With April, computing wins its social meaning

Matthew Calame's picture

Since the 80's, it is a commonplace to say that the "digital revolution" has profoundly affected human societies. But the fascination with the technical power should never make us lose sight of the ambivalence of technology itself: technology is only worth what for and by whom it is used. Technical progress is only worth something thanks to humankind. And this is April's great merit: not to promote technology for the sake of technology but to promote the development of Free Software aiming for a society defending cooperation and humanistic values. In addition to the development of useful tools for social actors, April thus joins a valuable and necessary thought process regarding law and software governance and the uses of such software. With April, computing wins its social meaning. Its vigilance is a guarantee that the progress in computer technology will result in human progress.

— Matthieu Calame