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Red Hat Magzine: From Teacher to Crusader: Confessions of an Open Source Educator

Jan 23, 2005, 13:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Elkner)

"Ever since I heard of the GPL while a graduate student more than 10 years ago I've been a crusader for software freedom. I am motivated by a desire to live in a world in which democracy and social justice are the birthrights of all people, and convinced that the best way to bring this about is for people to have direct control over the economic and social forces that effect them. Since the world around us is increasingly dominated by information technology and the software that runs it, democracy and software freedom go hand in hand.

"My crusade began in a high school mathematics/computer science classroom, in which it is still largely rooted..."

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