Eben Moglen: A free world needs free software

My article for New Europe on Eben Moglen’s keynote at FOSDEM 2011 in Brussels, Belgium.

“Software is what the 21st century is made of,” said Moglen to the 1,400 people packed into a lecture hall at the Université libre de Bruxelles campus, where FOSDEM is held each year, “What steel was to the economy of the 20th century, what steel was to the power of the 20th century, what steel was to the politics of the 20th century, software is now. It is the crucial building block, the component out of which everything else is made, and, when I speak of everything else, I mean of course freedom, as well as tyranny, as well as business as usual, as well as spying on everybody for free all the time.”

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