Hackers & free software programmers that challenge proprietary software monopolies.
Richard Stallman (Free Software Foundation) and Lawrence Lessig (Creative Commons) explain what is free software, copyleft and the GNU General Public Licence.
The documentary explains the rise of Linux alongside Microsoft. It has been appreciated a lot for its sense of humour and the relevance of its arguments.
"In Search of Hackers" is a documentary that intends to open or to "hack" our preconceived ideas about what is a Hacker, and introduce us to what the new century and the new millennium has prepared for us; the new ethical and moral standpoint that this new technological revolution has to offer and that manifests itself in our daily life from different parts of our mental geography and various places of our society.
In the media and the public mind hacking has become synonymous with electronic crime. Federal agencies come down hard on anyone they catch, and all of a sudden what used to be seen as intellectual playfulness has become a serious matter... This documentary looks at the "2600" community in today’s New York City, its meetings, conferences and politics, and traces the origins of the term ’hacking’ back to the model train enthusiasts at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).