Lucas works for the FSFE as Senior Project Manager Legal. Lucas has background in contract, technology and telecommunications law. Over the years he got experience in the academic sector as well, achieving a Master and PhD in law. For him Free Software is a precondition for a safe, neutral and healthy digital environment. He is also a lecturer and researcher at the Humboldt University of Berlin.
While our devices are increasingly becoming proprietary, we need to find ways to safeguard ways to Free Software, otherwise our digital autonomy can be highly compromised. This talk introduces "Device Neutrality" as a principle to ensure that users equal access and non-discriminatory use of Free Software in of their devices. The audience will learn about real-life examples, as the struggle for Router Freedom and the latest regulatory initiatives for internet devices in the EU.
What will the Internet of the future look like? At the FSFE, we believe that Free Software is key for a human-centric Internet that respects people's fundamental rights. The NGI initiative provides financial support for software projects developing key technologies for the future of the Internet. In this talk you will learn about this project and how to get funding!