Watch the LibrePlanet: Charting the Course videos on GNU MediaGoblin and PeerTube
March 18 & 19 was a weekend packed full of events and get-togethers, where people gathered for the Free Software Foundation's (FSF) fifteenth edition of its annual LibrePlanet conference. This year's theme was "Charting the Course." The talks addressed questions such as where we are now with regard to software freedom, where we are going, and how to achieve common goals. Both days featured a wide range of speakers. Read our blog posts reporting back from day one and day two of the conference to learn more about the highlights. In addition, you can now relive LibrePlanet: Charting the Course and catch up on the talks you missed with video and audio versions.
This year's videos
The LibrePlanet 2023 program page now has links to all recorded videos, audio, and accompanying slides. You can watch them in the LibrePlanet archives on MediaGoblin, as well as on the FSF's PeerTube channel.
This year's LibrePlanet, the very first hybrid version of the conference, consisted of three sessions running simultaneously in different rooms. One of the rooms featured in-person speakers only, another track had only remote speakers, and the third mixed both formats. Every session was conducted, recorded, and livestreamed with a free "as in freedom" software stack, down to the BIOS level. The livestream setup was similar to the one used in the last three years, except that the streaming desktop either received the presenter stream from ffmpeg or tuned into a BigBlueButton session with OBS.
As always, all videos are brought to you in a format free from Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) and unencumbered by software patents.
Picks to start with
Our advice is to take time to watch all the fantastic talks and speakers that joined us for the conference. However, if you are looking for advice where to start and want to experience the variety of the talks and how nearly every topic you can think of relates to free software, we recommend starting with the following picks:
Erin Rose Glass, our Saturday keynote, who shared with us how to chart the course for free software in education;
Elizabeth Chamberlain, our Sunday keynote, who spoke on the future of right to repair and free software;
Amin Bandali, who presented what's new in Jami, the project that won the 2022 Award for Project of Social Benefit;
Anaximander of Miletus revealed the role that 2018 Free Software Award winner OpenStreetMap (OSM) played in assisting people in printing critically-needed maps in the aftermath of Turkey's recent earthquake disaster;
Aaron Wolf, who illustrated, together with his son, ways in which to engage children with free software using plain old command-line tools;
Denis Carikli, whose talk demonstrated how to free the lowest levels of computer's software/firmware and why doing so is important for one's freedom;
The lightning talks, which brought together in-person and remote speakers to talk about their passion projects.
These are just a few of the interesting and varied subjects discussed at this year's LibrePlanet. Please have a look at the entire collection of 2023 videos and photos for hours of viewing pleasure. And if you really can't get enough, you can scroll down to the archives, where you can revisit the videos, photos, and much more from years 2022 and before.
If you prefer listening over viewing, then fire up your favorite free podcasting app, and listen to LibrePlanet!
The audio from this year's informative and inspirational talks is now available. We have uploaded the sessions to an RSS feed you can import into your favorite podcasting app or RSS reader, enabling you to listen using a free podcast app like AntennaPod via Android, or gPodder, if you are on a desktop computer.
We're so grateful for the participation of all of our speakers and attendees. It was a pleasure to learn, discuss, debate, and chart the course to software freedom together with you.
More workshops and talks in the upcoming weeks
Do you want more? Then we have good news for you! The FSF is hosting a series of live online talks and workshops related to LibrePlanet 2023: Charting the Course over the coming weeks:
- The immortal cookbook on Monday, April 24, 12:00-13:30 EDT (16:00-17:30 UTC);
- Metacartes: a free/libre toolbox to chart the course to an ethical digital technology on Monday, May 01, 12:00-13:30 EDT (16:00-17:30 UTC);
- LeanWeb: A Ruby (out of rails) web framework for static and dynamic content on Monday, May 08, 12:00-13:30 EDT (16:00-17:30 UTC);
- Digital colonialism, surveillance capitalism, and a libre software future on Monday, May 15, 12:00-13:30 EDT (16:00-17:30 UTC);
- BigCode: Open and responsible research on code-generating AI systems on Tuesday, May 30, 12:00-12:45 EDT (16:00-16:45 UTC); and
- WorldVistA EHR version of the Department of Veterans Affairs Electronic Health Record on Monday, June 5, 16:00-16:45 EDT (20:00-20:45 UTC).
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