Eben Moglen’s plea for free and open source software before the JURI comittee of European Parliament, 2013-07-09.
Eben Moglen is a professor of law and legal history at Columbia University, and is the founder, Director-Counsel and Chairman of Software Freedom Law Center, whose client list includes numerous pro bono clients, such as the Free Software Foundation.
Moglen says that free software is a fundamental requirement for a democratic and free society in which we are surrounded by and dependent upon technical devices. Only if controlling these devices is open to all via free software, can we balance power equally.
Complete video’s original location: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/ep-live…