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Software Freedom Day - Sept 15

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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 of the benefits of using high quality FOSS in education, in government, at home, and in business -- in short, everywhere!

Our vision is to empower all people to freely connect, create and share in a digital world that is participatory, transparent, and sustainable.

1. to celebrate software freedom and the people behind it
2. to foster a general understanding of software freedom, and encourage adoption of free software and open standards
3. to create more equal access to opportunities through the use of participatory technologies
4. to promote constructive dialogue on responsibilities and rights in the information society
5. to be inclusive of organizations and individuals that share our Vision
6. to be pragmatic, transparent, and responsible as an organisation

So whats going on is groups around the world on September 15th are going to be holding events centered Free Software. So far more than 200 teams have registered their events. check out the world map: http://maitri.ubuntu...worldwide/2007/

My local ACM chapter at New Mexico Tech, will be hosting a day long event of programming contests, FOSS table, and workshops.

If you are interested in hosting an event in your area, register your team by the 31st of July, and they will send you a pack with Tshirts and give away CDs.

If you are new to Free Software, Start off here: http://www.dreaminco...wtopic11353.htm for a popular free software and what they can do for you.

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29 July 2007 - 05:51 PM
Want some DIC t-shirts to hand out? I've also got a few lava lamps...

Nova Dragoon 

29 July 2007 - 09:26 PM
Do it, we'll be having a few smaller comps there also (ie Scavenger Hunt) that prises would be good for.


29 July 2007 - 09:44 PM
Are you going to have tables?

How many people you expect to attend?

Nova Dragoon 

30 July 2007 - 09:07 AM
A table, usual competetions get ~30 people.

However this year, I know all the entry compsci teachers, and can probably get a few more freshmans to come.


02 August 2007 - 10:09 PM
If you'd like, I can come down for the day and setup a table as well and whore out the DIC if you'd like. Bring the rest of the t-shirts down and some lava lamps, thumb drives, etc.


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