Statement of FSF board on election of Richard Stallman (RMS):

The board voted unanimously to post the following statement on the FSF website: While our primary mission is freedom for software users, we want to be clear, the FSF board unanimously condemns misogyny, racism,and other bigotry as well as defamation, intimidation, and unfair attacks on free thought and speech.

No LibrePlanet organizers (staff or volunteer), speakers, award winners, exhibitors, or sponsors were made aware of Richard Stallman's announcement until it was public.

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The Free Software Foundation (FSF) gave its Award for Advancement of Free Software to Conservancy's Policy Fellow & Hacker-in-Residence, Bradley M. Kuhn. Bradley Kuhn's acceptance speech urged software freedom activists to “speak truth to power” & refuse to write proprietary software.

Nathan Freitas's (@n8fr8) wide-ranging and inspiring keynote was the perfect way to close this year's . And it gave us a lot to read! Thank you to everyone who helped make this great night possible.

2021 is coming to an end, and we’re so grateful for all of your support and participation. Thank you so much for supporting the FSF and the movement for free software!

It’s almost time for the 2021 closing keynote! At 17:30 in the Jupiter room, Nathan Freitas @n8fr8 will reflect on his experience empowering people through free mobile software:

In the Neptune room at 2021 at 16:35, please welcome the Tech Learning Collective, who will explain how they take IT training far beyond just “learning to code”:

Also starting at 16:35 at 2021, Free Software Award winner, software engineering student Clarissa Borges @lborgesclarissa explains why usability is so crucial to free software adoption:

At 15:40 in 2021, Neptune room, discover how “Libre designers do exist (and survive)” with Maria Leandro:

Also starting at 2021 at 15:40, free software programmer Martin Owens @realdoctormo @doctormo encourages you to “Empower users by asking them for money” in the Saturn room:

Next at 2021 at 15:40, FSF founder Richard Stallman (RMS) will deliver the talk “Unjust computing clamps down,” in the Jupiter room:

And also starting at 14:45 at 2021, in the Neptune room, Wm. Salt Hale with “Making dollars and sense of free software funding’s future.”

Also starting at 14:45 at 2021, “An information theoretic model of privacy and security metrics” with Bill Budington @eff @legind @legind:

Next at 2021 at 14:45: join Amanda Sopkin @amandasopkin to learn about “Labor movements and the free software community”:

Thank you to @nostarch for donating prizes to the free software trivia contest at this weekend's 2021!

Extra thanks to Vikings @vikings for generously donating prizes to the free software trivia contest at this weekend's 2021!

Congratulations to the winners of the Free Software Awards: CiviCRM, Bradley Kuhn, and Alyssa Rosenzweig!

2021 is online-only – but the Safe Space Policy still applies: If you feel that there has been a violation of the policy, please email or ping any IRC channel.

The LibrePlanet 2021 free software trivia quiz game is TODAY, coming up soon at 14:45-15:30 EDT. Prizes include ebook gift certificates and libre Web hosting. To participate, you need to be registered at the Supporter level. Good luck!

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