Software Freedom Day 2011

Posted 13 Sep 2011 at 17:49 UTC by StevenRainwater Share This

Software Freedom Day is coming up on September 17. Events are planned around the world in most major cities. If you write free software or use free software, attend your local SFD event. Give a talk, help someone install GNU/Linux, or just hang out with other free software and open source people for a few hours. If you're attending or organizing a Software Freedom Day event, post a reply here and tell us how SFD will be celebrated in your city.

Dallas / Fort Worth Texas Software Freedom Day, posted 13 Sep 2011 at 18:00 UTC by StevenRainwater » (Master)

SFD in the Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas area will be held at Dallas Makerspace, a local hackerspace. We're planning talks on a variety of topics that include free software, open source hardware, and free/open culture. In addition to local speakers, we'll have two talks by Pieter Hintjens, visiting hacker from Brussels, Belgium; one about online communities and one on ZeroMQ.

Redhat Fedora representative, David Duncan, will be around to show off the latest version of Fedora, answer questions, and help with installs. David Mandala from Canonical will be here to demonstrate Ubuntu and help with installs.

We'll have lots of swag from the Free Software Foundation, Creative Commons, Redhat, Canonical, EFF, and more. Drinks and snacks too.

If you're in the area stop by and join us! More info here:

Kitchener / Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, posted 16 Sep 2011 at 08:38 UTC by cdfrey » (Journeyer)

Hey, good idea. I'm not directly involved in SFD here, but here's the link:

Events include:

  • Presentations
  • CD / DVD giveaways:
    • Open Source software for Windows
    • Linux distributions
  • Linux install-fest (via PXE booting)

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