elections 2019.
Target Audience:
People who (like to) actively promote software freedom or freedom in other areas of knowledge towards policy makers.
Desired Outcome:
To let people from different areas of freedom (Open Acess, OER, FLOSS, Open Knowledge, Open Data...) unite and find creative ways and a framework to influence electoral campaigns for the European elections 2019