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[liberationtech] [liberationtech-events] Thank You

Louis Suárez-Potts luispo at
Sat Feb 25 01:08:54 PST 2017

Hi All,
Thanks Yosem, and everyone else involved, for all this--the lists, the effort obviously spent, the sense of community and possibility. I'd like to help continue the effort and also contribute ideas on moving it forward. I do have visions of any future entity (in the plural?) but a) I'm travelling and, b) I'd expect things will move fast. Which leads me to the suggestion: that it would make sense to use a medium better suited to foundational discussions than a list, e.g., a wiki or similar forum. 


> On 24 Feb 2017, at 19:27, Yosem Companys <companys at> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I want to thank all of you for the wonderful emails you have sent me and the good wishes.
> I also want to thank all of you who have written to me clamoring that we keep Liberationtech going independent of Stanford University.
> I've been swamped by emails, except this time I was both happy and sad to read them. I was sad because it is the end of an era for Stanford and our community. But I was also happy because you have all expressed a desire to do more to promote Liberationtech around the world, so it is the start of a new one that may take Liberationtech to unprecedented heights now that it can operate without Stanford restrictions.
> I will try to respond to each and every one of your emails as soon as possible. But I want you to know that I have read each one, and I truly appreciate them.
> There will be a lot to do to keep Liberationtech going, and we will need as many volunteers as we can get to do so. So please do shoot me an email if you'd like to volunteer with the kinds of interests and skills that you have.
> You don't need to be a "techie." We definitely need tech volunteers for sure. But we will need people to volunteer to be moderators of mailing lists. We will need volunteers to help us tweet Liberationtech news. And we will need volunteers for things that I cannot even envision right now that you may be envisioning that Liberationtech should do going forward. 
> If you already have a vision for Liberationtech as an independent entity, please share it with the group.
> Thank you all,
> Yosem
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