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The second day of LibrePlanet 2017 started with a talk by author, blogger, editor, activist, and Internet freedom fighter Cory Doctorow. Straight through to Sumana Harihareswara's closing keynote, the day was full of conversations and presentations touching on a broad range of topics across the free software movement.
LibrePlanet started as the annual meeting of the Free Software Foundation (FSF) membership. Now, that meeting is just one part of a two-day conference that brings together hundreds of new and longtime members of the free software community from all parts of the world.
Christian Fernandez is a cyber security expert, joining us at LibrePlanet 2017 to talk about penetration testing and how "pentesting" can be done using entirely free tools.
Denver Gingerich is the founder and lead developer of JMP (https://jmp.chat/), a free software chat gateway that lets you text and call people using a real phone number without a phone. He's speaking at LibrePlanet 2017 (https://libreplanet.org/2017) (March 25-26th in Cambridge, MA), in Block 5B, from 15:40-16:25 on Sunday. Want to learn more about bringing software freedom to your cell phone? Check out his talk "A fully-free cell phone experience, no baseband required."
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.
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?
The world of free software projects and the greater free software movement grow in success and visibility in no small part thanks to the developmental model that is enabled by the licenses and philosophies that drive free software. Many projects and the Free Software Foundation (FSF) itself have made leaps in creating more diverse and inclusive spaces over the past few years. I'm excited to celebrate International Women's Day by writing just a few of the many amazing women around the world who use their professional and personal time to drive freedom in technology.
(as of February 25, 2017):
Session title: Strike at the Roots! An Analysis of Mass Surveillance and Ecology