I will be speaking at LibrePlanet 2010 being hosted at Harvard on March 21st on enabling the creation of bottom-up user controlled real-time encrypted communication networks to preserve privacy and as a means of asymmetric warfare on mass communication surveillance, using GNU SIP Witch and the GNU ZRTP stack. Preliminary copies of my presentation may be found at http://www.gnutelephony.org/data/harvard2010.pdf.
Co-hosted with LibrePlanet2010 is the GNU Hackers meeting. This to me, especially in these times, is an essential gathering of GNU maintainers, as I believe this decade may well be when the future of freedom may well be decided for humanity. We face a choice between a world where people are free to learn and participate in the collective heritage of all mankind by contributing to our shared human knowledge, or one where what people will be permitted to think, or even communicate and express, to be entirely controlled as the age of science and reason comes to an end for the greed of a sociopathic few.
For this reason more than any other, I choose to attend this years conference, to hear and consider more what actions can and should be taken to assure freedom endures.