Philosophy vs Pragmatism

Matthew Cross
Talk Description: 

In the F/OSS community, we have a set of ideals and principles that we follow. Be they, how software should be developed, to the rights for consumers to do as they will with that software. However, we also live in a world locked into certain services and providers. So how do we ensure we stay true to our ideals but also have a rational pragmatic real world view that allow us to get what we need to do done?

Matthew Cross is a F/OSS advocate and technology enthusiast that has been journeying through the world of F/OSS and Linux since 1999. His first Linux distro was Mandrake back in a time when. Wintel modems were a thing. 20 years later he is still on that journey but with 20 years of Linux end user knowledge.