Internet Health @Software Freedom Day 2017 São Carlos

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Yesterday I was in one of the editions of Software Freedom Day 2017 in the city of São Carlos to talk about the Internet Health. Here we have a little draft of what we talked!

The Software Freedom Day (SFD) is an annual worldwide celebration of Free Software. #SFD is a public education effort with the aim of increasing awareness of Free Software and its virtues, and encouraging its use. At São Carlos city (Brazil) edition, I pushed a conversation about #InternetHealthy! By engaging a community of key thinkers on defining Internet health, we want to generate better understanding of what the world can do to make the Internet healthier.


Our conversation is guided directly on concept of the Internet Health, the importance of measuring the health of the Internet, then we talk about the history of the Internet Health report created by Mozilla and the importance of the initiative, we show some of the relevant data in the report about the 5 key topics of Internet health, we take the topics and data to be discussed in depth, and ultimately we guide people to give feedback about the report directly on the official website.

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Let’s take a note of what we discussed

  • The concept of the Internet Health is generally not known, but it is related to the way governments are attacking the Internet through censorship and network control policies.
  • Decentralization is one of the most discussed topics, on what way can break the monopoly of big companies like Google and Microsoft.
  • Web Literacy is the key to solve most of the issues reported in the report, in particular issues of decentralization and privacy and security.
  • Digital Inclusion is important, but it is important to reach the other half of the world along with web literacy.


Thank you all SFD for the opportunity to us talk about Internet Health so important to FOSS software!

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