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Free Software and Hardware bring National Sovereignty

Tarek Loubani

Free software and hardware are essential to sovereignty among developing nations, and can be used to secure infrastructure and information against sophisticated adversaries. Underdeveloped nations are leveraging Free software for these purposes, including Gaza and the Palestinian territories. This lecture discusses the Palestinian use of Free software and hardware to claim a kind of sovereignty, focusing on the health sector as one example where speaker Dr. Tarek Loubani has experienced and participated in efforts to incorporate Free culture.