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The FSF's 35th anniversary event

by Zoë Kooyman Contributions Published on Oct 04, 2020 11:30 AM
When Oct 09, 2020

from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where and #fsf on IRC

This event has ended, thank you for celebrating #FSF35 with us!

Join us in celebrating the FSF's thirty-fifth year of fighting for software freedom.

Online and via IRC in #fsf (on Freenode)
Celebration image Source files for the anniversary artwork by illustrator and artist David Revoy.
Our work will not be finished until every computer user is able to do all of their digital tasks in complete freedom -- whether that's on a desktop, laptop, or the computer in your pocket. The fight for free software continues, and we wouldn't be here without you.

We ended the FSF's birthday week with an online anniversary event featuring both live and prerecorded segments on Friday, October 9th, from 12:00 EDT (16:00 UTC) until 17:00 EDT (21:00 UTC).

Program (Times are in EDT)

  • 12:00 - 12:10: Welcome and introductory remarks
    by Greg Farough (FSF campaigns manager)
    and Zoë Kooyman (FSF program manager)

  • 12:10 - 12:30: Celebrating 35 years of FSF
    by FSF president Geoffrey Knauth

    Watch the video
  • 12:30 - 13:15 Free software design and Q&A
    with illustrator and artist David Revoy

    Watch the video
  • 13:15 - 13:30: Community videos

    Watch the video
  • 13:30 - 14:15: Free software in France, federated social media and moderation
    with Pouhiou, co-founder of Framasoft and Eda Nano, board member of April, France and member of La Quadrature Du Net

    Watch the video
  • 14:15 - 14:30: A prerecorded message from RMS
    by FSF founder Richard Stallman

    Watch the video
  • 14:30 - 15:00: FSF history quiz
    by Craig Topham (FSF copyright and licensing associate & quizmaster)

  • 15:00 - 16:30: How to organize local free software groups
    with Bonnie Mehring (FSFE, DE), Italo Vignoli (TDF)
    and local groups organizers from around the world

    Watch the video
  • 16:30 - 16:45: Celebrating 35 years of FSF
    by FSF executive director John Sullivan

    Watch the video
  • 16:45 - 16:55: Community videos

    Watch the video
  • 16:55 - 17:00: Closing remarks

    Watch the video

This live event will follow the LibrePlanet safe space policy throughout the event, so please make sure you read it.

Support the FSF and receive an anniversary pin

Image of anniversary pin

If you are also able to, please consider making a donation of $35 or more to help keep the fight for user freedom going another 35 years, we'll send you a commemorative pin.


Invite people to join the community's celebration of thirty-five years of software freedom:

Share the event online!

Feel free to adapt the text and use it with the #fsf35 hashtag and the included image.

I am watching #fsf35 live! Join the FSF and guests from around the world in a special live event celebrating the free software community.

Illustration Copyright © 2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc., by David Revoy, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

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