first of all apologies for the late post on my side. I should have posted this much earlier, but couldn’t due to many things going on.
As I mentioned during one of the previous meetings the idea of a fest came after the involvement with Open Publishing Fest and from a spontaneous call with @pierreozoux from Indie.host. Here is the proposed description and some other technicalities from my side based on discussions and some of my & my colleagues proposals:
Conference name: Libre Hosters Festival 2020
Proposed dates: three days in total Thirsday Friday, Saturday in November. With a team preference for 5, 6 & 7 November 2020.
Languages: any language that one feels appropriate or/and comfortable. The more the merrier
Tagline: celebrating ethical data hosting & net decentralisation
In this moment of history, where the big tech is doing more harm than ever, we gather together at LHF to share our knowledge and build bridges between us to fight back. Libre Hosters Festival celebrates the development of a network of cooperation and solidarity that uses free software to encourage decentralization through federation and distributed platforms. During the festival days we will share our values: transparency, fairness and privacy with a culture of data portability and public contributions to the commons. Most important, we will get to know each other, celebrate and make sure to enjoy these days of togetherness and meet with old and new friends just like in a ‘real life’ festival!
- Libre Hosters of any kind (individuals, small teams, coops, companies);
- organisations, small teams and individuals that want to find an easy way to move away from big tech;
- community members and contributors behind free libre open source software.
- digital rights freedom fighters.
there are many travel restrictions in place and it seems like it will be like this for quite some time. Having said this, online seems like the best way to go. Presentations and workshops can be hosted to a platform of choice of each presenter as long as FLOSS infrastructure is used. On my/our experience BigBlueButton and Jitsy seem to have worked, but if someone feels like using something else it’s more than ok.
The festival can be organized in the most decentralized way possible, so everyone should feel free to propose a talk, workshop or a… DJ set featuring Creative Commons music
Presentations can be around federation, green energy hosting, floss infrastructure providers and more (we need to define the thematic areas maybe?). _Participants should just be creative with the proposals and as long as it is related to the principles of Libre Hosters Network (https://libreho.st/) should be more than welcome to submit a proposal at the dedicated forum category https://talk.libreho.st/ created only for the festival.
Website and communication
We can use the same website structure as Open Publishing Fest (https://openpublishingfest.org/), but feel free to propose any others tructure you think would make sense.
Last but not least, usually such events have a CoC, which I would propose to have.
What do you think?