The FOSSA project to get the European Union to run open source security audits takes a step towards understanding FLOSS as a public service: If free/libre open source software belongs to the public, the public needs to take responsibility for it. Taking such responsibility – and not just for security – is getting more and more urgent as software controls ever more of the world around us. Societies need to ask themselves: Can people be truly emancipated and governments truly independent when they cannot (or just do not) inspect and modify the code that runs their lives?
EU-FOSSA is managed by the European Commission's Directorate General of Informatics (DIGIT), and implements the European Parliament's Pilot Project "Governance and quality of software code – Auditing of free and open source software".
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Julia Reda was elected to the European Parliament for the Pirate Party in 2014. She is a Vice-Chair of her parliamentary group, the Greens/European Free Alliance. In the European Parliament, she serves as a coordinator for the Greens/EFA in the Committee on Internal Market & Consumer Protection (IMCO), as a member of the Legal Affairs (JURI) and Petition (PETI) Committees and was elected to the Enquiry Committee on the Emissions Scandal ("Dieselgate"). She co-founded the Digital Agenda intergroup. Her legislative focus is on copyright and internet policy issues. In 2015, she was responsible for the Parliament's evaluation of the Copyright Directive. Learn more...
Event: QtCon 2016 - September 1-4, Berlin Congress Center.
Published on Sep 8, 2016 on You Tube by FSFE
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