Libre Software and the FSFE Community Meeting
In 2018, for the first time, FSFE will cooperate with the Libre Software Meeting (aka Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre / RMLL): http://rmll2018.info/
To this end, the FSFE will set up a FSFE track during the weekend of July 7 and 8 as well as a FSFE assembly. Our track will cover topics in the interplay of technology and society and the assembly will be a place to meet and share experiences for all participants and our own community.
We will also use the occasion to run our annual community meeting at the same event.
Libre Software Meeting (LSM) is probably the biggest community-organised Free Software event in France happening annually in July and rotating venues around different cities in France. In 2018, the LSM takes place from July 7-12 in Strasbourg.
Join our track at the Libre Software Meeting
The FSFE will be part of the LSM2018 with an own track. The FSFE track will be happening on the weekend of July 7+8 at the LSM venue (see below). Although we are still working on the details, for your motivation please find a preliminary draft hereafter:
- Report from the EU Frontline: The future of privacy and upload filters (Diego Naranjo, EDRi)
Diversity in Free Software (Kristi Progri, OpenLabs)
- Funding Free Software: Stories from Grantee and Grantmaker (Moritz Bartl, Center for the Cultivation of Technology)
- Public Money? Public Code! (Max Mehl, FSFE)
- Tinkering in Strasbourg and Brussels (Sebastian Raible, Policy Advisor to MEP Julia Reda)
- Marketing FOSS: a crash course for community members (Italo Vignoli, The Document Foundation)
- Free Software in education – A glance at Europe (Guido Arnold, FSFE)
- Critical success factors for open source implementations in public services (Gijs Hillenius, Joinup)
F-Droid:Pimp your Android(-fork) with the best Free Software apps (Erik Albers, FSFE)
- Software Freedom in the Cloud (Björn Schießle, FSFE)
- and more to come ...
Join community meeting and the FSFE Assembly
As the LSM is a big community-driven event by itself, our cooperation with hackstub offers an exciting environment for our annual FSFE community meeting. This way we can meet up as well as connect with the broader and international Free Software community.
Like you might know the concept from other events like the Chaos Communication Congress or Sha-Camp, the FSFE will have a so called assembly at the LSM 2018. An assembly is a place for the FSFE community and friends to come together, to share knowledge, to make friends, organise the next activity and so on - or to simply hang out. Of course we will also bring the latest news, merch, promotion material and gossip ; )
We will have our own room for the assembly and we can use it the whole time for spontaneous or planned events.
On Monday, July 9, we also like to offer a full day agenda for our community meeting to bond ties and prepare for the next months. More details of this meeting will come in the next weeks.
The actual content of the meeting is still to be defined and also open for your input. For sure we will have a part in that we do workshops on request in an open space session like at the last community meeting. If there is interest we are also happy to offer another tool session, so you get to know all the tools that the community of fsfe can use. We are also planning a Ask us anything session in that staffers from FSFE including the president can be asked anything you are interested in and that they are working on right now. Also we are planning a reflecting session in that you, the community, can reflect what is going good, what could be improved.
Generally, if you like to present something, please get in touch with Erik.
Finally, there will also be some talks about current and ongoing topics. Hereafter, you can read about already accepted presentations:
- Learning materials about Free Software with FOSS4SMEs (Max Mehl)
- How to translate FSFE.org (André Ockers)
- What I learned from running FSFE booths for many years (Cryptie)
- Our Code of Conduct and how it helps (Erik)
The LSM is happening on the Campus of the University of Strasbourg. You can see the three buildings that will be used in the map on the right side marked with a blue circle.
On the bottom you see the location of the so-called "village", where are the booths of different organisations (including the FSFE) located during the weekend of July 7+8.
There are several options. Be quick because Strasbourg is usually crowded over the weekends and hotels book out very fast. We have a special community offer inside students housing and other low and mid-budget locations listed here.
special community offer
due to our cooperation with hackstub (the organisers of LSM2018) we have a special offer with access to students housing. The apartments are a bit away from the venue as well as from the city center but it is 20 minutes by tram or 45 minutes to walk and the price is unbeatable.
Location: https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/1748503108 Offer: 9m² single room with own bathroom and a fridge as well as a common kitchen Price: 105 euro the whole week from July 6 to 12, 2018 Accessibility: Tram ride to the venue / the city center around ~20 minutes. Walking distance ~ 45 minutes.
this offer is for all FSFE community - no matter if you give a talk or not!
Please note that although the price is for the whole week you can also book it if you stay, for example, the weekend only.
Attention: If you like to use this special offer please inform Erik latest until May 28 or put your name in the list at the bottom of this page. After that the rooms will be distributed to other participants.
Registrations so far for the special community offer
- Damian Fajfer
- Thomas Doczkal
- Erik Grun
- Tomas Zerolo
- Michael Weimann
- Guido Arnold
- Vincent Lequertier
http://www.hotel-esplanade.fr/ around 50 Euro, maybe best value for money, close to the venue
http://strasbourg.cityresidence.fr/en around 50 Euro, close to the main station and old town, needs a tram-ride to the venue
https://www.appartcity.com/en/ around 50 Euro, away from the venue but next to a tram-station
http://www.ibis.com/gb/hotel-3183-ibis-budget-strasbourg-centre-gare/index.shtml close to the main station and old town, needs a tram-ride to the venue, from 55 euro/night
https://www.graffalgar-hotel-strasbourg.fr fancy modern hotel around main station for 70 euro/night
https://www.hotel-princes.com/en/ walking distance to the venue. price around 75 euro/night.
https://www.citadines.com/en/france/strasbourg/citadines-kleber-strasbourg/index.html city center, price around 70-85 euro/night.
http://www.ibis.com/gb/hotel-9085-ibis-styles-strasbourg-centre-petite-france/index.shtml close to the main station and old town, needs a tram-ride to the venue. price is around 100 euro/night
http://www.ibis.com/gb/hotel-3018-ibis-strasbourg-centre-gare/index.shtml close to the main station and old town, needs a tram ride to the venue. Price is from 81 euro/night
https://www.adagio-city.com/gb/hotel-7123-aparthotel-adagio-strasbourg-place-kleber/index.shtml 4 star apartment. close to the city center and main station, tram to the venue. price is from 70 to 90
Also the RMLL-pages have a list of recommended hotels: https://rmll2018.info/conferences/RMLL2018/#lodging
Strasbourg has an extensive network of trams, with additional buss lines, operated by CTS (Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois). During the day trams typically go every 6 minutes. The venue is easily reachable with the tram network. You can buy tickets in the tram but you'll save money if you use a Badgeo Card. You can buy a Badgeo card in Strasbourg but if you'll save time if you buy one online. If you buy a Badgeo card online make sure to choose the French language on the CTS website, as that is the only working option to buy one at this moment (2018-05-21). More information: https://www.cts-strasbourg.eu/en/
Code of Conduct
Although the final words still need to be written, the event of RMLL / LSM comes with a Code of Conduct that is very similar to our own Code of Conduct. Inside the FSFE assembly and during our community meeting, of course, our own Code of Conduct is adhered.