LibrePlanet is coming March 21-22, 2015, call for proposals now open for annual free software conference

LibrePlanet is an annual conference for free software
enthusiasts. The conference 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 2015 will feature programming for all ages and
experience levels.

This year, the theme of LibrePlanet is “Free Software Everywhere.” The call for sessions seeks talks that touch on the many places and ways that free software is used around the world, as well as ways to make free software ubiquitous. Proposals are encouraged to consider “everywhere” in the broadest sense of the word. LibrePlanet 2015 will take software freedom around the world, to outer space, and consider its role in industry, government, academia, community organizing, and personal computing.

“LibrePlanet is one of the most rewarding things we do all year. This conference brings people from all over the planet who want to make the world a better place with free software,” said John Sullivan,
executive director of the FSF.

Call for Sessions

“I hope we’ll receive session proposals from people with all levels of speaking and technical experience; you don’t have to be a coder to speak at
LibrePlanet. Free software users, activists, academics, policymakers,
developers, and others are all key contributors to the free software movement, and we want to showcase all of these skills at LibrePlanet 2015,” said Libby Reinish, a campaigns manager at the

Call for sessions applications are currently being accepted at and are due by Sunday, November 2nd, 2014 at 19:59 EST (23:59 UTC).**

About LibrePlanet

LibrePlanet is the annual conference of the Free Software
Foundation, and is co-produced by the Student Information Processing Board. What was once a small gathering of FSF members has grown
into a larger event for anyone with an interest in the values of
software freedom. LibrePlanet is always gratis for associate members
of the FSF. To sign up for announcements about LibrePlanet 2015, visit

LibrePlanet 2014 was held at MIT from March 22-23,
2014. Over 350 attendees from all over the world came together for
conversations, demonstrations, and keynotes centered around the theme
of “Free Software, Free Society.” You can watch videos from past conferences at

About the Free Software Foundation

The Free Software Foundation, founded in 1985, is dedicated to
promoting computer users’ right to use, study, copy, modify, and
redistribute computer programs. The FSF promotes the development and
use of free (as in freedom) software — particularly the GNU operating
system and its GNU/Linux variants — and free documentation for free
software. The FSF also helps to spread awareness of the ethical and
political issues of freedom in the use of software, and its Web sites,
located at and, are an important source of information
about GNU/Linux. Donations to support the FSF’s work can be made at Its headquarters are in Boston, MA, USA.

More information about the FSF, as well as important information for
journalists and publishers, is at

Media Contacts

Libby Reinish
Campaigns Manager
Free Software Foundation
+1 (617) 542 – 5942


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