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Participate in Software Freedom Day

This Saturday, September 17, is Software Freedom Day (SFD). SFD is an annual global event that encourages open source software users to reach out to their local community to educate others about the benefits of using open source.

Frederic Muller, President of SFI, the non-profit organization behind Software Freedom Day, has been very helpful in encouraging FreeBSD and PC-BSD users to participate in SFD. A copy of PC-BSD was included with the 210 packages that were shipped to the pre-registered teams.

PC-BSD users are encouraged to put together a team and to register it on the SFD wiki. If you have not participated in SFD before, take a moment to read through the Start Guide for instructions on how to promote your team. If you do register a team, leave a comment so that we can mention it on the @bsdevents twitter feed.

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Written by dru. Posted in advocacy, Events

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Comments (3)

  • September 14, 2011 at 1:48 pm |

    Oh how appropriate, free software day also falls on Constitution Day in the United States!

    On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created.

  • Dark Phoenix
    September 14, 2011 at 3:49 pm |

    Very cool. What version of PC-BSD is in the SFD package? I assume Hubble?

    What other software packages are the teams using? Are there official software packages they all use or is it just open source pot luck? I cant find that info in the start guide.

    3 days away.. Perhaps I’ll try to get a team together for next year.

    • September 19, 2011 at 7:53 am |

      theopendisc.comfreesmug.orgNext year we’ll do a better job of announcing in plenty of time to make sure DVDs can be sent to those who need them.

      In the past, I have also handed out copies of OpenDisk (http://​www​.theopendisc​.com/) as it is a good way to introduce Windows users to open source software. There is a similar CD for Mac users at http://​www​.freesmug​.org/​f​scd.

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