[tor-project] Fwd: Support computer-user freedom by exhibiting at LibrePlanet 2017 again

David Goulet dgoulet at ev0ke.net
Tue Feb 7 13:35:06 UTC 2017

On 07 Feb (10:38:25), Moritz Bartl wrote:
> tl;dr: LibrePlanet wants us back with a booth.
> Since Tor was put on FSF's High Priority List (since Richard uses it now
> I hear?) very recently, this sounds like a good idea.
> https://www.fsf.org/news/fsf-announces-a-major-overhaul-of-free-software-high-priority-projects-list
> Anyone?

I really enjoyed LibrePlanet last year! but this year it's during the
Amsterdam meeting :(.

So anyone not coming to Amsterdam, I strongly recommend LibrePlanet and I do
think it's a great idea to have a presence there.

Thanks Moritz!

> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject: Support computer-user freedom by exhibiting at LibrePlanet 2017
> again
> Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2017 15:05:48 -0500
> Dear Moritz,
> Thank you very much for supporting us through the exhibit hall at
> LibrePlanet in 2014!
> Over the past 8 years, **LibrePlanet**
> (<https://www.libreplanet.org/2017>) has become a prominent free
> software conference for a vibrant, diverse community of developers,
> policy experts, activists, students, and users who care about the
> intersection of technology, education, and user freedom. With past
> keynote speakers including **Edward Snowden**, **Sue Gardner**
> (Wikimedia Foundation), and **Allison Randal** (Open Source
> Initiative), LibrePlanet is a banner event with 400 attendees and
> thousands more watching conference sessions online. It is also one of
> the only technology conferences to run its infrastructure entirely on
> free software.
> The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and Massachusetts Institute of
> Technology's (MIT) Student Information Processing Board are working
> hard organizing **LibrePlanet 2017: The Roots of Freedom -- Saturday
> and Sunday, March 25 and 26, 2017 at the MIT Stata Center**. This year
> will feature keynote speakers **Cory Doctorow** (author, activist, and
> co-editor of boingboing.net), **Kade Crockford** (ACLU Massachusetts),
> **Sumana Harihareswara** (Changeset Consulting), and **Richard
> Stallman** (FSF founder and president). The conference is funded and
> staffed by the Free Software Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
> charity, and we need your support. **Will you join us at LibrePlanet
> 2017 as an exhibitor again?**
> Exhibiting at LibrePlanet will ensure Tor:
> - has an exhibitor table in our lively, centrally located hall,
> - is listed in the program book and on the event website as an exhibitor,
> - receives 2 registrations for all conference events.
> LibrePlanet could not happen without the contributions of donors,
> sponsors, and exhibitors. In addition to other logistics, sponsors and
> exhibitors fund gratis admission for all students and travel/lodging
> scholarships to help speakers and students who would not be able to
> make it otherwise. Last year, we received 37 applications for
> scholarships and were able to fulfill 10. This year, we hope to do
> even more with your support. You can be confident in our financial
> stewardship and responsible use of resources -- the FSF has been in
> operation for over 30 years, and we have the highest rating possible
> on Charity Navigator (4 stars).
> LibrePlanet offers tremendous visibility, allowing you to showcase
> your support of free software to users, developers, and potential
> employees. While everything you do may not be free software, it is
> likely that a substantial portion of your organization relies on
> it. Sponsoring is a great way to give back and support the community
> that continues to make and improve the pool of software available to
> you. Conference sponsors and exhibitors are able to engage all the
> attendees and organization representatives at the two-day event,
> thousands of viewers who watch online, the FSF's 4,000 members and
> 130,000+ subscribers, and nearly 20 million unique web visitors who
> visit fsf.org, libreplanet.org, and gnu.org each year.
> You can find more information on LibrePlanet sponsorship and exhibitor
> opportunities at <https://libreplanet.org/2017/sponsors/>.
> We would love for Tor to be part of the exhibit hall again. If you are
> interested, please let me know at <membership at fsf.org> by March 5th.
> Thank you again for supporting our work to promote, protect, and
> develop free software.
> Sincerely,
> j.
> -- 
> Jeanne Rasata
> Program Assistant
> Free Software Foundation
> GnuPG Key: F24B 3F64 31A1 90D6 1CCC  0394 E8FD 48A0 DE0D C371
> P.S.: Check out this short video about LibrePlanet, made with free
> software:
> <https://media.libreplanet.org/u/libreplanet/m/libreplanet-2016-fork-the-system/>.
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