[act-ma] [Boston]Software Freedom Day! Saturday 15th!! encuentro5

ReK2 rek2 at binaryfreedom.info
Fri Sep 14 15:51:59 PDT 2007

What: Software Freedom Day Boston

When: Saturday, September 15, 2007 Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Where: Encuentro 5, 33 Harrison Ave, 5th floor, Boston, MA 02111 (in Boston's
Chinatown, near the corner of Harrison and Beach)

How: Just show up! Email info at fsf.org to let us know you're coming.

Who: Free Software Foundation (http://fsf.org)
     Binary Freedom (http://binaryfreedom.info)
     Boston Free Culture (http://freeculture.org)
     Software Freedom Day (http://softwarefreedomday.org)

"When you turn on your computer, you're making a political statement. If, like
most people, your computer boots Microsoft Windows, the statement you're making
is that transnational corporations should control access to the most powerful
public media that ever existed." -- New Internationalist, November 2006

Join us from 1pm to 5pm on Saturday, September 15, 2007 in Boston's Chinatown
to celebrate Software Freedom Day! Let us know that you can come by emailing
info at fsf.org, and get more up-to-date details at
http://groups.fsf.org/index.php/Boston_Software_Freedom_Day . We'll have
refreshments and there is no charge to attend.

Bring your computers and portable music players for help installing and
configuring the free GNU/Linux operating system on them, and for following
along with the hands-on demos and interactive talks! Wi-fi access is available,
and we'll be giving out gNewSense CDs (http://gnewsense.org).

If you have a free software or free culture project you want to share with
other people, sign up on-site to give a 5-minute "lightning talk".

We'll be one node in a network of over 300 events worldwide -- it's not often
we get the chance to make that kind of splash. It'll be a great chance to meet
other hackers, activists and artists in the area and to make plans for how we
can work for freedom on a concrete, local level.

Here's the schedule, subject to change. The talks listed next to each other
will be simultaneous.

    13:00 - 13:30 | Registration, refreshments, meet people, free culture music
    and video, sign up to give lightning talks

    13:30 - 14:00 | Introduction to free software and Software Freedom Day
    (Joshua Gay and John Sullivan from the FSF)

    14:00 - 14:30 | Drupal for nonprofits workshop / Boston Free Culture

    14:30 - 14:40 | Break, music, video

    14:40 - 15:10 | GNU Image Manipulation Program demo (Ari Pollak, Debian
    GIMP maintainer) / One Laptop Per Child demo

    15:10 - 15:20 | Break, music, video

    15:20 - 15:50 | Benjamin "Mako" Hill (FSF board of directors) / OpenOffice

    15:50 - 16:20 | Six, 5-minute lightning talks

    16:20 - 17:00 | Free software installation and assistance (including
    Rockbox for your portable music player), music, video, & keysigning

More information:

* http://groups.fsf.org/index.php/Boston_Software_Freedom_Day
* http://softwarefreedomday.org
* http://freesoftwarefreesociety.org

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