[Linux-aus] Software Freedom Day 2007 - Sydney report

Sridhar Dhanapalan 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 

- Sridhar

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
> day:
> 	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 :)

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