Libre comme l'Art

Non-profit association «LILA»

LILA is a non-profit organization, under French law 1901, declared and funded in 2005. We promote Arts and Artists, as well as access to technics and knowledge for everyone.

The association has its studio at 31, avenue Parmentier in Paris 11th, place of sharing and artistic creation.

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The Libre Sticker Album is back

Note: this news is about a workshop series which will be done mostly in
France. This may not be of much interest to read if you are not there!

You remember the Libre Sticker Album project? Well it's back. If you are interested, please read the French news with all the details (and if you can't read French, unfortunately you are not the event's target. But don't worry, we will also have other more international events soon!).

» The news in French «

Activity report of LILA in 2015

After our general assembly meeting on 2016 March 1, we updated the association status and produced a report on our activity in 2015. All documents are in French only:

Thanks to our membres, our many supports and our Board 2015. The new board is composed of:

  • Grégoire Coustenoble;
  • Lionel Ngo.

No Libre Calendar 2016 ;-(

We have been asked several times by email or social networks whether we were planning a Libre Calendar 2016 (see Libre Calendar 2015).

Unfortunately we are not. This is for the official announcement. ;-(

"Fishing Night", by Aryeom Han (Creative Commons by)

Credit: Cover of the 2015 calendar ("Fishing Night", by Aryeom Han, Creative Commons attribution)

The reason is simple: we could not make the time. Our association is very small, and mostly hold by a handful of people. With our current projects (in particular ZeMarmot), adding the weight of an additional print project, however fun it is, was not possible.

This said, it is very heart-warming to know that people really loved the Libre Calendar (to be fair, we already knew so since we received several happy messages last year, after the calendar got delivered) and really wanted a new one for 2016. So we will definitely try to revive the project next year!

Note also that we are always open to volunteers to help us. It is too late this year to prepare a calendar now (if we want to do it well), but we would absolutely welcome new hands for next year!

Free Software for educative purpose…

Jehan, LILA co-founder and Free Software developer (GIMP, Blender…), participate to a schooling experiment in favor of young people out of the "usual" system, i.e. without any diploms nor jobs. In a few words, with the Second Chance School in Argenteuil, France, we are animating a project of creating a full SuperTuxKart track representing their neighborhood, fully with Free Software: OpenStreetMap to generate a good piece of the city environment, Blender 3D for 3D modelization and GIMP for texture creation.

Unfinished prototype of the SuperTuxKart track created by the young and representing the actual neighborhood.

Unfinished prototype of the SuperTuxKart track created by the young and representing the actual neighborhood.

Before the project, most of these young's only usage of computers were Facebook and other "social" networks. Some don't even have a computer. And now they are modeling a real city for a video game. Pretty cool no?

Of course SuperTuxKart is only a pretext to make the project with Free Software, which itself is only a pretext to have our young students work in professional conditions, as a team, with an actual "deliverable", which is the point of this school project.

If you are interested and happen to be in Paris, France, tonight evening , Tuesday, December 1st, at 7PM, do not hesitate to come by our presentation event with the young at Archipel.

Tristan Nitot, former president of Europe Mozilla, will introduce the event with a conference about Free Software as a guest:

L'Archipel - Lieu d'innovation collective
26 bis Rue de Saint-Pétersbourg
Paris 75008

Some more info about the origin of the project on the French news.

LILA at Bazar du Libre 2015 (Toulouse)

LILA was invited at Capitole du Libre 2015 to present ZeMarmot. Unfortunately after the tragic recent events in Paris (everybody of the association is fine by the way, despite us being a few dozen meters from the events), the Free Software event got canceled.

The association Toulibre revived the meeting under the name Bazar du Libre In the end, a very cool weekend, where we also met quite a bunch of the local BUG.

We will likely come back there some other year!