What does it mean to return to the roots of the internet? What are the tools that can be used to reshape this shared virtual world into one that benefits and brings joy to every human on earth? How can hackers build tools and spread knowledge to democratize these powerful systems before it's too late?
In the long run, making programs free is a step toward the post-scarcity world, where nobody will have to work very hard just to make a living. People will be free to devote themselves to activities that are fun, such as programming, after spending the necessary ten hours a week on required tasks such as legislation, family counseling, robot repair and asteroid prospecting. There will be no need to be able to make a living from programming.