Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

LibrePlanet Preview

Date and Time

Wednesday, March 06, 2013 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm


Akamai CRC
The Akamai office is a short walk from the Kendall Square T stop and other public transportation. Metered parking is normally available near the location.


How You Can Advance the Cause of Free Software


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.

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