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Presented at Forum Internacional Software Livre 2014, aka FISL 15, fisl.softwarelivre.org
Presented in English with simultaneous translation into BR-PT
Community 2.0: Beyond Using Software Livre
Software Livre powers the most important systems we use today, most notably all those servers that connect us to the Internet and each other. Following from Brasil's early lead, governments worldwide are adopting policies that ensure they will create - or buy - software livre. Many of them have committed to publishing the code or data streams they produce under livre licenses. Tons of big businesses now
use software livre, publish their own code and pay programmers to work on software livre projects.
So, perhaps software livre has "won the war." If everyone is using it, there must not be much more work needed to improve the software livre world.
In this talk, Leslie Hawthorn will talk about the importance of not just using software livre, but contributing back to the software livre community in a variety of ways: translation and localization, writing software, hosting teaching sessions for people not using software livre, and more. Drawing on years of experience as a community manager at Elasticsearch, Red Hat and Google's Open Source Department, she will share real-world stories of how you can contribute to software
livre at the local and international level.
Having been to FISL before - and having interacted with many programmers in Brasil through the Summer of Code program - Leslie is always amazed by the passion in the Brasilian and South American software livre communities. She hopes this talk will inspire more people to share their wisdom and passion with the wider community of
software livre users and developers.