In this post, LibrePlanet volunteer and free software activist Brendan Kidwell shares why he's excited for LibrePlanet 2014.
While working on Replicant, a fully free/libre version of Android, we discovered that the proprietary program running on the applications processor in charge of handling the communication protocol with the modem actually implements a backdoor that lets the modem perform remote file I/O operations on the file system.
Sometimes your favorite free software has a piece of spinach in its teeth, and they need you to let them know.
With LibrePlanet 2014 just weeks away, here's an easy way to show how excited you are.
LibrePlanet 2014, produced in partnership by the Free Software Foundation and MIT's Student Information Processing Board (SIPB), is right around the corner! Everyone has been working really hard over the past few months, and I know this year's conference will be the best one yet.
February 2014 - New York, NY - RMS at the Cooper Union, for HuffPost Code and the New York Tech Meetup
18 new GNU releases in the last month (as of February 25, 2014):
February 2014 - Espoo and Helsinki, Finland - At Altoo University and at Haaga-Helia's Happy Hacking Day
It's only weeks until LibrePlanet, hosted by the Free Software Foundation and MIT's Student Information Processing Board (SIPB), and more people are registering every day (you could be one of them!).