[tor-project] Fwd: LibrePlanet 2018: Let's talk about Freedom. Embedded.

Alison Macrina alison at torproject.org
Thu Sep 21 13:29:00 UTC 2017

> Should we be there?

I think yes definitely! And we should send a group if we can.
Libreplanet is a great event.

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> Subject: 	LibrePlanet 2018: Let's talk about Freedom. Embedded.
> Date: 	Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:19:03 -0400
> From: 	Georgia Young, FSF <info at fsf.org>
> Reply-To: 	Georgia Young, FSF <info at fsf.org>
> To: 	Isabela Bagueros <isabela at torproject.org>
> Free Software Foundation
> */Read
> online:
> https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/libreplanet-2018-lets-talk-about-freedom-embedded/*
> Dear Isabela Bagueros,
> Here at the Free Software Foundation, we've been planning for
> LibrePlanet 2018, and guess what? It's the *tenth anniversary* of this
> free software community conference, and it's happening March 24th-25th,
> 2018 in the Boston area!
> The call for sessions <https://my.fsf.org/lp-call-for-sessions> is open
> now, until November 2nd, 2017. General registration
> <https://my.fsf.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=71> and exhibitor and
> sponsor registration <https://libreplanet.org/2018/sponsors/> are also
> open. Pre-order a LibrePlanet 10th anniversary t-shirt
> <https://shop.fsf.org/tshirts-hoodies/libreplanet-2018> when you
> register to attend!
> *Do you want to discuss or teach others about a topic relevant to the
> free software community? You've got until Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
> at 10:00 EDT (14:00 UTC) to submit your session proposals
> <https://my.fsf.org/lp-call-for-sessions>.*
> LibrePlanet <https://www.libreplanet.org/2018> is an annual conference
> for free software enthusiasts and everyone who cares about the
> intersection of technology and social justice. For the past nine years,
> LibrePlanet has brought together free software developers, policy
> experts, activists, hackers, students, and people who are at the
> beginning of their free software journeys. LibrePlanet 2018 will feature
> programming for all ages and experience levels.
> If you're new to the community or to the LibrePlanet conference, check
> out last year's conference site <https://libreplanet.org/2017/> and
> session videos
> <https://media.libreplanet.org/u/libreplanet/tag/libreplanet-2017-video/>,
> including the opening keynote, a look at the 21st century
> techno-surveillance state by Kade Crockford of the Massachusetts chapter
> of the ACLU
> <https://media.libreplanet.org/u/libreplanet/m/when-we-fight-we-win-technology-and-liberation-in-trump-s-america-6956/>.
>         What kinds of sessions are we looking for?
> Each year, LibrePlanet offers both technical talks and sessions
> examining the intersection of free software and activism, culture, and
> current events. Here are a few examples of talks or sessions you might
> propose:
>   *
>     An examination of how free software can aid in an aspect of life
>     that is important to you, like education, medicine, social
>     movements, or community organizing
>   *
>     A workshop (for beginners or experienced users) on how to use a free
>     software program or free hardware project
>   *
>     A project sprint, where new and current contributors to a free
>     software project can meet and work together on an aspect of the project
>   *
>     An introduction to free software licensing, copyleft, or a deep dive
>     into a current legal issue
>   *
>     An update on your free software project
> Check out talk recordings from LibrePlanet 2017
> <https://media.libreplanet.org/u/libreplanet/tag/libreplanet-2017-video/>
> for more ideas.
> LibrePlanet's 10th anniversary theme is "Freedom. Embedded." Embedded
> systems are everywhere, in cars, digital watches, traffic lights, and
> even within our bodies. Proprietary software is everywhere, its sinister
> aspects woven throughout the devices permeating our lives. We've come to
> expect that our phones monitor our activity and share that data with big
> companies, and that governments enforce digital restrictions management
> (DRM).
> In a society reliant on embedded systems, how do we defend computer user
> freedom? How do we insist on copylefted code, protect ourselves against
> government and corporate surveillance, and move toward a freer world?
> For many people, digital freedom seems like a pipe dream. We change the
> narrative and make free software the norm, instead of walled gardens,
> denial of the right to repair, and DRM.
> The FSF is committed to increasing participation by people belonging to
> groups traditionally underrepresented at free software conferences,
> including women, people of color, and transgender and nonbinary people.
> If you are comfortable sharing demographic information on the proposal
> form, please do. Your proposal will not be judged negatively should you
> choose to omit information about your identity.
> The LibrePlanet conference also has a safe space policy
> <https://libreplanet.org/2018/safe-space-policy/>, because we want
> everyone who attends to feel comfortable, cared for, and able to enjoy
> the conference without worrying about harassment. The policy applies to
> all conference sessions, so keep that in mind when you write your proposal.
> We will hold IRC office hours in the #libreplanet channel on
> irc.freenode.org so you can ask questions about the call for sessions
> and get feedback on your proposal before you submit -- we will announce
> hours and dates for these feedback sessions soon. You may also contact
> us at campaigns at fsf.org <mailto:campaigns at fsf.org> any time between now
> and the submission deadline if you have questions about your submission.
> LibrePlanet has thrived for a decade thanks to the interesting ideas and
> generous spirit found in the free software community. We hope you will
> want to be part of LibrePlanet 2018. Submit a proposal now!
> <https://my.fsf.org/lp-call-for-sessions>.
>         Gratis admission for FSF members
> Members <https://my.fsf.org/join> (and students with valid ID) attend
> LibrePlanet gratis. FSF Associate Membership starts at just $10/month
> and comes with many benefits <https://www.fsf.org/associate/benefits>.
>         Need help attending LibrePlanet?
> The FSF is able to offer a limited amount of funding to bring conference
> participants to LibrePlanet from all around the world. You can apply for
> a scholarship <https://my.fsf.org/lp-scholarship-application> through
> Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at 10:00 EST (15:00 UTC). Scholarship
> recipients will be notified by early January.
> If you don't need a scholarship, you can help those with financial need
> attend LibrePlanet 2018 by making a contribution to the conference's
> scholarship fund
> <https://my.fsf.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=60> now, or
> when you register for LibrePlanet.
>         Volunteering
> LibrePlanet is supported by dozens of volunteers, without whom this
> community event would not happen -- and volunteers attend LibrePlanet
> gratis. Applications for most LibrePlanet volunteer opportunities will
> be available soon, but if you would like to help with advance outreach
> (spreading the word about LibrePlanet in online communities, your
> networks, and by posting flyers at schools and community spaces), please
> email campaigns at fsf.org <mailto:campaigns at fsf.org>.
>         Free Software Award nominations
> Each year at LibrePlanet, the FSF presents its annual Free Software
> Awards. Nominations for the awards <https://www.fsf.org/awards/> are
> open through Sunday, November 5th, 2017 at 18:59 EST (23:59 UTC).
>         Promotional opportunities
> LibrePlanet is a good place to spread the word about your organization
> to the free software community. You can sponsor LibrePlanet or have a
> table in our exhibit hall (or both!). Our exhibit hall is at the center
> of the LibrePlanet venue, and sponsors are highly visible at the
> conference and in our promotional materials. The FSF and LibrePlanet are
> heavily member-supported, and we appreciate the support of organizations
> that embrace free software. Apply to exhibit
> <https://libreplanet.org/2018/sponsors/> at LibrePlanet 2018 or email us
> at campaigns at fsf.org <mailto:campaigns at fsf.org> if you are interested in
> being a sponsor.
> Happy hacking,
> Georgia Young
> Program Manager
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