LinuxCon: With open-source’s great power comes great responsibility

One of the biggest Linux events of the year opened with a look at the social role of the largest open-source project in history, as well as Linux’s potential place in the history books.

LinuxCon North America 2016 kicked off today in Toronto with keynotes from Linux Foundation director Jim Zemlin and Ainissa Ramirez, an author and former Bell Labs researcher who works to make technology accessible to the mainstream.

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As open-source in general transitions from creating replacements or alternatives to proprietary solutions into pushing the boundaries of technology forward on its own, said Zemlin, the focus for Linux must become more philanthropic.

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