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Topic # 26246 16-Sep-2008 14:51

Hi, boys & girls!

Software Freedom Day (softwarefreedomday.org), or SFD is close at hand: this Saturday, 20 September
This is an annual INTERNATIONAL event, also held at various venues locally: Auckland, Hibiscus Coast, Wellington, Christchurch, Waikato/Hamilton, and a few other venues, to promote the adoption & use of FREE software (as in liberty/freedom; by extension like beer too), regardless of OS

Of course you could expect a strong GNU/Linux representation, but at the end of the day the freedom to choose is up to the user, and you are more than welcome to stick with the OS you feel comfortable with; be it Windows, Mac or Linux (etc).
Heck! You can join us even if you don't agree, and you can argue your point convincingly

So, please! Come one, come all! Bring your friends & family & make a day of it :)

[I expect a couple of flames & some flack, so I'll throw a couple of links in your direction in the hopes of distracting you:]

* http://softwarefreedomday.org
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_Freedom_Day
* http://www.softwarefreedomday.org.nz/
* http://softwarefreedomday.org/teams/oceania/nz
* http://www.organicdesign.co.nz/Free_Software_meetings

(P.S. I'd like to thank everybody who's contributed their time, energies, patience & $$$ to get this year's event going. Good luck!)




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  Reply # 164882 16-Sep-2008 17:57
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where in Auckland? could not find it anywhere on website :(

would be interesting to go and see :)

 

thanks.





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  Reply # 164997 17-Sep-2008 07:51
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Yeah i couldnt find anything on Auckland either, only looks like Wellington and Chch are actually doing anything.




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Reply # 165050 17-Sep-2008 11:37

Sorry for the confusion, guys

I thought the info would've been posted on the last link. Will ask admin to revisit

Besides the events being held in Hibiscus Coast & Hamilton/Waikato (excuse my geography; still pretty new here), we'll be hosting a small "show & tell" to any interested parties @ the Devonport Ferry Wharf complex (wharfit.co.nz) on Saturday.

I apologise for the late hour of this post.
If anyone's looking for more info, please post your queries, or feel free to PM me

- Jaco




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  Reply # 165064 17-Sep-2008 12:28
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Cheers, might try and pop in for nosey. Laughing




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Wellington event is looking awesome.. free havana coffee all day, couches and harbour view for hackfest and installfest, bar camp rooms for learning and discussions, break out rooms, hellpizza buffet tables, free beer.



don't forget to register so we know how much to order from catering.



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Reply # 165264 18-Sep-2008 08:57

Just an update on the local (Auckland) SFD effort.
We not have a page up (apologise for the oversight) @ http://wharfit.co.nz/Free_Software_meetings
and of course on the official site @ http://softwarefreedomday.org/teams/oceania/nz/devonport

More updated will be added during the course of today & tomorrow.
Comments welcome

Good luck to all other SFD organizers.
(Will catch up with u folks @ next weeks' 'con in the capital)

- Jaco




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  Reply # 165290 18-Sep-2008 10:42

Just to give an indication of the scope of this event, if anyone's in doubt:
http://cgi.softwarefreedomday.org/map.shtml




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  Reply # 165296 18-Sep-2008 11:02
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Sounds interesting, I'll be keen to make it (but not sure if I will, I work in Manukau Saturdays - I guess if I start early I might have enough time to get there...




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what happened to Western australia?

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