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Alex Sander

Alex Sander

EU Public Policy Program Manager for the FSFE | Free Software Advocate & Speaker

Talk Title:
Public Money? Public Code!

Alex Sander is an EU public policy program manager for the Free Software Foundation Europe.

He has studied politics in Marburg, Germany and later has been an MEP Assistant in Brussels for three years and the General Manager of Digitale Gesellschaft e.V. in Berlin for four years. Furthermore he is the founder of NoPNR!, a campaign against the retention of travel data. He is also a Member of the Advisory Board of the ZMI Gießen and the Initiative against mass surveillance.

Talk Title & Summary

Public Money? Public Code!

Why is software that is programmed with taxpayers’ money not released as Free Software? We want legislation requiring that publicly financed 
software developed for public sector must be made publicly available under a Free and Open  Source Software license. If it is  public money, it should be public  code as well. Code paid by all  people should be available to all people!

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