[Linux-aus] Software Freedom Day 2007 - Sydney report
sridhar at dhanapalan.com
Sat Nov 10 06:45:15 UTC 2007
How embarrassing: I forgot to give credit to Pia of all people!
A HUGE word of thanks to Pia Waugh for helping to organise Software Freedom
Day internationally and for her assistance to the Sydney team.
Also, I've put this report online at
On Fri, 9 Nov 2007, Sridhar Dhanapalan <sridhar at dhanapalan.com> wrote:
> 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
> Andreas Fischer
> Brendan Puckeridge
> David McQuire
> James Dumay
> Jim Tsao
> John Ferlito
> Ken Wilson
> Lindsay Holmwood
> Matt Moor
> Peter Baker
> Rodger Dean
> Silvia Pfeiffer
> 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 our efforts:
> 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 :)
make install, not war
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