Category Archives: Free software

‘I think that conversations are the best, biggest thing that free software has to offer its users’

October 15, 2014 Constant, Free software, Lecture

In this presentation Femke introduces a book-in-the-making, an extensive collection of conversations between developers and designers involved in the wider ecosystem of Libre Graphics. Speaking to each other about tools for typography, lay-out and image processing they render a portrait of a community gradually understanding the interdependencies between software and design.

Edited in collaboration with Christoph Haag

The killer argument

Question: “But what would be the real advantage of developing free software tools, if soon proprietary ones will offer you the same ‘hackability’ (through APIs for example), or what if they would even be more flexible?” Answer: “More interesting frictions?” After discussing the “many cans of worms that have been hiding behind the glossy, happy-go-lucky, […]