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FSF annual members meeting, Saturday April 1, 2006.

by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Mar 02, 2006 11:21 AM
"GPLv3 and the future of the free software movement"
Boston, Massachusetts, USA - Thursday, March 2, 2006 - The Free Software Foundation announces details of its annual associate members meeting, to be held at MIT, Cambridge MA, on Saturday April 1, 2006

Richard Stallman and Eben Moglen have scheduled keynote speeches covering GPLv3 and the future of the free software movement, during the annual Free Software Foundation meeting in Cambridge MA, on April 1, 2006.  "As we expected, 2006 is proving to be a pivotal year for the Free Software Movement. With the release of the GPLv3, we have brought to focus the debate on the threats posed by Digital Restrictions Management, Software Patents and Treacherous Computing. Our community's efforts in the months ahead will help set the tone in the battle for computer users' freedom." said Peter Brown, FSF Executive Director .

In its fourth year, the annual FSF Associate Members Meeting has become a sounding board for the activities of the Foundation, and the sharing of ideas with the community. At this year's meeting, FSF Board Member Henri Poole will launch a members forum, an effort to elicit  organizing ideas and identify tactical actions to move the fight for free software into the mainstream. Henri Poole said, "The GNU Project achieved the bulk of its success by staying committed to a philosophical manifesto, coordinating interoperability, and supporting the passion of  free software activists to write code. Now we support the passion of our people by moving the free code into all areas of government, business, home, and personal devices."

Details of this year's meeting are now available, along with registration details at

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