David Loyall | 24 Mar 17:33 2014

Promotional pamphlets from April ("French FSF")

Hello, LibrePlanet.  Hello, FSF Campaign Managers (Zak and Libby).

The French Free Software Association (April) has produced some really
wonderful pamphlets for the purpose of informing non-technical users
about software freedom.


I propose that we (U.S. American software activists) translate these
documents and distribute them in the usual places (campuses, cities,

The source for each document is available on April's wiki.  The text
and images are licensed CC and/or GFDL.

At least one of the pamphlets already exists in English, but I think
we can improve it for local use by using more idiomatic language.
http://www.april.org/en/open-formats [1]

Would someone help me produce a list of technical goals?  Here is a
very rough draft:

* Get source into a repository (gitorious?  April, do you have this
source in an existing repo?)
* Find volunteer translators
* Build (render) pamphlets into a format suitable for printing
* Find print shop(s)
* Find money
* Get pamphlets printed
* Find volunteers to distribute them
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Thomas HARDING | 22 Mar 16:22 2014

"Printer Working Group": dangers?


I taken a look for a couple of days on development of IPPv2.x protocols, 
which are conducted by the Printer Working Group.

Then taken a look also on other PWG activities.

Further reading, it seems the PWG focuses now on consumer appliances, 
such as :

  * printing an "image from mobile phone" through "the cloud", gain a
    "PWG raster" from the "enterprise printer" returning back to the
    "Alice's desktop printer")
  * gain a "secure reproduction" from a multi-purpose printer or a scan
  * etc

While the word "enterprise" is typed on almost each "use case", I doubt 
on who will handle the "actual reproduction control" (that sentence is 
obviously never typed on documents).

If anyone wants to conduct more investigations, their url is : 

Best Regards,

Marc Laporte | 19 Mar 07:54 2014

Ohloh.net Community Day -- OCD14 : Monday, March 24, 2014 (the day after LibrePlanet) + Tools & tips to help pick great free software and libraries


Ohloh.net is a Wikipedia-ish database of FLOSS projects & developers.

Like Wikipedia, it is crowd-sourced. It is one of the most important
FLOSS-related sites/projects out there, because it makes it very easy
to discover and evaluate software projects. By analyzing the publicly
available source code, we can get an indication of the vitality of a
project. By providing this visibility, Ohloh.net is helping Free
Software users and developers find each other, and increases the
success rate, which leads to more collaboration opportunities. You can
evaluate developer contributions, and know who are the best people to
contact (ex.: you want to sponsor a feature request). You can also see
the license, programming languages, and many other things. More info
about Ohloh.net: http://meta.ohloh.net/us/  I encourage you to add
projects you like to your "stacks" and give "kudos" to contributors
you appreciate.

I am a happy, active volunteer on Ohloh.net and I proposed that we
should have a community day, just after LibrePlanet, and here it is:
http://meta.ohloh.net/2014/03/ohloh-community-day-ocd14/ (it's free
but please register to help us plan the day)

There is also this FSF event on Monday:

Somewhat related to the topic of evaluating & picking software, I
developed this list of criteria, which I am sure will be useful to
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Jason Self | 17 Mar 14:07 2014

Thursday Night

I'm arriving in Boston on Thursday and am looking to set up an
informal dinner (and possibly drinks) among the people in town so far.
Please let me know if you're interested. I'm looking at
http://marychung.com/ but am open to change so as to accommodate
everyone's needs.
Frederic Couchet | 14 Mar 16:20 2014

April members will be at LibrePlanet


April <http://www.april.org/en> is the main French free software
advocacy association. Some April members will attend the LibrePlanet
event (at least 4 members). Lionel Allorge, presidenf of April, and I
will give a talk "Free software activism: a European perspective and

We will be arriving on Wednesday 19th evening and we will be leaving on
Tuesday 25th. We are looking forward to meeting free software hackers,
activists… at LibrePlanet :)


arthur_torrey | 7 Mar 23:23 2014

Re: Stuff to do before / after LP....

One of the "must-see" places IMHO for any techno-geek visiting the area is the Artisan's Asylum in
Somerville, MA.  It is one of the worlds largest hacker-spaces at 40,000 sq.ft. of shops and studio spaces
that have a tremendous range of people working on all sorts of projects from pure art to serious hardware
hacking...  (Interest disclosure - I'm one of the "Inmates")

People are welcome to come in for tours any time our front desk is open - Noon-10PM Mon-Thurs, 10AM-6PM

It is relatively easy to reach via the "T"


Arthur Torrey - <arthur_torrey@...>

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Greetings everyone!

I am excited about coming to my first LibrePlanet conference. I only really
made the move to understanding and getting involved in software freedom a
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stf | 7 Mar 10:09 2014


I've just joined this mailing list, and would like to know how's the
discussion going on...
I'll be attending to the conference; are you planning an activitie,
talk, meeting or sth?

 Big Hugs,


Aaron Wolf | 6 Mar 19:35 2014

Looking forward to my first LibrePlanet, extra time before and after...

Greetings everyone!

I am excited about coming to my first LibrePlanet conference. I only really made the move to understanding and getting involved in software freedom a couple years ago. Since then, one thing led to another, and, as some of you know already, I am now co-founding an ambitious online fundraising platform dedicated to free/libre everything (software as well as other works). The site is in alpha stage but is live at https://snowdrift.coop/

Obviously, I'll be interested in talking with anyone and everyone about issues related to this project, although I'm also interested in all sorts of other things.

My flight has me in the Boston area from Wednesday evening the 19th through Tuesday morning the 25th. So I have some extra time and would love to plan extra meetings or engagements or otherwise get advice about the very best ways to make the most of my trip.

See you soon!

Aaron Wolf
Mitar | 4 Mar 21:11 2014

Lightening talk


I subscribed few days ago the mailing list and was waiting for some
activity, but didn't get anything. so I am writing to ask about
lightening talks at LibrePlanet which were mentioned in the e-mail I
received from organizers.

I would like to present a free software project for collaborative
reading of academic publications, PeerLibrary:


I would love to show it, get feedback, connect with others interested
in open science/open access by means of free software. Is any slot in
lightening talks still available?




David Loyall | 22 Feb 00:44 2014



Is Libreplanet interested in using this tool called Confer?

"Confer helps you build a personal schedule for [conferences] you are


The source code is here: https://github.com/abhardwaj/confer

Though, the intended use of the thing seems to be SaaS.

Anyway, I hope this helps and/or is interesting.

The license of confer is
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#Expat and the license of
LensKit (dependency) is
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#LGPLv2.1 .


hellekin | 17 Feb 15:00 2014

InterWiki + Upgrade

Hey ho!

Some time ago I asked about the "upcoming upgrade" of the LP wiki. As
Mediawiki releases pass, I'm wondering about the current status of
this migration. The featured page for February is holding some of the
InterWiki and upgrade concerns that have been dangling for... Too long.


There are some requests for aggregating InterWiki prefixes for
friendly wikis such as hackerspaces (hs:) and Do It Yourself ISP
(diyisp:), that are both supporting the lp: InterWiki prefix for
LibrePlanet. Reciprocating would be good(TM).

See also the current version http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Special:Version
(looks like that server needs a serious upgrade)