Wiki of the Month March 2014
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The LibrePlanet Project is a global network of free software activists and teams working together to help further the ideals of software freedom by advocating and contributing to free software. It is used to organize local free software advocacy groups as well as general free software organizing. It is run by the Free Software Foundation.
The LibrePlanet wiki contains information about the free software movement; threats to the freedom of computer users, such as Digital Restrictions Management (DRM); and advocacy materials for free software activists. Additionally, the FSF uses the LibrePlanet wiki to publish internal meeting notes in an effort to improve transparency and accountability.
The LibrePlanet wiki also serves as the basis for organizing our yearly LibrePlanet conference, coordinating grassroots campaigns work with volunteers and free software activists, and organizing local LibrePlanet chapters.
The FSF helps curate information on the wiki and provides hosting, but generally leaves the functioning and maintenance to volunteers.
The LibrePlanet project began during the 2006 FSF Associate Member Meeting to help organize ways to bring free software as a movement "into the mainstream." We started by organizing the FSF members at the 2006 meeting into groups based on geography. They then brainstormed ideas for how to organize people around issues central to the free software movement, and posted those ideas on a wiki page titled after their region.
Usage of Semantic MediaWiki
We use semantic metadata to define issue-related groups and geographic-related groups. In addition, the membership lists of active groups are updated using semantic data.
We would like to expand the use of our wiki to further increase the involvement of our volunteers in the development and execution of our campaigns.