[Announce] Australia takes the Software Freedom record!

James Purser purserj at k-sit.com
Tue Sep 5 03:22:00 UTC 2006

Australia takes the Software Freedom record!

As the sun rises on the third annual Software Freedom Day (Saturday 16
September) 15 teams around Australia are set to celebrate in style. This
is more teams than any other country in the world and with over 70
countries participating and 180 teams, that's no small achievement. All
around the world these teams are in the final planning stages of their
Software Freedom Day activities, so look for an event near you to drop
"The explosion of wikis and blogging has added greatly to a shared sense
of connection between organisers this year." said Pia Waugh, President
of Software Freedom International.

"You just need to Google the blogosphere to get a taste of the growing
excitement across the planet. From Kenya, to Canada, to Malaysia,
users, enthusiasts and supporters will be out in force sharing what
they know and giving away goodies such as Free Software."

Waugh goes on to say "we really feel that Software Freedom is a
celebration of the core values of our entire community, and the average
person is also starting to understand why Software Freedom is as
important as our other basic freedoms and human rights."

Events in Australia are being staged everywhere from Darwin to
Devonport, Tasmania, and range in size from a simple bbq lunch, through
to what is essentially a one day conference on the importance of
Software Freedom.

For more information about events that may be in your area, please visit
http://www.softwarefreedomday.org/teams/oceania/au .
For more information about Software Freedom Day and its objectives,
please visit http://www.softwarefreedomday.org

About Linux Australia
Linux Australia exists to serve and promote the Australian Linux and
Open Source community. The organisation aims to do this best by taking
enthusiasms within the community, such as FOSS issues, projects,
education, advocacy just to name a few, and help them flourish, to
succeed. The lifeblood of this organisation is the people in the
community, and Linux Australia strives to be both relevant and useful to
the community. For more details on Linux Australia visit
James Purser
Ordinary Committee Member
Linux Australia
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