Karen Sandler Delivered Keynote at OSCON EU, Taught Kids in London about Free Software

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Wed Oct 26 22:12:56 UTC 2016

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Conservancy's Executive Director Karen Sandler delivered a keynote
last week in London, England at OSCON EU. Karen discussed software
freedom ideology and its place relative to social justice
issues. Drawing from her experiences looking at medical devices, Karen
illustrated software freedom as a threshold issue, at the service of
those bigger challenges. Karen stated the case for why software must
be free and open in order to solve our biggest social problems
effectively in the long term.

While in London, Karen also participated in a hack day with CORE CIC,
a UK-based organization focused on osteopathy and helping people live
pain free lives. Held at the Hackney New School in London, the hack
day helped 14-year-old kids design health-related apps using Micro
Bits donated by the BBC. Karen spoke to the kids about the role of
technology in peoples' lives and introduced them to ideas around free
and open source software.

Pictures from the hack day are available at

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