Saturday, September 18th is [Software Freedom Day], a worldwide
celebration of user freedom. It's a great opportunity not only to
introduce new people to free software, but to connect with other free
software activists in your area or online.
But what about the day after? How can we sustain these links? How can
we make sure that people in your area who hear about free software can
find a local community to connect with?
This year the FSF will be directing people who visit fsf.org and
gnu.org to connect with local activists via the community wiki
LibrePlanet, at <http://libreplanet.org/wiki>.
It's a place where free software activists have been coming together
to meet each other -- listing existing local groups and forming new
ones, collaborating on activist projects, and working on materials to
introduce new people to free software.
So in addition to handing out CDs of [free GNU/Linux distributions]
tomorrow with your local Software Freedom Day team, please join us in
bringing some of this celebration and advocacy to the LibrePlanet
wiki, to build a resource and meeting place that will last throughout
You can find lots of interesting projects on the wiki to contribute
to. Just log in to the wiki with your existing FSF account, or create
one at <http://www.fsf.org/joiner>. Then, get started!
* Use the handy badges we've created at
<http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Category:Userbox> to tell other
people which free software programs, distributions, and activist
issues you are most interested in -- putting the badges on your
user page enables other people with the same interests to connect
with you. Please create some new ones of your own as well! You can
see an example of how they are used at
* If you don't see one already, [create a page] describing
your favorite piece of free software, with some tips, or for the
[free software issue] you are most interested in.