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Add your node to the FSF30 Party Network

av Free Software Foundation Published on 11.08.2015 - 11:26
We know that not every free software fan can join us in person in Boston -- so we're helping organize a worldwide party network. Use this page to create and hook up your own party node.

If you're looking to join rather than create a party node in your area, check out the party node listing on the LibrePlanet wiki.

Starting your own party node

Anybody can create a party node and hook it up to the global party network. The FSF will mention your party at our flagship event in Boston, and there will also be a livestream of the flagship event, for parties that happen simultaneously with the flagship. Here are the steps to organize a party:

Join the party node organizers email list

  1. Join the party node organizers mailing list with the box on this page.
  2. Pick a date and time.

  3. Hook up your party node by adding it to the FSF30 Party Network page on the LibrePlanet wiki. Make sure to include an email address or form for people to RSVP. If you already have an FSF account, you can use it to log in to the wiki. If you don't, make one using the link in the upper right.

  4. Invite your community!

  5. Send the FSF pictures after your event.

It's good to hook your node up to the network as soon as you have a date and contact info, even if you're still working out the details. Once your event is up on the LibrePlanet wiki, the FSF will link to it in our emails and posts about FSF30.

If you have any questions, let us know at campaigns@fsf.org.

Ideas for party nodes

  • Organize a free software hackathon.
  • Play free software video games.
  • Create and destroy a piñata representing proprietary software. We're still trying to come up with the best way to represent proprietary software with a piñata, so let us know if you have any great ideas.
  • Print out some of the FSF's free software advocacy materials to discuss at the party.
  • Host an install party (see the FSF's recommended GNU/Linux distributions).
  • Get some free software stickers from the FSF shop and hand them out to party guests.
  • Lead a workshop to teach friends how to use a new free software tool. Our Email Self-Defense guide is a good resource for teaching friends how to use free software email encryption.
  • Raise funds for a local free software organization or your favorite free software project.

Useful materials

Use the FSF30 logo, available in multiple formats, to promote your event. Need educational materials to augment your plans? Check out our resources page for handouts, graphics, and videos that will help you teach others about free software.

If you have other ideas you'd like to share, please let us know at campaigns@fsf.org.

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