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Software Freedom Day: This weekend!

, posted: 16-Sep-2008 15:24

The Software Freedom Day is coming up this weekend, on Saturday the 20th of September. SFD is an annual and international event, with around 500 teams in 90 countries organising local events. The biggest one in New Zealand will be in Wellington, but there are also events in Auckland, Hibiscus Coast, Christchurch, Waikato/Hamilton, and so on.

What is SFD about?
Software Freedom Day (SFD) is a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)... Our goal in this celebration is to educate the worldwide public about the benefits of using high quality FOSS in education, in government, at home, and in business -- in short, everywhere!
Everyone is invited to attend, even if you disagree with the free software movement and would like to argue your point. Different things will happen at the various events, but in some of them there is coffe, pizza, discussions, hackfests, barcamps, and so on.

Definitely a great chance to spread the word, meet other free software enthusiasts and generally have a good time.

Other related posts:
Iceland's public administration and schools moving towards open source
Astonishing example of what FOSS software is up against: Teacher confiscates Linux CDs
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Comment by freakalad, on 16-Sep-2008 15:39

Excellet!

Thanks for the post!
:)


Comment by br3nda, on 23-Sep-2008 09:38

did u attend the Auckland one?How was it?


Author's note by foobar, on 23-Sep-2008 11:14

@br3nda: Sadly, I couldn't attend. Hopefully next year.


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  • Who I am: Software developer and consultant.
  • What I do: System level programming, Linux/Unix. C, C++, Java, Python, and a long time ago even Assembler.
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