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Share the story of your free software journey! - January 20, 2022

by Greg Farough Contributions Published on Jan 14, 2022 12:50 PM
When Jan 20, 2022

from 02:00 PM to 04:30 PM
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Share the story of your free software journey.

What's your free software story?

Each of us has our own story to share about how we came to free software. For some, it might have been something as simple as learning about it from a friend. Others may have come to GNU/Linux through an article online or in a magazine, and at least a few lucky members of our community will have grown up with free software being used in the home. As part of our Freedom Ladder initiative, we want to take the time to highlight these stories, and distill what we can from them in order to help more and more people join the free software movement. Our stories may differ widely, but we're confident that we can learn something of value from each of them, and use them as tools to help lead others to freedom.

We're inviting you to a live session on January 20, starting at 14:00 EST (19:00 UTC), in the #fsf channel of the Libera.Chat IRC network. During this time, we'll be having an impromptu discussion about our own free software journeys, and opening a convenient place for you to share your own with us. Although it's not necessary to participate in the IRC session to submit your story to the campaign, we hope that you'll take the time to join us!

How to participate

  • If you haven't already, now would be a good time to read the Freedom Ladder campaigns page on the LibrePlanet wiki. This is where we've been publicly developing our campaign materials.

  • In the days leading up to the event, start thinking of the parts of your story that you most want to share, and which parts of your story you feel might be the most helpful to others. If you like, you might write parts of your story down to help you remember.

  • Join the FSF's live discussion on Thursday, January 20th at 14:00 EST (19:00 UTC). This is your opportunity to share your story, and listen to others' stories! You can share your story with us via this form and questionnaire.

  • If you're unable to attend the event, would prefer not to speak, or would like to share your story in another way, you can do so on the Ladder's LibrePlanet wiki page, or by writing

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