Beth Lynn Eicher to present Computer Reach free software initiatives at Harvard University

CHICAGO IL, MARCH 19, 2013: Beth Lynn Eicher, a free software expert with fourteen years of free software support experience nationally and abroad, will be a featured speaker at LibrePlanet’s conference at Harvard University, March 23-24.

This annual conference brings together global free software community developers, activists, academics and computer users to promote the distribution of free software throughout the world.

She will be representing Computer Reach, a nonprofit organization based in Pittsburgh that refurbishes used computers and places them in underserved communities all over the world in an effort to bridge the digital divide. She was a key player in developing the Ubuntu Linux program at Computer Reach.

Beth Lynn Eicher was invited to speak at the conference because of her extensive international work through Computer Reach, including a recent trip to Ghana during which 100 refurbished computers loaded with Ubuntu Linux software were installed in schools in several cities.

 Beth Lynn serves as the Free Software Director for Computer Reach.

To date, Computer Reach has provided over 4000 computers to schools and community centers in seven states and twelve countries. For more information about Computer Reach, please visit



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