Mike Gerwitz

Activist for User Freedom

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authorMike Gerwitz <mtg@gnu.org>2021-02-24 22:08:43 -0500
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LibrePlanet 2021: Adopting Free Software Ideals
Information about upcoming talk at LP2021.
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+# LibrePlanet 2021: Adopting Free Software Ideals
+
+I will be speaking again at this years [LibrePlanet][] on March 20th,
+ which will be online.
+This year,
+ I'll be talking about challenges with adopting free software ideals and
+ the impact that it can have now only on individuals,
+ but also on our community as a whole.
+This talk will be personal,
+ drawing upon my evolution over the past fifteen or so years.
+
+[LibrePlanet]: https://libreplanet.org/2021
+
+<!-- more -->
+
+Here is the abstract for this year's talk:
+
+> Adopting free software ideals can be confusing and challenging for
+> individuals, filled with cognitive dissonance and questioning of
+> practicality. Am I a bad person if I use non-free software? What
+> example should I set as a free software activist or advocate? How does
+> that relate to responsibilities of developers and distributors?
+>
+> This is a talk about practical ethics and ideals. It is personal,
+> drawing upon my experiences and evolution over the past fifteen
+> years. It contains some awkward discussions that free software
+> activists like to avoid, and hopes to guide those seeking to adopt
+> more free software ideals, but fear they may not be able to meet such
+> high standards. It's a talk about evolution and growth.
+>
+> But complacency in the face of conflict can also dilute our
+> ideals. So this is also a talk about balancing ideals in the context
+> of one's own unique circumstances, while at the same time preserving a
+> strong message about software freedom.
+
+I'm disappointed that I won't be able to see everyone in person,
+ but I hope that we can all remain healthy this year so we can maybe see
+ one-another in~2022.
+
+I did not submit a talk for last year's conference because I had too much
+ going on,
+ so I'm excited to be back.
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+id: afsi
+title: Adopting Free Software Ideals
+location: LibrePlanet 2021
+date: 2021-03-20
+locimg: lp-2021
+abstract: Adopting free software ideals can be confusing and challenging for
++ individuals, filled with cognitive dissonance and questioning of
++ practicality. Am I a bad person if I use non-free software? What
++ example should I set as a free software activist or advocate? How does
++ that relate to responsibilities of developers and distributors?
++
++ This is a talk about practical ethics and ideals. It is personal,
++ drawing upon my experiences and evolution over the past fifteen
++ years. It contains some awkward discussions that free software
++ activists like to avoid, and hopes to guide those seeking to adopt
++ more free software ideals, but fear they may not be able to meet such
++ high standards. It's a talk about evolution and growth.
++
++ But complacency in the face of conflict can also dilute our
++ ideals. So this is also a talk about balancing ideals in the context
++ of one's own unique circumstances, while at the same time preserving a
++ strong message about software freedom.
+event_link: https://libreplanet.org/2021
+
id: sapsf
title: The Surreptitious Assault on Privacy, Security, and Freedom
location: LibrePlanet 2017
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