Free Software advocate working on issues related to digitization and environmental harm, proponent of autonomous (digital) spaces.
Librevent is a browser extension allowing any user to copy and republish (“scrape”) data about events posted on proprietary platforms onto free libre and open source decentralized networks.
For now, Librevents focuses on liberating events data (description, date and time, location) from Facebook onto Mobilizon, an event-management platform alternative part of the Fediverse*.
The intention behind Librevents is to feed alternative ethical platforms like Mobilizon with content, in order to help them counter the “network effect” (users staying on Facebook because the information is only available there). The concept of “data liberation” could later be applied to other types of contents and platforms.
The data we liberate is initially posted as a “public event” by the organizer. We make this data truly “public” and available on free platforms, without violating the organizer’s original intentions.