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So that the name 'LibrePlanet' is strongly associated with a clear goal, and so individual groups can cooperate and collaborate effectively, all LibrePlanet participants agree with this set of founding principles:
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LibrePlanet teams are part of a global network of groups organized by geographical region, project, or focus, all working together for free software in accordance with the LibrePlanet project's mission statement and code of conduct.
Joining a Team
Check the team list for a local LibrePlanet chapter in your area.
Joining a local team is easy and your level of involvement is up to you. LibrePlanet Teams should have instructions on how to join. You are encouraged to take initiative on any projects or ideas you have instead of waiting for permission. Learn more about how to get involed on the participation page.
Non-LibrePlanet Local Groups
Local free software groups like GNU/Linux User Groups which are not LibrePlanet teams are also catalogued on this wiki. You can find them through the regional group category. These groups are also welcome to use the wiki as an organizing space. If you are involved with any of those groups that are not already listed, please add a page for it with the proper regional category.
We also encourage you to collaborate with non-LibrePlanet groups. You may even discuss the possiblity of such groups to convert to a LibrePlanet chapter. LibrePlanet teams are more inclusive than promoting a specific piece of software, but are also much more focused on the goal of advancing free software, and have many resources and benefits.
LibrePlanet is young and most regions still do not have teams set up! If there's no team for your area yet, consider starting one.
Start a Team
See our instructions on starting new teams if you have the time to do so!
Why LibrePlanet Teams?
The tradition of computer enthusiasts and fans forming meeting groups around their shared passion is as old as the personal computer itself. Today, there are so many efforts to establish local groups around various free software projects. From GNU Linux user groups, to distribution-specific advocacy groups, to groups around programming languages, and various user and hacker groups for lots of exciting free software projects that we are grateful to have today.
The LibrePlanet wiki is here to leverage that vast network of free software communities and provide the infrastructure to catalogue them all and build a network of support around them. LibrePlanet teams aim to be widely inclusive, but still focused teams that can supplement other existing groups.