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Youth and Free Culture with Open Source Software

con Software de Fuentes Abiertas

Asturix plus Free Culture





Free Culture and Asturix Project

The free culture movement is a social movement that promotes the freedom to distribute and modify creative works in the form of free content by using the Internet and other forms of media.

The movement objects to over-restrictive copyright laws. Many members of the movement argue that such laws hinder creativity. They call this system “permission culture“.

Creative Commons is a well-known website which was started by Lawrence Lessig. It lists licenses that permit free sharing under various conditions, and also offers an online search of various creative-commons-licensed productions.

The free culture movement, with its ethos of free exchange of ideas, is of a whole with the free software movementRichard Stallman, the founder of the GNU project, and free software activist, advocates free sharing of information. He famously stated that free software means free as in “free speech,” not “free beer.”

Today, the term stands for many other movements, including hacker computing, the access to knowledge movement and the copyleftmovement.

The term “free culture” was originally the title of a 2004 book by Lawrence Lessig, a founding father of the free culture movement.[5]

Asturix Project, throughout the culture produced in recent years on the Community has not only released  all your code, but attempts to spread in society and especially among young people these skills that are essential to achieve a world where The Solidary Knowledge safe us from the constant speculation of those who live only to trade with the culture and the creation of the authors.

It’s therefore a major objective: to spread the Free Culture and Free Software so has led us to organize this conference which is aimed at not only young people but to all those who feel somewhat influential in the circle of young people have in their environment, whether associations, schools or just familiar surroundings, the importance for young people to new forms of sharing knowledge, the main source of wealth of the countries in the XXI century and the same time, the main source of huge imbalance between the “north” and “south”.