Changes and Orientations of this year.
In this LSM we have chosen "Libre and Change" as our main theme, which symbolizes what we want to aim for throughout this event. Sharing and changes are in order., s Sharing with and into the free culture in all aspects of it, with the general public, with professionals and with institutions, everyone with the as a whole, willing to change and transform the habits of modern society practices. In order to do thatso, we are trying this year : will have more transversal themes, mixing different audiences and different usages, as well as ; convivial evening parties to enjoy free creations. The Cooperative Needs will be there to find to provide and establish new contacts. They will also and be there as a point of interaction with invite the audience, helping to search for and find solutions and interact instantly. Finally,At last the Professional Fair (2 days) will be the place and the time of to meet all the people working everyone living with the Libre as a main and direct source of income. ,This will be the opportunity to underline (if anyone still had doubts (trust me they do)) that free software oriented business can be just as successful and sustainable as others, while to point not only the possibility of it but also to show the ways for making free culture visible and foster its value and valorisation.
This year we wanted less themes compared to previous years, but to make sure that all of the themes match our underlying thread: Libre and Change. We wanted those themes to always be somewhat related to society, in an attempt to emphasize and make more visible the benefits carried and brought through the Libre Movement as a whole, to society. We also aimed at to better mixing more easily the different aspects of the Libre. So there isn't really no real technical themes, nor education themes, , free culture or themes, or DIY themes, but instead we have selected seven big main cross-disciplinary themes. Each theme gathers, in which fields and skills that could overlay will cross each another theme depending on thier following there orientation. For instance, Graphics will most likely be shared by the "User Side" theme and the "Libre Art" theme.
Every evening of the LSM, we'll invite you to celebrate Libre and free culture in evening parties (18h-20h pm). There will be : free movies (screening), free music (concerts) and free theatre. One evening will be dedicated for the "Meal of the Libre", a regular rendez-vous of the LSM.
These are ways to make bridges between cooperative usages practices and offers of accompaniment to the software support (work in progress or documentation). For starters there will be Lightning Talks and a Post Market.
Lightning Talks are quick 5 minutes's presentation to engage a conversation on a very specific topic with any persons. When the 5 minutes are doneover, the speaker can go talk with interested persons elsewhere, since another speaker will take his place for his owne 5 minutes. Lightning Talks will take place every afternoon from 14h 2pm to 17h 5pm. Registrations will be on site, opening in the morning for the afternoon's talks.
The Post Market will be a place where project's carriers can publish theire contacts informations and theire needs, in order to maybe look for find new people to help and enrich their projects. This is aimed at
- Software developpers, co-dependant of eatch others,
- Users with needs, like writing documentation or enhancing a project,
- professionals who want to use free software and needs help to do it,
- institutions or compagnies who wants to invest into a long-term infrastructure,
- and many others...
Libre Professionals, we invite you to come and share your methodology demonstrate your procedures and the issues you are facing while trying to expand when you enhance and promote use of the Libre., We would like to know what are your goals and aspirations do you want and how do you deal manage to working with and around free softwareculture and with vis-à-vis of citizen and cooperative movements, as well as initiatives, producers institutions and businesses. You will have the opportunity to meet financial backers, lawyers, and many service providers who can facilitate the integration of free software in your organization. Your users and customers will be able to talking chat directly with your engineers, designers, etc.
The road is long AND the way is Free.