Conferencia Internacional de Software Libre Cuba

Albrecht Mühlenschulte albrecht at
Sat Nov 14 11:08:57 UTC 2015

You are an enthusiast of Free Software? Come to Cuba!

The User Group of Free Technologies (GUTL)[1] from Cuba and Best Of Open 
Technologies (BOOT e.V.) [2] from Germany, are glad to invite you to 
join the International Free Software Conference in Cuba in April 2016.

Why in Cuba?
Unfortunately the majority of large Free Software Conferences take place 
in rich countries.

People from poor countries like Cuba normally are prevented to 
participate not only by financial reasons but also by denying the entry 
visa to countries like USA, Canada or most European countries.

So we decided to turn it upside down and have an International Free 
Software Conference in Havana, Cuba. We invite free software enthusiasts 
from all over the world to participate, show what they are working on 
and educate each other.

The idea is not only to exchange experiences how to apply the newest and 
“smartest” Free and Open-Source Software, but also to consider old 
hardware and very low bandwidth. Furthermore we want to talk about how 
Free Software can help developing countries in general.

For example:
     Experiences on using Free Software in social projects.
     Experiences of small companies using Free Software to compete on 
the world market.
     How the use of Free Software in educational institutions is 
economically favorable.

It will be perfect if all continents are represented and we want to have 
a high representation of women. We do not want to exclude anyone for 
economical reasons, so we will try to raise money to support travel 
expenses for those who need it.

The conference will take three days:
     On the first day there will be a fixed program and keynotes.
     The second day will be held in an unconference* style.
     On the third day there will also be workshops and sprints.

The event will be bilingual (English and Spanish).

How your group can help with the organisation of the event:
     Spreading and promoting the conference.
     Prepare a presentation which describes the role of Free Software in 
your country.
     Prepare a presentation about new technology.
     With the participation of volunteers.

For the CubaConf-Orga-Team,
	Albrecht Mühlenschulte


* In an unconference or barcamp each participant can propose their 
presentation. Then in a small election which of the proposed 
presentations are set is decided.

PS: since we get the question a lot:
     No goverments, are involved in organising this conference - all 
organisers are working on this conference in their sparetime and no one 
is getting paid for it.

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