Free software is a unique social movement in that for-profit companies have a deep interest in the outcome of the movement. Where the interest of companies and free software ideology overlap there is a powerful amplification of effort. Many ideological individuals have become employed writing free software and companies have become an important source of funding for the movement. While for-profit involvement is important and in fact inevitable where free software is successful, we as a community must evaluate the relationships we have with companies. In this talk, Karen will examine these relationships and discuss how they impact the future of free software.
Talk (45 mins) session with Karen Sandler during Debconf 16