Peer-Directed Projects Center (PDPC) is a not-for-profit organisation incorporated in England and Wales. The organisation was originally incorporated as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt corporation in the state of Texas, back in 2002, to run the freenode communication network.
The organisations scope has since broadened and in addition to the freenode network we now release a forth-nightly podcast, are in the process of arranging the first freenode live conference and throughout the summer months will be arranging geeknics – picnics for geeks.
The PDPC is all about community and helping peer-directed project communities flourish. We dig open, informal participation, broad licensing and wide dissemination of output! We think projects such as Ubuntu, Wikipedia, MySQL, Drupal, Gentoo, OSUOSL and other FOSS projects are invaluable and through freenode we’ve had the opportunity to get to know such a wide variety of FOSS users and contributors.
Now, with community at the heart of everything we do — it was a natural step for us to want to get out there and do something with our users, and this time we chose to literally ‘get out’ and we hope you guys will leave your computers behind and come join us in a local-ish park for a fun-filled day. We’ll eat good food, we’ll have a few drinks, there will be plenty of banter, much laughter, perhaps the occasional game or two and a great opportunity to schmooze and network with other like-minded geeks.