You're invited: 30th birthday party and mini-conference
Join the Free Software Foundation and friends in at CIC Boston, 50 Milk Street, Boston, MA, 02109 USA from 19:00 to 23:00 EDT on Saturday, October 3rd for our 30th Birthday Party. We'll share hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and an address by FSF founder and president Richard Stallman, as well as plenty of social time for catching up with old friends and making new ones.
If the free software movement is coming together for a party, we might as well get some work done, too. We're planning a User Freedom Summit from 10:00-17:00 EDT on October 3rd, before the party, where we'll share what we've learned from the first thirty years of the free software movement and swap ideas about the future. Stay tuned for more details.
Bookmark the event homepage for lodging suggestions and more information about the mini-conference and other festivities that weekend, coming soon.
Not coming to Boston?
We've been flattered by supporters around the world asking to hold their own local events for the FSF's birthday. Of course! We'd even love to write about it, or come up with a creative way of connecting it to the event in Boston. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested.
We also intend to stream the event and post videos online afterwards.
Support our work for computer user freedom
Our supporters have made our thirty wonderful years possible. By becoming an associate member you'll help us achieve even more in the next thirty. Members also get special benefits, including gratis admission to our LibrePlanet conference each spring.
Volunteer or sponsor
If you are interested in helping out at the mini-conference or the party, we welcome you! In addition to setting up the venue and greeting guests, we need people with skills in free software livestreaming. All volunteers will receive a special reverse birthday gift from us to you.
The FSF is also seeking general event, beer, or food sponsors. To sponsor or recommend a sponsor, or to volunteer, reply to this email.
Also, we'd like to introduce Georgia Young, our newest FSF staffer, in the role of program manager. Georgia is planning the thirtieth birthday events, so expect to hear more from her soon.
See you in October!
Read the New Yorker Article, The GNU Manifesto Turns Thirty by Maria Bustillos.