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Lessons Framasoft has learned

Pouhiou Noénaute is a co-director of the French nonprofit free software organization called Framasoft. Framasoft has been promoting free software for over fifteen years, and you may already be familiar with their project PeerTube, which is a free and federated alternative to YouTube.

There’s way more to Framasoft, though, including CHATONS, Mobilizon, and their Dégooglify the Internet campaign. In his talk, Pouhiou shares Framasoft’s experience in building these initiatives, so you can get involved, and perhaps start some much-needed free Internet initiatives of your own.


2 years, 7 months ago

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This talk was presented at LibrePlanet.


LibrePlanet is the Free Software Foundation's annual conference. The FSF campaigns for free/libre software, meaning it respects users' freedom and community. We believe that users are entitled to this; all software should be free.


We do not advocate "open source".

That term was coined to reject our views. It refers to similar practices, but usually presented solely as advantageous, without talking of right and wrong.


Richard Stallman launched the free software movement in 1983 by announcing development of the free operating system, GNU. By 1992, GNU was nearly operational; one major essential component was lacking, the kernel.


In 1992, Torvalds freed the kernel Linux, which filled the last gap in GNU. Since then, the combined GNU/Linux system has run in millions of computers. Nowadays you can buy a new computer with a totally free GNU/Linux system preinstalled.


The views of the speaker may not represent the Free Software Foundation. The Foundation supports the free software cause and freedom to share, and basic freedoms in the digital domain, but has no position on other political issues.