Interoperability and the metaverse: Positioning Debian in the emerging ecosystem

Speaker: Bernelle Verster


Track: Introduction to Free Software & Debian

Type: Long talk (45 minutes)

Room: Drini

Time: Jul 20 (Wed): 15:00

Duration: 0:45

This talk is a reflection on my journey into the metaverse - or the immersive internet, or the socially focused, real-time 3D platform (geospatial) web3.0 … and other buzzwords. Web + movie + games + social media all mushed together in various ways.

A recurring topic is the need for interoperabilty, and it turns out I didn’t really know what that means either.

Join me as I share what I have learnt so far about:

  1. The metaverse and urban metabolism
  2. Good, open data
  3. “The” “metaverse”
  4. Web3 vs web3.0

including brief highlights of my journey into geospatial, RDF and socially linked data (Solid) so far.

The talk text and links live at and probably on github too!