#Introductions

We are proud to announce the birth of the Free Silicon Foundation (f-si.org)!

We organize a conference in Paris, March 14-16 2019, to promote:

1. Free and Open Source (FOS) CAD tools for designing #VLSI circuits
2. the sharing of hardware designs
3. common standards
4. the freedom of users in the context of #silicon technology

Program and submissions:
wiki.f-si.org/index.php/FSiC20

#Hardware #FSiC

@fsi Awesome! What a great initiative :)

PS. Can we please start calling people “people” and not “users”. “User” is an othering. Silicon Valley and surveillance capitalists are extractive corporations and have users. In ethical technology, we are people and we design and develop for our ourselves and for other people. ind.ie/ethical-design

@aral
As an IT person, I disagree. We acknowledge that users are people, but we need the classification for technical/documentation reasons.

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@rick_777 @aral @fsi
Yeah, "people" is people in general. Why would I talk about people in general if my software is only aimed at, idk, firefighters. Most people are not firefighters. 🤷

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