Addressing Environmental Impact in Digital Open Source Projects

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Amidst increasing concerns about the environmental impact of digital technologies, FOSDEM 2024 hosted a lightning presentation titled "What Can Digital Open-Source Projects Do To Reduce Our Environmental Footprint?" It delves into the significant role of open-source software in addressing this issue. With a focus on the web, the speakers highlight the growth of digital solutions and the resulting environmental footprint, emphasizing the need for initiatives and guidelines to mitigate this impact. 

The session underscores the importance of building public code in a manner that does not contribute to climate change and sheds light on the new draft Web Sustainability Guidelines. The talk was delivered by Mike Gifford and provided insights into this pressing issue, offering suggestions for reducing the environmental footprint of digital open-source projects. Interested individuals can find a video of the session here.

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