Software Freedom Day – Dundee
8 September, 2011 Leave a comment
The third Saturday in September (the 17th) is Software Freedom Day and the University of Abertay, Dundee will be hosting an entire day of talks and demos all arranged by The Open Society and the Tayside Linux User Group.
Who Are We
“The Open Society” and the “Tayside Linux User Group” have long been establishing their names within the local Free and Open Source Community, as centres of support and advocacy for people from all walks of life. This September we will be showcasing some of the best that our local community has to offer.
What is Software Freedom Day
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 software in education, in government, at home and in business – in short, everywhere! The non-profit company Software Freedom International coordinates SFD at a global level, providing support, give-aways and a point of collaboration, but volunteer teams around the world organize the local SFD events to impact their own communities.
visit softwarefreedomday.org »
Who Should Attend
This is a real opportunity for people in Dundee and surrounding areas wishing to find out more about FOSS, its culture, its ethics and more importantly how to get started with it. Talks and Practical demonstrations throughout the day , for the novice computer user to the technical evangelist – you are sure to find something to interest you.
The event is completely free and open to everyone;
- We have 13 talks on 2 tracks
- Lots of Demo Software and Machines
- Plenty of great enthusiastic people
You can find more information at http://sfd.the-os.org.uk/