Free Software Foundation Members talk about the FSF and Debian

Speaker: John Sullivan

Track: Social context

Type: BoF (45 mins)


Room: Bo

Time: Aug 10 (Thu), 15:30

Duration: 0:45

Debian and the Free Software Foundation, along with its GNU Project, share many goals and ideals. They are two of the most mature and dedicated organizations working in the free software movement. This is a great opportunity to talk in person about how they can better work together and learn from each other.

FSF members (and potential members) will meet to talk about the FSF’s work, and relationship with Debian:

  • A very brief update by the FSF’s executive director on highlights of the FSF’s work since the last DebConf
  • Feedback (positive and negative) from members, and a little brainstorming about what the FSF should and shouldn’t be doing
  • A review of the current relationship between the FSF and Debian
  • A discussion of areas for collaboration, focused on projects that could be completed or significantly advanced before the next DebConf

Past sessions at DebConf have led to concrete positive results like collaboration on the hardware database at Let’s have another productive one!