[act-ma] 3/22 & 23 LibrePlanet this weekend at MIT

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Fri Mar 21 06:35:15 PDT 2014

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 

This year, the theme of LibrePlanet 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? With your help, we'll tackle these 
questions and more at LibrePlanet 2014, March 22-23 in Cambridge, MA.

FSF members and students attend LibrePlanet at no cost! Become a member 
now <https://my.fsf.org/associate/support_freedom>. We encourage you to 
register in advance 
<https://crm.fsf.org/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=13>, but 
registration will be available at the door on both days of the conference.

There are two other events, with separate registration, taking place 
before and after the conference. On Friday, March 21st, 
community-members will hold the 0th SpinachCon 
<https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/the-0th-spinachcon>, where users 
and developers will improve the user experience of free software 
programs. On Monday, March 24th (the day after LibrePlanet), the Free 
Software Foundation will hold a GPL Enforcement and Legal Ethics seminar 
at Suffolk University in Boston.

Full in at

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