Friday, February 22, 2013

BLU Desktop GNU/Linux SIG Meeting - LibrePlanet Preview + Advocating for Free Software - Weds, Mar 6, 2013

When: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 6:30PM

Location: Akamai, 8 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA ­

Directions
http://www.akamai.com/html/about/driving_directions.html
<http://www.akamai.com/html/about/driving_directions.html>

Notes

1) Please note the location is different from our
standard MIT meeting location.

2) Akamai has generously agreed to provide space
and 'free as in food' for this meeting.
Thank you to our sponsor! http://www.akamai.com/

Summary

LibrePlanet Preview +
How You Can Advance the Cause of Free Software

Abstract

Part 1
The Free Software Foundation's annual LibrePlanet conference
is coming to Cambridge March 23-24th. We are excited to have
Libby Reinish, FSF campaigns manager, join us to share
highlights of the upcoming event.

This is your chance to get the inside scoop on the two-day
LibrePlanet event and to find out which days, sessions and
networking opportunities you won't want to miss.

Part 2
For the second part of our meeting, Libby will talk to us
about how each of us can further help the cause of free
software. You love free software and you value the
principles of transparency, community and technological
advancement that free software embodies. But...

-- How do you spread the good news to your family and
friends? How do you do so without being judgmental or
dismissive?
-- How can you contribute to free software projects?
-- What are technical & non-technical (non-programming)
ways to help the free software cause?

Libby has the answers and will share them with us at this
meetup.

Ultimately, the freedom of information sharing, including
free software, is the only viable path to the advancement
of society. Now is the time not only to defend freedom
and free software, but to advocate, celebrate and share
its accomplishments. You are a key part of this
movement's growth. Join us!

Part 3 (Open Floor)
We reserve time at the end of meetings to answer
technical questions about GNU/Linux and discuss
topics of interest to those in attendance.

Transportation & Parking

The Akamai office is a short walk from the Kendall
Square T stop and other public transportation.

Metered parking should be available near our
location.

More Events & Announcements

Bradley Manning '1000 Days in Jail Without Trial' Rally
Saturday, Feb 23 @ 1pm

http://www.bradleymanning.org/support_events/pardon-private-manning-stand-out-3

BLU Installfest Saturday March 2
http://www.blu.org/cgi-bin/calendar/2013-ifest47

Northeast GNU/Linuxfest March 16-17 at Harvard University
http://www.northeastlinuxfest.org/

LibrePlanet March 23-24 at Harvard University:
http://libreplanet.org/wiki/LibrePlanet:Conference/2013

April BLU Desktop GNU/Linux SIG Meeting
Tentative topic: Rooting Your Android Device
Come to the March meeting for more info and to let
us know if you would like a meetup on this topic.

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