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FSF releases audio recording of LibrePlanet conference

by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Mar 30, 2009 02:55 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Monday, March 30, 2009 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today released the complete audio recordings from the first day of the LibrePlanet GNU/Linux conference, held on March 21, 2009, in Cambridge, MA.

The recordings include a talk given by Samba's Jeremy Allison on Microsoft and its relationship with the free software community, and Gnash developer Rob Savoye announcing the Cygnal project -- a rich media server with features roughly compatible with the Flash Media Server. Two members of the group, Evan Prodromou and FSF director Mako Hill, spoke about efforts to engineer for free network services and the successful launch of the micro-blogging service

The event, which was attended by free software activists from all over the world, also included a panel discussion on regional software activism efforts from Brian Gough of the GNU Project, Ryan Bagueros of North-by-South and Bradley M. Kuhn of the Software Freedom Conservancy. FSF president Richard Stallman announced a new article and campaign targeting the dangers of nonfree JavaScript, then presented the FSF Award for the Advancement of Free Software to Wietse Venema, developer of the Postfix mail server, and the FSF Award for Projects of Social Benefit to Creative Commons.

"These recordings provide the free software community an opportunity to hear about some of the important work underway, and to get connected with the priorities that the Free Software Foundation is staking out for the coming year" said Peter Brown, FSF executive director.

The recordings, presented in the Ogg Vorbis and Ogg Speex codecs, as well as photographs of the event, courtesy of local photographer Matt Hins can be found at

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