Pop!_OS is an interesting distribution that we thought might be worth exploring and demonstrating with the group. While Pop!_OS is primarily built to be bundled with the computers built by System76, we can download it and install it on a variety of computers. While Pop!_OS is not "Free Software" as fully bundled operating system, Sytem76 are big supporters of the GPL and many of the components of it are.
The extensive use of Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloud infrastructure in modern times raises serious questions around data sovereignty and ownership: where does the data reside? who owns it? who has access and control of it? and what does that mean for me?