Support Libre Graphics Meeting 2012

If you are a web designer, graphic artist or hobbyist using GIMP, Inkscape, Scribus or another FLOSS tool for your work, you can now give them something back. Please think about a donation!

It is always good to have the choice, the choice about what tool to use, and the freedom to use tools which are running under several operation systems. Software what you can use legally even without paying a lot of money.

The Libre Graphics Meeting 2012 now asks for donations and your support:

The Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM) is an annual working conference for free software graphics application users and developers. The seventh edition takes place May 2-5, 2012 in Vienna, Austria. Teams from GIMP, Inkscape, Blender, Krita, Scribus, Hugin, Open Font Library and many other graphics projects gather to improve their software and discuss new ideas for interoperability and shared standards.

We aim to raise $10,000.00 to help cover travel costs for volunteer developers and presenters that would otherwise be unable to journey to Vienna. Support the development of a Free, Libre and Open Source application-ecosystem and make a donation! (Pledgie for “Support Libre Graphics Meeting 2012”)

Related to this, María Leandro ask for some support to attend to LGM2012 and the LinuxWochen event. She is a very active Fedora community member and she want to spread the word in Europe about:

  • FLiSoL: Latinamerican Festival for the Installation of Free Software (El Festival Latinoamericano de Instalación de Software Libre) is one of the largest free software events worldwide. The FliSoL event started 2005 and has been held every year since. The main goal of the event is to promote Free and Open Source Software and its use.
  • Venezuela, and how an Entire Country Migrates To Linux: Venezuela has, like all Latin American countries, a strong interest in using free and open source software for many different purposes. […] So the Venezuelan government has started its own Linux distribution, called Canaima, which is installed on most of the computers in all governmental institutions. Venezuela also has a program for equipping all schools with laptops, which were first bought in Portugal and are now produced inside the country. So the kids grow up using Linux on their computers from the age of eight. (Tatica in “Submissions to Linuxwochen”)

You can help her by donating some money for the flight!