Toronto Software Freedom Day

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LibrePlanet is the user group for Free Software users, sponsored by the Free Software Foundation.

LibrePlanet Ontario is the chapter for the province of Ontario, Canada, with members in Toronto, Ottawa, and Kitchener-Waterloo.

For the first time in 2015 LibrePlanet Ontario will be organizing a Software Freedom Day event in Toronto.

There is no charge for admission to the presentations. Lunch is pizza from Panago Pizza -- $5.00 for pizza and a beverage.


The Toronto Software Freedom Day celebrations will be held at:




9:30am - 10:00am

Doors open. Welcome to SFD!

10:00am - 10:50am

What Is Software Freedom
(Sergio Durigan)

11:00am - 11:50am

Free Software in Musical Performance
(Blaise Alleyne)

12:00n - 12:30pm

Lighting Talks
(Aruna Hewapathirane, Rudolf Olah)

12:30pm - 2:00pm

Lunch and Free Culture Short Films

2:00pm - 2:50pm

E-mail Privacy with Free Software
(Bob Jonkman)

3:00pm - 3:50pm

GnuPG/PGP Keysigning


What Is Software Freedom

Sergio Durigan Jr. gives a bit of history of the Free Software movement, and explains why Free Software is not like Free Beer.

Free Software in Musical Performance

Blaise Alleyne has been performing music for many years. He uses Free Software to enhance his performance. He'll demonstrate some of the Free Software tools he uses.

Lightning Talks: Using Free Software To Make More Free Software

Aruna Hewapathirane tells us how Free Software let him customize his Free Operating System.

Lightning Talks: Open Source, Open Allocation

Rudolf Olah will be presenting on how open source projects use open allocation and why this is a pattern for future jobs and companies.


We're ordering out for Panago Pizza -- $5.00 buys a lunch of pizza and a beverage.

Free Culture Short Films

Laurel Russwurm shows a collection of films that have been released under a Creative Commons license, returned to the Public Domain, or that were never covered by copyright due to legal issues.

Email Privacy with Free Software

Bob Jonkman gives a quick overview of encryption, and shows off Free Software that secures your e-mail.

GnuPG/PGP Keysigning

Bob Jonkman will expand the Web of Trust by conducting a Formal Keysigning where people read their key fingerprints and vouch for each other. To participate in the Formal Keysigning please e-mail your public GnuPG/PGP key to Bob Jonkman at bjonkman@sobac.com For anyone who wants to create GnuPG keys there will be help available, followed by an Informal Keysigning. Bring your laptop if you're creating GnuPG keys!



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Many thanks to our sponsor, Alleyne, Inc., a professional services firm providing consulting and management services to public and private-sector organizations across the Americas.

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SFD: 2015/Canada/Toronto/LibrePlanet (last edited 2015-09-19 06:30:31 by Bob Jonkman)