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One week left to register your Software Freedom Day teams for free stuff! Let's look at why Software Freedom matters now more than ever!
In an increasingly digital age more and more of our everyday lives are based on technology. How we interact with each other, enjoy different media, vote, get paid, and even navigate our roads. Technology underpins our very way of life, our basic freedoms such as freedom of association, freedom of thought, freedom of choice and much more, yet many people do not realise the importance of transparent and sustainable technologies, what we call Software Freedom.
Software Freedom Day is proud to announce a fantastic competition to get those creative juices going! With Software Freedom Day only a few months away, on September 16th, we have some excellent prizes to help inspire you to create the best Software Freedom Day ever!
Welcome to this year's 38th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. David Moreno Garza reported that he has closed 729 work-needing and prospective packages bugs which were more than 600 days old with no hope of progress. Branden Robinson posted his ideas and thoughts about managing Debian's trademark with special attention to the DCC Alliance. The m68k port is in danger of being ignored by the testing propagation due to internal compiler errors and a huge backlog of packages.
SA's minister of science and technology told the Software Freedom Day crowd at Wits University on Saturday that open source software gave government the opportunity to develop locally relevant and globally competitive technology projects.Software Freedom Day pictures here.
BRADENTON, FLORIDA - The Suncoast Linux Users Group (SLUG) in Florida's Tampa Bay region decided to hold not one, but two Software Freedom Day (SFD) events. SLUG is an odd LUG, one you might almost call a Beowulf cluster of LUGs, since it holds meetings in a number of locations instead of in a single central one. This gives the group a slightly anarchic feel, but when it came time to step up to the SFD plate, enough members worked together to distribute more than 250 free software CDs even though local media almost totally ignored the event.
Free Software is good for Russia. Lowering their balance of payments, employing local programmers, creating opportunities for local service, allowing their students to see how major pieces of software work, reducing the issues of software piracy, allowing them to adopt software to their languages and culture and giving their country better security are all reasons why the Russians (as a lot of other countries) have embraced Linux.
Intended to highlight the virtues of open-source and free software, the worldwide event is most popular in developing countries.
Software Freedom Day (South Africa) is almost upon us, and there are plenty of geeky events happening around the country and the continent, intended to spread the good news of free software and introduce non-geeks to the welcoming world of open source.
Uganda's first ever Software Freedom Day celebration is set to take place on Saturday, with a focus on the use of (Information and Communication technology) ICT in development.
200 plus groups from over 60 countries are participating in the second annual Software Freedom Day (SFD) on September 10 to showcase the excellent range of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and demonstrate how it can be used to save money and gain freedom in every sector of the information society.
Fifteen cities and towns across Australia will stage events and give away free software to mark Software Freedom Day on September 10, the vice-president of the local coordinating body, Linux Australia, said.
LinuxChix Africa, a non-governmental organisation for women in open source, aims to promote awareness and use of free and open source software (FOSS) at a Software Freedom Day celebration on 10 September.
Linux Australia is taking free and open source software to the streets with Australia's first Software Freedom Day on September 10, 2005.
Linux Australia will organise the country's first Software Freedom Day on September 10, the organisation's president, Jonathan Oxer, said today. The Day is a global initiative in 63 countries to take free and open-source software to the public.
LinuxChix Africa will host a series of events around the African continent on September 10 in celebration of Software Freedom Day.
Day nine of aKademy saw the start of the Users and Administrator's Conference, and the celebration of the international Software Freedom Day. With the end of the developers' section of the summit, the hacking rooms began to thin out, but the loss in numbers was accommodated by (for the most part local) crowds of users filing in to hear from developers and other users and administrators. And for those following the SUSE-Novell developments, a keynote from a Novell employee was not to be missed.
The United Nations, through its International Open Source Network (IOSN) will organize the first annual Software Freedom Day on Saturday in an effort to educate Asian users about the benefits of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and encourage its wider use in the region.
Several organisations will celebrate Saturday's International Software Freedom Day by hosting open source events around the country. The Go Open Source campaign and various Linux user groups will host open source install fests in all major city centres around the country, at which members of the public are invited to bring in their PCs and have open source software installed under the guidance of a trained specialist. The events will also feature displays of the latest available software.
Supporters of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) may want to mark the last Saturday of August on their calendar. The Software Freedom Day (SFD) initiative is set to kick off it annual program on August 28, 2004. Led by Matt Oquist, the event aims to raise awareness of FOSS by widely publicizing the existence of open source software, and demonstrate the high quality of the products.
You, the reader, are hereby invited to participate in a celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) on August 28th this year. On that day we will stage public events to inform the general public about the virtues of FOSS. We invite you to form local teams and set up tables in town centers, shopping malls, or wherever there are likely to be lots of people on a Saturday.
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