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Conservancy at LibrePlanet this Weekend

by Deb Nicholson on March 20, 2019

This weekend, the Free Software Foundation hosts its 11th annual LibrePlanet conference on March 23-24. The event takes place at the Stata Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Our Director of Community Operations Deb Nicholson speaks on Sunday at 2:30 PM about Free Software/Utopia, or how the free software movement could be more successful by mirroring the kind of improved and empowering world we hope to build with software freedom. She will also be helping to run the Annual Members Meeting on Sunday during lunch.

LibrePlanet is free for FSF members. The weekend often includes several co-located free and open to the public events. You can find more information on the FSF's site.

Tags: conferences, events

Bradley in Lisbon, then Bristol Next Week

by Deb Nicholson on October 26, 2018

Our Distinguished Technologist Bradley Kuhn will be in Europe to speak at OpenWrt Summit in Lisbon and keynoting freenode #live in Bristol next week. Bradley always enjoys connecting with Conservancy supporters when he is on the road at free software events.

The OpenWrt Summit will be most valuable for OpenWrt users and anyone who is interested in free and open source wireless networking, or embedded Linux. Bradley speaks right after lunch on October 29th about "GPL Compliance For Advancement of OpenWRT." The conference takes place in the Communications Museum in Lisbon, Portugal on Monday and Tuesday, October 29th and 30th, 2018.

freenode #live is a community-focused live event designed to build and strengthen relationships between free and open source software developers and users. The conference takes place at We The Curious in Bristol, UK on Saturday and Sunday, November 3rd and 4th, 2018. Bradley is one of four keynotes for the second iteration of this conference.

Tags: events

Karen Sandler Speaks at British Computer Society in London Tomorrow

by Deb Nicholson on October 24, 2018

Our Executive Director, Karen Sandler, will be speaking at BCS as a part of their Open Source Specialist Group event, tomorrow October 25, 2018, Mentoring & Advocacy in Open Source + AGM. Karen will kick off the evening by talking about promoting software freedom effectively, while also taking steps to bring in newcomers to the field.

The event will be held at BCS's London Offices at 5 Southampton St, London WC2E 7HA from 6-8pm. If you're based around London, you can attend the event which is open to all at no charge. You can register here. There is also information about participating in the event remotely.

Earlier in the day, Karen will be participating in the Sustain Summit 2018, which still has tickets for sale. Come say hi at either event!

Tags: events

CopyLeft Conf's Call for Presentations is Open!

by Deb Nicholson on October 11, 2018

The First Annual Copyleft Conference is ready to receive your proposals for twenty-five minute talks and for eighty minute discussions you would be willing to lead. The conference will be held in Brussels, on February 4th (aka the Monday after FOSDEM.)

Participants from throughout the copyleft world — developers, strategists, enforcement organizations, scholars and critics — will be welcomed for an in-depth, high bandwidth, and expert-level discussion about the day-to-day details of using copyleft licensing, obstacles facing copyleft and the future of copyleft as a strategy to advance and defend software freedom for users and developers around the world.

Since this is the very first Copyleft Conf, we are relying heavily on word-of-mouth to attract speakers and participants so we heartily encourage you to share these announcements with your friends and colleagues. We want to make sure we reach everyone who is interested in learning or sharing their knowledge. Thanks in advance for your help!

Tags: conservancy, events, licensing, Copyleft Conf

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