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Associate members are the roots of the Free Software Foundation. To recognize their contribution to computer user freedom, the FSF offers them benefits, like the digital "member since" badge. The badge just got a new look for 2017:
Guess who is coming to LibrePlanet?
(as of November 24, 2016):
Give freedom-respecting gifts this year.
(as of October 24, 2016)
"[The free software award] has put us in company with many great organizations bringing about social change through free software" said Alison Macrina from the Library Freedom Project, recipient of the award in 2016. That's why the Free Software Foundation and the GNU Project have presented the Free Software Awards for nearly two decades, honoring people and projects who have advanced the movement or created free software programs that serve crucial societal needs.
Clear your calendars for the last weekend of March 2017!
Since last month (as of September 26, 2016):
Libre Learn Lab is a two-day summit for people who create, use and implement freely licensed resources for K-12 education, bringing together educators, policy experts, software developers, hardware hackers, and activists to share best practices and address the challenges of widespread adoption of these resources in education. The 2nd biennial conference is Saturday, October 8th, and Sunday, October 9th, at the MIT Tang Center.
Today is the 33rd anniversary of the announcement of the GNU Project, so we've got freedom on our minds. LibrePlanet 2017 is coming! The next installment of this annual celebration of user freedom is happening March 25-26, 2017 in the Boston area.