Just passing this along — hope to see you all in March.
LibrePlanet is an annual conference for free software enthusiasts. LibrePlanet brings together software developers, policy experts, activists and computer users to learn skills, share accomplishments and face challenges to software freedom. Newcomers are always welcome, and LibrePlanet 2014 will feature programming for all ages and experience levels.
This year, the theme of the conference is “Free Software, Free Society.” How can free software protect journalists, whistleblowers, activists, and regular computer users from government and corporate surveillance? How can free software, or free software values like copyleft, community development, and transparency, be used by people fighting to create free societies around the world? What challenges are standing between us and our goal of free software ubiquity?
The event will feature a keynote addresses by Eben Moglen, founder of the Software Freedom Law Center, and Karen Sandler, executive director of the GNOME Foundation. The conference will also feature workshops in using free programs, talks and discussion panels with free software luminaries, plentiful networking opportunities, and a pre-conference social gathering. And as always, FSF founder and president Richard Stallman will be on hand to present the annual Free Software Awards.
In the words of the organizers, “If you’re interested in the role of technology in struggles for justice, community, and freedom, then you will find a lot to be excited about at LibrePlanet.”