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Your guide to LibrePlanet 2017, wherever you are, March 25-26

by Georgia Young Contributions Published on Mar 20, 2017 05:00 PM
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.

If you are planning to attend LibrePlanet in Cambridge, we encourage you to register in advance through Tuesday morning at 10:00 EST (14:00 UTC) -- advance registration helps us plan a better event. Walk ups are also welcome. Students and FSF members receive gratis admission.

The LibrePlanet program offers something for everyone in the free software movement, from newcomers concerned about preserving their digital privacy to longtime free software developers.

Keynote speakers will include Kade Crockford, Director of the Technology for Liberty Program, ACLU of Massachusetts; Cory Doctorow, Special Advisor to the Electronic Frontier Foundation; Sumana Harihareswara, Founder of Changeset Consulting; and Free Software Foundation Founder Richard Stallman.

On Sunday, the FSF Licensing and Compliance team will host a special edition of the weekly Free Software Directory meetup in person at LibrePlanet. Whether you're attending at MIT or participating from afar, this is your opportunity to contribute to a valuable free software resource.

Each year, we livestream and record LibrePlanet proceedings in order to make the event accessible to all. This requires significant staff time and equipment purchases: please make a $25 donation at to support this effort.

Another way to participate if you can't make it to Cambridge is to join the conversation around the conference on the libreplanet-discuss mailing list. Subscribe now and start a conversation.

Finally, we'd like to express our excitement about working with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Student Information Processing Board, our organizing partner for LibrePlanet 2017.

We hope see you at LibrePlanet 2017 this weekend, whether in Cambridge or on the Web.

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