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  5. <title>Call for Participation: FSFE Track About "Digital Education" During the Libre Software Meeting in Strasbourg, France</title>
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  8. <h1>Call for Participation: FSFE Track About "Digital Education" During the Libre Software Meeting in Strasbourg, France</h1>
  9. <p>From 7 to 12 July there will be the Libre
  10. Software Meeting in Strasbourg, France. The conference also known as
  11. RMLL is annualy rotating and currently the biggest Free Software
  12. event in France. This year, the main topic is "Digital Education:
  13. building captivity or new empowerment?". With <a href="">the FSFE track</a> we are
  14. looking for inspiring insights about golden cages and liberation not
  15. only in educational institutions but in our everyday lives.</p>
  16. <div class="captioned right" style="max-width: 300px; width: 30%;"> <img src="" />
  17. <footer> <p style="text-align:center">FSFE at RMLL 2017 <br /><em>(CC-BY-SA 2.0 Julie Missbutterflies)</em></p> </footer> </div>
  18. <p>The Free Software Foundation Europe is happy to align with
  19. Hackstub, the Strasbourg hackerspace that is organising the <a href="">Libre
  20. Software Meeting 2018</a>, and to generate an own FSFE track. With the
  21. main topic being "Digital Education: building captivity or new
  22. empowerment?" we would like to concentrate on the golden cages that
  23. surround us and that rope more and more people in every day. For us
  24. at the FSFE, digital education is not just about college education.
  25. It is also about the digital literacy we need to spread within the
  26. digital society.</p>
  27. <p>We have seen a lot of new forms of social exchange and
  28. collaboration coming up in the past decade and are in a stage where
  29. there is hardly any day passing at our work place, in our social
  30. network or our daily environment that does not require the
  31. interaction with software in any form. A lot of this software is
  32. proprietary or interacts with other proprietary software. Every day,
  33. new people teach themselves or are told how to use these proprietary
  34. services - be it by order of their employer, by peer-pressure in
  35. their networks or even enforcement by administrations. In some way or
  36. the other, every day new people get their own "digital
  37. education".</p>
  38. <p>In the FSFE's track we look for ways that do not rope us in but
  39. empower us instead. Free Software solutions that give us the liberty
  40. to keep sovereignty of our data, to collaborate on new technologies
  41. and to help everyone to understand the technology behind. You know
  42. about a good piece of software that other people can learn from or
  43. use in their daily interactions? You have insights on administrative
  44. or educative processes? You can explain contexts that lead to
  45. dependencies or empowerment?</p>
  46. <p>Then <a href="">apply for the FSFE track</a> in one of the four categories:
  47. "Initiation", "Tech", "Society" or "Culture &amp; Art". We are
  48. looking for talks and workshops. You can find more detailed
  49. information about the different topics on the <a
  50. href="">LSM2018 pages</a>. The deadline to
  51. apply is 30 April.</p>
  52. <div class="captioned" style="width:50%; margin: 1.5em auto;">
  53. <img src="" />
  54. <footer> <p style="text-align:center">European Parliament in Strasbourg.</p> </footer>
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  59. <tag key="rmll">RMLL</tag>
  60. <tag key="lsm">LSM</tag>
  61. <tag key="event">Event</tag>
  62. <tag key="cfp">Call for Participation</tag>
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