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In-person talk by Richard M. Stallman (RMS)

On Friday afternoon, the FSF hosted a talk by Richard M. Stallman (RMS) in Somerville, MA. The talk is now available on Peertube and GNU MediaGoblin.

The talk is entitled "A tour of malicious software." It is about the free software movement and your freedom.

  • Time: 15:00 - 16:15, Friday 3/17
  • Location: Somerville, MA and online

Friday night "open" office

On Friday night, the LibrePlanet festitivies start early at the Free Software Foundation office. Join us for socializing and snacks, but arrive early! We have a small office, so for everyone's safety, we're capping the attendance at fifty. FSF staffers will be letting more people in as others leave, so you may have to wait at the door.

You'll be able to pick up your conference badge (and purchase raffle tickets), allowing you to skip the line on Saturday morning! The FSF office is a short walk from the Downtown Crossing, State, and Park Street MBTA stops. The FSF office is an accessible space, and is at 51 Franklin Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02110.

  • Time: 18:00 - 20:00, Friday 3/17
  • Location: FSF office
  • Sign up: Not necessary

Freedom Trail walk

On Saturday evening, starting at 18:35, join us for a walking tour of historic Boston (7.5 kilometers or 4.5 miles (about 100 minutes)). It's an opportunity for you to get some fresh air and exercise, see a bit of Boston, and, if you want, interact with other conference goers in a relaxed environment. We'll be going past the first fourteen of the landmarks of the Freedom Trail. An RSVP to, while not required, is greatly appreciated; it will help us gauge interest.

  • Time: 18:35 - ~20:15, Saturday 3/18
  • Location: BCEC and beyond
  • Sign up: Contact

Diversity dinner

Hosted by Beth Lynn Eicher

This is a space for women, nonbinary people and all those who have been traditionally excluded from technological and social causes to feel at home and find ways for people of similar backgrounds to participate. Please RSVP by emailing, so we can tell the restaurant how many people we expect.

  • Time: 18:35, Saturday 3/18
  • Location: MJ O'Connor's Seaport located at the Westin Boston Seaport District in 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
  • Sign up: Contact

Hack night

Looking for a little quieter social time? The FSF office will be open late for hacking and hanging out. Snacks, drinks, and power will be provided! Please be aware that this is an alcohol-free event. We have a small office, so for everyone's safety, we're capping the attendance at fifty.

  • Time: 19:00 - 21:30, Saturday 3/18
  • Location: FSF office
  • Signup: Not necessary

Annual FSF associate members meeting

Hosted by Mariah Villarreal and Jason Self

Get together with other FSF associate members to share your feedback with the FSF. Share your thoughts on the Foundation, the free software movement, and what you want to see more of. This event is organized by Associate Members and notes from the meeting will be shared with FSF staff. To participate in the meeting remotely, jump on the FSF member forum #fsf-members to join the discussion.

  • Time: 12:45 - 13:15 EDT (16:45 UTC), Sunday 3/19
  • Location: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, room Neptune
  • Link for remote participants: will be shared on the associate member IRC channel #fsf-members
  • Sign up: Become a member

Birds of a Feather social events

You can host a social get-together during LibrePlanet too! Read more information about how to organize a Birds of a Feather session.


Want to interact with other conference-goers in a virtual space? Join us on LibreAdventure, where you'll be able to video chat with fellow free software users, journey to the stars, and walk around a replica of the FSF office!


We are running a temporary Minetest game server again this year. Minetest is a classic and fun free software game in which players build with blocks. To install Minetest 5.x on Trisquel 10, run sudo apt-get install minetest.

To connect to our server, use the URL and the default port 30000.

Note: Minetest 4.x clients will be unable to connect to the server. Visit the Minetest site for ways to install the latest version.

Are you lost in the game? Use the in-game command /spawn to return to where you began.

Like all of our conference spaces, Minetest players are expected to abide by the conference safe space policy in their creations and interactions with other players. Trolling, griefing, and similar behavior on Minetest will lead to an IP ban on the Minetest server.