Conferencia Internacional de Software Libre Cuba

Carsten Agger agger at
Sun Nov 15 17:23:12 UTC 2015

It's too early to say that I'll be able to come, but I'm very interested 
in this event and would really love to come. I'd be able to give a talk 
on free software in Denmark, on working in a free software-only 
developing house and on a project I'm involved with in Brazil ...

But first, in order to plan it, I'm going to need some dates :-)

Den 14-11-2015 kl. 12:08 skrev Albrecht Mühlenschulte:
> 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
> [1]
> [2]
> * 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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