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TasLUG South : Software Freedom Day - Hobart - 2013
Posted by craige on 2013/9/13 7:43:47 (404 reads)

Software Freedom Day is a global, grassroots effort to educate the public about the virtues and availability of Free and Open Source Software. Local teams from all over the world are organising events on 21 September.

Our Hobart SFD wiki page is here. The Launceston page is over there.

For this year's Software Freedom Day, our Hobart based team is showcasing some of the finest Free and Open Source Software that we can find. Specifically we'll be providing demonstrations on security your privacy online with Free Software and running a Free Software development session.

"Software Freedom Day is an opportunity to explore, discover and collaborate"

For advanced people it is our intention to make improvements to ownCloud,the Free Software cloud solution.

For those of us with an interest productivity, we're running introductions to writing python and javascript macros in LibreOffice.

We will also be demonstrating several Free Software distributions that demonstrate software from the categories:

  • Media
  • Home/Business
  • Productivity
  • Games
  • Operating Systems

The spirit of Free Software is community, and we feel that Software Freedom Day represents a way of building a stronger community both globally and locally.

Location: Chapel Room, New Sydney Hotel, 87 Bathurst St, Hobart (use the side entrance prior to 12:00PM).

Google Maps Link (http://goo.gl/maps/Ht5bE)

We are currently looking for volunteers who will be available between 10:00am and 4:00pm on the 21st of September. Anyone wanting to help out in other ways will be more than welcome.

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