The Ethics of Open Source
Amber Conville Tim Ottinger

You’ve just written a gorgeous and fun piece of code! Isn’t that so exciting? It could help many people in their daily jobs, so of course you’ll open source it and share it with the world! Fast forward 6 months, and you learn ICE is using your beautiful baby to facilitate mass containment and deportation operations. What do you do? How do you feel? Should you have even released that lovely innovative creation into the wild? Is there anything you could have done to prevent this? Where does your responsibility begin and end as an author and user of open source software? Welcome to the endless conundrum of Ethics in Open Source Software! Join us for 90 minutes of conversation, existential confusion, and treading in the philosophical deep end.

Date & Time
Thursday, July 21, 2022, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Location Name
Ryman Studio L
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The Salon, Sponsored by RAF
Software Engineering | Ethics |