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Your guide to LibrePlanet 2018, wherever you are, March 24-25

Item posted by Wensheng XIE <wxie> on Mon 19 Mar 2018 05:37:38 AM UTC.

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Hi Translators,

The free software community encompasses the globe, and we strive to make the LibrePlanet conference reflect that. That's why we livestream the proceedings of the conference, and encourage you to participate remotely by both watching and participating in the discussion via IRC.

If you are planning to attend LibrePlanet in Cambridge, MA, we encourage you to register in advance through Tuesday morning at 10:00 EDT (14:00 UTC) -- advance registration helps us plan a better event. Walk ups are also welcome. Students and FSF members receive gratis admission.

The LibrePlanet program offers something for everyone in the free software movement, from newcomers concerned about preserving their digital privacy to longtime free software developers.

Keynote speakers will include Gabriella Coleman, author of Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking; Seth David Schoen, Staff Technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation; Deb Nicholson, Community Outreach Director for the Open Invention Network; and Free Software Foundation Founder Richard Stallman.

Can't make it to Cambridge? Bookmark LibrePlanet's livestream now, and tune in Saturday, March 24th and Sunday, March 25th -- and if you can't watch this weekend, videos of most talks will be posted at in the days following the conference.

Each year, we livestream and record LibrePlanet proceedings in order to make the event accessible to all. This requires significant staff time and equipment purchases: please make a $25 donation at to support this effort.

Another way to participate if you can't make it to Cambridge is to join the conversation around the conference on the libreplanet-discuss mailing list. Subscribe now and start a conversation.

Finally, we'd like to express our excitement about working with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Student Information Processing Board, our organizing partner for LibrePlanet 2018.

We hope to see you at LibrePlanet 2018 this weekend, whether in Cambridge or on the Web.

Georgia Young
Program Manager

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