[Linux-aus] Software Freedom Day 2007 - Sydney report
sridhar at dhanapalan.com
Fri Nov 9 05:28:41 UTC 2007
It's been indicated to me that I never put out a report on Software Freedom
Day in Sydney. Well, better late than never :)
Advocates of free software celebrated at the University of New South Wales on
16 September for the fourth annual Software Freedom Day. Members of SLUG,
Ubuntu-AU and the general FOSS community collaborated to spread the message
of free software to the general public.
Interest and buzz was generated in the days leading-up to the event through a
poster campaign across the campus. At the UNSW Computer Fair, we piqued the
curiosity of many computer users with our displays, screencasts and spiels.
Those who were enthusiastic migrated to our room in the nearby Law Building,
where we could explain and demonstrate in greater detail. Not only did we
have many expressions of interest from newcomers in free software and the
free software community, we also succeeded in bringing those who already use
FOSS into participation in the local community.
Regrettably, I was not able to take any decent photographs of the event. If
anyone has pictures, I'd be grateful if they could be sent to me.
I would like to give a big word of thanks to everyone who helped on the day:
Anyone else who I may have forgotten (if I have, sorry!)
In addition, I would like to thank those who provided resources in support of
Computer Fairs Australia (tables at the computer fair)
David Vaile, Abi Paramaguru and Alana Maurushat at the UNSW Cyberspace
Law and Policy Centre (room in the Law Building)
John Schilit (IBM and Robocode materials)
Solutions First (Unwired modem)
Ubuntu Screencasts Team (screencasts and subtitles)
Canonical (Ubuntu CDs)
The worldwide free software community :)
"Freedom is the right of all sentient beings." - Optimus Prime
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