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John Sullivan
Day DebConf Day 1 / Debian Day (2010-08-01)
Room 414 Schapiro
Start time 14:00
Duration 01:00
ID 614
Event type lecture
Track Community Outreach
Language en

FSF's campaigns for freedom

Activism, development, and education

The FSF works for user freedom on several fronts, including activist political campaigns, educational resources, and support for software development. All of these areas intersect with Debian -- activist campaigns like Defective by Design, PlayOgg, and Windows 7 Sins are supported by many Debian participants and relate to the goals and values of the DFSG. Resources like the Free Software Directory, Hardware Database, and Licensing & Compliance Lab provide important information for free software users and developers. Through the GNU Project and the High Priority Projects list, the FSF directly supports upstream free software development. As the Operations Manager at the FSF, I can give an overview of these projects, and focus on the most timely ones. It's labelled as a lecture, but I would hope to have a significant amount of discussion, including thoughts about our existing efforts and suggestions for what more we could do.