Free Software, Free Society: LibrePlanet 2014 Conference


LibrePlanet is an annual conference for free software enthusiasts. LibrePlanet brings together software developers, policy experts, activists and computer users to learn skills, share accomplishments and face challenges to software freedom. Newcomers are always welcome, and LibrePlanet 2014 will feature programming for all ages and experience levels.

This year, the theme of LibrePlanet is "Free Software, Free Society." How can free software protect journalists, whistleblowers, activists, and regular computer users from government and corporate surveillance? How can free software, or free software values like copyleft, community development, and transparency, be used by people fighting to create free societies around the world? What challenges are standing between us and our goal of free software ubiquity? With your help, we'll tackle these questions and more at LibrePlanet 2014, March 22-23 in Cambridge, MA.

FSF members and students attend LibrePlanet at no cost! Become a member now. If you're interested in attending but need help, we also have scholarships available.


The keynotes at LibrePlanet 2014 are sure to be amazing. We'll be joined by Sue Gardner, outgoing executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, Eben Moglen, director-counsel of the Software Freedom Law Center, Karen Sandler, executive director of the GNOME Foundation, and the Free Software Foundation's founder and president, Richard Stallman.


This year, LibrePlanet will feature nearly 30 sessions centered around the theme, "free software, free society." You can find a sneak peek of all our sessions on the conference site now--sessions like "Everybody spies," "Lessons in tech activism," "TPP and free software," and "Updating Mailman's UI." Whether you're a developer seeking to deepen your knowledge, a free data advocate who wants to nerd out over OpenStreetMap, an academic who wants more free software in the classroom, or an organizer just starting to see the link between your work and free software, you'll find plenty of great conversations at LibrePlanet 2014.

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