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Open Source - Jan Lehnardt

This talk was a bit different from the previous ones in terms of content. Jan focused more on the political and business side of open-source and what should we do to improve society. Some key aspects: Build more web apps instead of platform-specific ones. Government/public money should be invested on more open source projects, such as Wikipedia, which are accessible to everyone. Use both politics and business to make the world better with open source. One interesting question he made was: ‘why do we all have to pay for our own internet if we could have a more powerful shared internet node paid by all of us?’. I actually think that would be an interesting idea. Internet could be free or, if not, accessible everywhere and paid through taxes. But that would need a good government and good system to make it all work well I think.