Watch and share talks from LibrePlanet 2021: Empowering Users

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We’re sorry for the delay in publishing the videos from LibrePlanet 2021 — we faced some unexpected challenges immediately after the event. But they’re here now! We’re incredibly proud of the two-day, all-online conference, which was a showcase for the efforts of the free software community, with talks ranging from technical how-tos to personal reflections on activism. If you missed the conference when it happened, we encourage you to watch and share the recordings — these are wildly talented and dedicated people who fight every day for a freer world, generously sharing their time and insights to advance ideals that are bigger than any of us as individuals. We’re proud to be able to share those accomplishments and insights with you through the videos of the LibrePlanet 2021 conference talks released today on our GNU MediaGoblin and PeerTube pages. These talks explore many of the important facets of the fight for free software, including: Building, strengthening, and creating justice within free software organizations: “The challenges of change for values-centered nonprofits” with Luis Villa and Katherine Maher; “Lessons Framasoft has learned” with Pouhiou Noénaute; “Building equitable free software communities for all” with Karen Johnson; New and useful free software programs to meet current needs: “Jami and how it empowers users” with Amin Bandali; “Ingestum: A libre NLP document ingestion library” with Walter Bender, Martín Abente Lahaye, and Juan Pablo Ugarte; “Plom: Paperless Open Marking” with Victoria Schuster, Dryden Wiebe, and Vala Vakilian; “Introduction to CiviCRM” with Coleman Watts; Protecting users from surveillance: “Technopolice: One year of activism against surveillance technologies” with Edlira Nano and Guinness; “Usable security for end-users: How Tor improves usability without compromising user privacy” with Antonela Debiasi; “SecureDrop Workstation: Handling unsafe documents safely” with Conor Schaefer; “An information theoretic model of privacy and security metrics” with Bill Budington; Software in education: “The state of software in schools and what to do about it” with Mariah Villarreal; “Bridging the digital divide in education with free software and hardware” with Sripath Roy Koganti; “Remote education: My children’s freedom and privacy at stake” with Javier Sepulveda Sanchis; “Gamifying education the libre way” with Giselle Jhunjhnuwala & Charlie Koch; Hardware and networks: “Right to Repair” with Kyle Wiens; “Does your GPU work with free graphics drivers?” with Free Software Award winner Alyssa Rosenzweig; “Freeing networks where we need freedom most” with Alper Atmaca & Özcan Oğuz; “Free/libre solutions to address the shortage of ventilators” with Robert Read and Marc Jones; Bringing new users into the world of free software: “Adopting free software ideals” with Mike Gerwitz; “How to make more users love free software: Double the love, double the freedom” with Clarissa Borges; Using free software for design: “Manufactura Independente: 10 years of designing in the libre” with Manufactura Independente; “How to free the imagination” with David Revoy; “Libre designers do exist (and survive)” with Maria Leandro; The importance of free software to other social movements: “Beyond ‘learning to code’: How Tech Learning Collective merges IT training with emancipatory political action” with the Tech Learning Collective; and “Labor movements and the free software community” with Amanda Sopkin. If you missed the last keynote address on Sunday, by Nathan Freitas, founder of the Guardian Project, we urge you to go back and watch it – Nathan’s talk was a highly personal and very fun narrative of his journey as an activist, with a lot of show-and-tell of favorite books and old technology. It’s both entertaining and inspiring, and a definite must-see. You can also watch Richard Stallman’s talk, « Unjust computing clamps down ». For more context around his FSF board announcement, see the follow-up statement from the FSF’s board of directors. We’re so grateful for the participation of all of our speakers and attendees, and we hope that next year, in person or online or both, we’ll come together again to learn, discuss, debate, and celebrate the fight for software freedom. Every new user or programmer who adopts free software is a victory, but we’ve got a long way to go before all software is free, and we’ll only reach that goal together. In solidarity, The LibrePlanet team Screenshots Copyright © 2021 Free Software Foundation, photos licensed under CC-BY 4.0.