LibreMiami

Advocating libre and open source software for Miami (and beyond)

Our Mission

We believe you should be free to use your software as you wish, adapt it to your needs (maybe with some help), and disseminate it through your community. We promote libre software like LibreOffice, Firefox and GNU/Linux which respects your freedom over proprietary software like Microsoft Office, Edge, and Windows which restricts users.

LibreMiami is here to build a libre software utopia, by sharing knowledge with users and developers, advocating for user freedom, and advancing the state of libre software.

Okay, but what do you do specifically?

We help people meet their software and hardware needs. We help people learn to code. We help people contribute to open source. We fearlessly tackle the big issues. We work on what we really care about. We hang out in pink rooms, drink boba tea and laugh at our commit messages.

Join Us!

Get involved in 3 easy steps:

  1. Make a matrix account through Riot.im. Then join the chat to stay in touch.
  2. If you want to code, make sure you have a GitLab account. We stay (dis)organized in our GitLab group
  3. Come to a meetup near you. You won’t regret it!

You might also want to check out the newbie guide.

Contributors

Regular Meetups

To keep everyone safe from COVID-19, we’re doing online meetups the first Saturday of every month, 4-6pm. Check gettogether or the chat for the latest.

Recent Posts

Librebooting a Thinkpad T60

July 20, 2020

You can install Libreboot firmware on a Thinkpad T60 without any special equipment. It’s easy if you know what steps to follow in the docs. We break it down for you in this helpful blog and video, so check it out!

Staying Libre While Staying Connected

May 18, 2020

Since we haven't been able to have our in-person meetups anymore, LibreMiami has been looking for ways to stay connected during the current crisis. Here are our top picks so far.

Libre VPS Hosting

May 09, 2020

Find Libre VPS (virtual private server) hosting for websites, software applications and more.