Paul Sutton

Advocacy

LP conference review

I spent the weekend at LibrePlanet, virtual free software conference hosted by the Free Software Foundation.

I was also a volunteer, moderating both IRC and Mumble chat.

Lots of great talks, conversation and advocacy. Lots of fun activities such as a virtual LibreAdventure conference, which let you walk around a virtual world and interact with other attendees, oh and not forgetting a Minetest server set up.

I caught the talk on Libre GPU hardware on Saturday and the talk on Public Money, Public Code too, Free software in Education and getting tasks done with Free Software. Will catch up with the others once they are up in a few days time.

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LibrePlanet 2021

March 20/21 2021

First keynote: Julia Reda, former EU Parliament member, known for her work on copyright reform and net neutrality. https://u.fsf.org/36y

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LibrePlanet 2021 – Schedule

March 20th & 21 2021

The Libreplanet schedule has now been released and can be found here

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Fediverse Flyers

NEW VERSIONS 24/2/2021

These flyers are available in two versions of the flyer There is a US English and an Australia / en-gb version.

EN-AU Side A EN-AU

EN-AU Side B EN-AU

Currently all files, including the source svg are stored in a qoto gitlab repository

https://git.qoto.org/zleap/fediflyers/-/tree/master/24022021

Source file made in #Inkscape, and features alternate content, such as a #BugBounty (for those who wish to offer a compensation to any person who find, and fixes of course, major security flaws in selected fediverse infrastructures) and more. Please see note on BugBounty further down.

DESIGN : DSFGS activism.openworlds.info/@dsfgs LICENSE: Creative Commons(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) ShareAlike Attribution licensed work by DSFGS

So this means you can share and translate the files yourself and even adapt and improve it! Of course, ShareAlike means the message and spirit of the piece cannot be changed."

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#YearOfTheFediverse,#Fediverse,#Promotion,#Advocacy, #Flyer,#InkScape,#CreativeCommons,#CCBYSA4

NOTE ON BUGBOUNTY

At this time DSFGS doesn't recommend people advertise that that are offering a BugBounty in cryptocurrency online. Knowledge of the BugBounty can to be restricted to the physical flyer with a link to the provider's online presence. This provides some 'security by obscurity'. Not a recommended form of security, of course, but it adds up. An entrant would do well double-check that the provider really is offering the BugBounty, in a DM for example.

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Advocacy – The barriers to effective promotion

I have just tried to follow some links at the following site

https://www.softwarefreedomday.org/

If I click 2020 and follow the link to https://www.documentfreedom.org/ then I get a page that gives me the date for 2018 (so kinda out of date)

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The link for hardware freedom day goes to

https://www.softwarefreedomday.org/ so it seems some of the links just go back on themselves. Not really helpful.

On the tab for 2020 there is no direct link to software freedom day.

I am happy to promote all this, but unless people can find what they expect they will just stick to what they are using now and go away with a really negative idea of what this is about.

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Stickers like this and another one are great for advocacy, but useless if they link to outdated information.

I just find it very frustrating, and people will point out to us that they don't get this with Microsoft.

This is what we are up against. I feel that we just need to be far more effective, update information and ensure it is kept up to date.

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You can find me on Friendica at zleap@social.isurf.ca


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