Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Wanted - Free Software Enthusiasts in Puerto Rico

Announcing the Libre Planet Puerto Rico Team

Once Upon A Time In Puerto Rico
Imagine what Puerto Rico would be like, if free software could become a movement for social justice on Free Puerto Rico will plant the seed for this movement. In honor of Aaron Swartz, and in conjunction with the world-wide campaign to end mass surveillance, the Institute is happy to announce the creation of the Libre Planet Puerto Rico team.
the island. Well, on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014, the Institute for a

You probably already know this, but Puerto Rico is suffering through it’s worst economic period ever. With an eight year recession still gripping the island and unemployment over 15%, the Puerto Rican Government and businesses are struggling to remain relevant. Adding to our woes, recently Standards & Poor and Moodys downgraded Puerto Rico's bonds to junk status.

What if you could find a community that was focused on empowering Puerto Ricans to work together to free Puerto Rico from the exploitation, domination and oppression enabled by private ownership of technology, media, and communication? Libre Planet Puerto Rico’s vision is to free Puerto Rico from technological and legal barriers for all software and cultural works.

Have you noticed yet, that you might have a role to play in the growth of Libre Planet Puerto Rico? Interested parties are invited to join the team on the Libre Planet Wiki and signing up for the team or joining the conversation on the Freenode IRC server using the #lp-pr-en channel. You may also contact the Institute directly at info at free dash puertorico dot org.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Best of: The Day We Fight Back

The Day We Fight Back - Puerto Rico
On February 11th, Puerto Rico will participate in a Day of Action in Opposition to Mass Spying, Honoring Aaron Swartz and SOPA Blackout Anniversary.