Tuesday, September 14, 2010

FOSS And The 2010 Software Freedom Day

The Software Freedom Day (SFD) is a simultaneously celebrated worldwide  annual event for Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Held every third Saturday of September since 2006, one of the venues for this year's celebration will be at the University of the Philippines - Diliman Campus (UP-Diliman) on September 18, 2010 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The 2010 Software Freedom Day has Change is FOSSible! as its theme for the UP-Diliman event and the Computer Professionals' Union as its organizer.

Software Freedom Day is a public education initiative with the simple aim of increasing awareness for FOSS, its virtues and uses. It was established in 2004 and was first observed on the 28th of August of that year where over 70 teams participated worldwide. Since that time, SFD has grown in popularity and organizers anticipate more than 1,000 teams for this year.

In the Philippines, independent groups, IT activists and passionate practitioners of FOSS organize themselves, exert efforts and pool resources to promote the free-to-use open-source software for home and office applications. To demonstrate the current FOSS usability, SFD-2010 will have breakout sessions in the afternoon on the following topics:
  • FOSS for Entrepreneurship
  • FOSS for Mobile Technology
  • FOSS for Design
  • FOSS for Advocacy
  • FOSS in Education
  • FOSS for Web Content Management
Everyone is invited to attend the whole-day 2010 Software Freedom Day event. Online registration is available at http://www.sfdphilippines.org/user/register.

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