LibrePlanet:Conference/2014/Conference brainstorm

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The goal would be to network with committed developers who would want to see greater adoption of Free Software in Businesses (especially SMBs) by writing Custom Business Software and in the process make some money (https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/selling.html). An informal round-table type with setting with interested folks getting 15 minutes talk/pitch per participant is a suggestion..

How to talk software freedom with municipal civic officials and municipal civic advocates!?...


Speaker ideas

For each speaker, please note what they work on and what they promote.

For caveats, please try to be precise if they differ from FSF's philosophy. The goal is not to build a list of "sins" (ex: I heard X say "open source" in 2011), but to avoid surprises. For example, some people who support free software promote SaaSS or make a lot of unnecessary compromises.

A person doesn't have to share 100% of FSF's ideals to be a speaker, but it would be best to avoid giving an audience to someone who would encourage people to value convenience over taking a firm stance for freedom.

A link to their project is useful, but it's more important to make our own assessment of their work and standpoints.

Alison Chaiken

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Eben Moglen

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Chris Montgomery

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Jay Sulzberger

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John McAfee

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Bruce Schneier

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http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/05/government-betrayed-internet-nsa-spying

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Jessamyn West

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Aaron Seigo

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Noam Chomsky

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Other suggestions

This page was a featured resource in November 2013.


Would there be any interest in requesting a screening of Terms and Conditions May Apply? As far as I can see, it has not been show in MA yet and this conference might be an opportunity to get a group together to view it. Details here: http://tacma.net/location.php

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