Software Freedom Conservancy

Conservancy is Heading to LibrePlanet 2017

March 22, 2017

Software Freedom Conservancy will have a major presence at LibrePlanet 2017 on March 25-26 on the campus of MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Hosted by the Free Software Foundation, LibrePlanet is an annual conference for software developers, policy experts, activists, and computer users to learn skills, share accomplishments, and address challenges relating to software freedom. Conservancy staffers and members of Conservancy's Evaluation Committee will give talks on a variety of topics; and, Conservancy will host a booth in the LibrePlanet exhibit hall.

Conservancy-affiliated speakers are scheduled to present the following talks:

  • Meet them where they are: Free software and social justice today
    Brett Smith, Director of Strategic Initiatives
    Saturday, March 25, 10:55 AM – 11:40 AM
    Room 32-123

  • Patents, copyrights and trademarks: Won't someone please think of the children?
    Deb Nicholson, Evaluation Committee member
    Saturday, March 25, 1:50 PM – 2:35 PM
    Room 32-123

  • A free software portfolio: The importance of free software in computer science
    Tom Callaway, Evaluation Committee member
    Sunday, March 26, 1:50 PM – 2:35 PM
    Room 32-141

  • Understanding the complexity of copyleft defense
    Bradley Kuhn, Distinguished Technologist
    Sunday, March 26, 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
    Room 32-144

  • A fully-free cell phone experience, no baseband required
    Denver Gingerich, FLOSS License Compliance Engineer
    Sunday, March 26, 3:40 PM – 4:25 PM
    Room 32-144
    Of note: the FSF published an interview with Denver in their "Meet the LibrePlanet 2017 Speakers" blogpost series.

  • Fixing trust on the Internet
    Tom Marble, Evaluation Committee member
    Sunday, March 26, 3:40 PM – 4:25 PM
    Room 32-141

There's still time to register for LibrePlanet. Conservancy invites registrants to attend the talks listed above, and to meet with Conservancy staff, Evaluation Committee members, Supporters, and volunteers at Conservancy's booth. All of the talks will also be broadcast for viewing via livestream on the LibrePlanet website.

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