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Blog Entry Your guide to LibrePlanet 2017, wherever you are, March 25-26
by Georgia Young published Mar 20, 2017
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 chat.
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Blog Entry Schedule posted: Explore the roots of freedom at LibrePlanet 2017
by Georgia Young published Mar 10, 2017
It's almost time: LibrePlanet 2017 kicks off in two weeks, on March 25! Will you join free software hackers, lawyers, activists, students, educators, librarians, and community organizers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to explore the roots of software freedom?
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Blog Entry Here's a sneak peek at LibrePlanet 2017: Register today!
by Georgia Young published Feb 16, 2017
In just six weeks, on March 25 & 26, 2017, free software hackers, lawyers, activists, students, educators, librarians, and community organizers will gather at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to explore the roots of software freedom. Will YOU be there?
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News Item Sumana Harihareswara's keynote will close LibrePlanet 2017
by Georgia Young published Jan 25, 2017 last modified Sep 28, 2017 02:10 PM
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, USA — Wednesday, January 25, 2017 — The Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced today that Sumana Harihareswara will be a keynote speaker at LibrePlanet, the annual free software conference, on Sunday, March 26th, 2017.
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Decentralization, federation, and self-hosting
by Georgia Young published Jan 18, 2017 last modified Jan 20, 2017 11:17 AM
This large and fragmented space deals with increased centralization of Web activities. The free software community provided extensive feedback regarding many projects that fall under this initiative.
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Free drivers, firmware, and hardware designs
by Georgia Young published Jan 18, 2017 last modified Jun 06, 2017 11:33 AM
Drivers, firmware, and hardware are integral parts of the computers we use and the devices that interact with them -- and when these things are proprietary, they are incompatible with free software.
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Internationalization of free software
by Georgia Young published Jan 18, 2017 last modified Jan 18, 2017 11:52 AM
Internationalization is the process of designing software so that it can be adapted to various languages and regions without engineering changes.
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Intelligent personal assistant
by Georgia Young published Jan 18, 2017
Apple's Siri, Google Now, Cortana, Amazon Echo's Alexa, and other intelligent personal assistants (IPAs) are becoming more pervasive. Whatever convenience they provide comes with unacceptable tradeoffs: The breadth of access to users' data they take in order to operate is enormous, and the user does not have access to the code for either the client (because it's proprietary) or the server (because its code is not distributed).
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Free software adoption by governments
by Georgia Young published Jan 18, 2017
Government adoption of free software has the potential for a huge effect on the proliferation of free software, given that government employs many people, funds millions in software contracts each year, and most people interact with their government in various ways. We must demand that government not be held hostage to proprietary software.
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Real-time voice and video chat
by Georgia Young published Jan 18, 2017
Many widely used voice-over-IP programs, like Skype and FaceTime, use proprietary protocols and nonfree implementations.
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