Libre Software Meeting
The Libre Software Meeting takes place each year since 2000, in July. Launched by the French free software users group Association Bordelaise des utilisateurs de logiciels libres (ABUL). More than 1000 people, coming from more than 50 countries, participate each year.
The LSM is a mix of two complementary meetings:
- a developers meeting, free software coders coming to discuss about their projects during the event
- a free software promotion event dedicated to a large audience
The LSM is organized by a team of volunteers, combining local and national free software associations.
The village of the associations welcome the visitors with a set of stands presenting local or national associations.
- from 5 to 9 July 2000 in Bordeaux,
- from 4 to 8 July 2001 in Bordeaux,
- from 9 to 13 July 2002 in Bordeaux,
- from 9 to 12 July 2003 in Metz,
- from 6 to 10 July 2004 in Bordeaux,
- from 5 to 9 July 2005 in Dijon,
- from 4 to 8 July 2006 in Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy,
- from 10 to 14 July 2007 in Amiens,
- from 1 to 5 July 2008 in Mont-de-Marsan,
- from 7 to 11 July 2009 in Nantes,
- from 6 to 11 July 2010 in Bordeaux,
- from 9 to 14 July 2011 in Strasbourg,
- from 7 to 12 July 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland.
- from 6 to 11 July 2013 in Brussels, Belgium
- from 5 to 11 July 2014 in Montpellier, France
The LSM logo was drawn with Sketch by André Pascual, Linuxgraphic.org co-creator, for the LSM 2001. The choice of the mascot and her name come from the homophony with Armelle (a French feminine first name) and RMLL, as pronounced in English.