CubaConf: Free Software Konferenz in Kuba (englisch)

Albrecht Mühlenschulte albrecht at
Sa Nov 14 08:03:40 UTC 2015

Guten Morgen,

ich bin teil eines Teams, das die "Conferencia Internacional de Software 
Libre" April 25-27 in Kuba organisiert und vielleicht ist wer von euch 

Folgende Ergänzungen auf häufig gestellte Fragen:
* Regierungen/regierungsnahe Organisationen sind nicht beteiligt, an der 
Organisation sind ausschliesslich unbezahlte Menschen, die wollen, dass 
diese Konferenz passiert, beteiligt.
* an Reisekostenunterstützung arbeiten wir, allerdings möchten wir 
primär Menschen aus ärmeren Ländern unterstützen, für die eine 
Teilnahme ohne Unterstützung nicht möglich wäre.
* max 300 Teilnehmer, 1/2 kubanisch 1/2 international (so das Ziel)

So weit, wir sehen uns in Havanna,

Hier das "offizielle" Anschreiben:


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 happy to invite you to 
join the International Free Software Conference in Cuba in from April 
25th to April 27th 2016.

Since unfortunately the majority of international Free Software 
Conferences take place in rich countries, we decided to organize the 
International Free Software Conference in Havana, Cuba. We invite free 
software enthusiasts from all over the world to show what they are 
working on.
The idea is to exchange experiences how to apply the newest and 
“smartest” Free and Open-Source Software, also considering 
constraints of old hardware and very low bandwidth. Furthermore we want 
to talk about how Free Software can help developing countries in 

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

This will be the place to get to know each other, exchange our ideas and 
look for opportunities to work together.

It’d be perfect if all continents are represented and we could reach a 
high representation of women. We do not want to exclude anyone for 
economical reasons, so we will create a “crowd funding” campaign to 
cover travel expenses.

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 we’ll have workshops and sprints.

The event will be bilingual (English and Spanish) and take place on 
25th, 26th and 27th of April in Havana.

How your group can help with the organisation of the event:
Spread and promote the conference.
Prepare a presentation which describes the role of Free Software in your 
Prepare a presentation about new technology.
Volunteer at the event.

For more information visit the official website of the event [3] if you 
want to be part of CubaConf 2016, send an email to cubaconf at

We are looking forward to your response,


* 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.	

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