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FSF30: Get in on the party and User Freedom Summit, in Boston and worldwide!

by Georgia Young Contributions Published on Aug 12, 2015 03:23 PM
We recently announced a 30th birthday party for the Free Software Foundation, to be held in Boston, Massachusetts on the evening of Saturday, October 3rd. What better way to celebrate three decades fighting for computer user freedom?

If you're planning to join the celebration, with hors d'oeuvres, drinks, an address by FSF founder and president Richard Stallman, and lots of birthday fun, RSVP now! The party has a limited capacity, and many free software supporters have already let us know they'll be attending.

If you're attending and want to brag about it on social media, use the hashtag #FSF30.

But that's not all -- we're also holding a User Freedom Summit in the daytime, before the party. The theme of the summit is "Thirty Years, Four Freedoms," and it will feature sessions for longtime free software fans and those who are new to free software. Stay tuned for more details on the summit, including session information and registration.

Bookmark the event homepage for lodging suggestions and more information about the summit and other festivities that weekend, coming soon.

Join our worldwide party network!

We know that not every free software fan will join us in person in Boston -- so we're hosting a party network where you can promote your own party (we'll even offer some ideas for making your event lots of fun!) We'll have a livestream of the Boston party, and welcome photos and reports from your own parties, too!

Renew your membership to support our work for computer user freedom

Dedicated supporters like you have made our thirty wonderful years possible. Renew your associate membership so that we can do even more in the next thirty. We're pleased to offer current members special benefits, including gratis admission to our LibrePlanet conference each spring.

If you'd rather not renew your membership, you can also help by making a donation when you RSVP, or on our regular donation page.

Volunteer or sponsor

If you are interested in helping out at the summit or the party, we welcome you! In addition to setting up the venue and greeting guests, we need people with skills in free software livestreaming. All volunteers will receive a special reverse birthday gift from us to you.

The FSF is also seeking general event, beverage, or food sponsors. To sponsor or recommend a sponsor, or to volunteer, reply to this email.

See you in October!

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