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SFD : Software Freedom Day Recap
Posted by Cheeseness on 2013/9/23 22:32:55 (434 reads)

Big thanks to everybody who came along to our Hobart and Launceston Software Freedom Day events!

Attitude kicked off the morning in an interview with Chris Wisbey for ABC Statewide Mornings, talking about the history behind Software Freedom Day and some of the philosophies that the Free/Open Source Software movement is based on.

Our first trial of the Launceston Bowls Club as a venue for SFD Launceston was a success, with such attractions as a virtual graffiti wall and SuperTuxKart arcade cabinet brought by Garry, some lovely Gimp painting demonstration by Mim and the ever popular Oculus Rift being used to show off OpenHMD support in Neverball.

Hobart's return to Software Freedom Day was a success as well, with a crowd of Free Software enthusiasts and TasLUG regulars chatting and hacking on exciting projects. faulteh worked on Owncloud, ruagair worked on E17, tserong hacked on his Gumstix Overo board and I hear there was procedural jazz as well!

As always, it's the interested newcomers as much as the existing Free Software fans who make Software Freedom Day special, so welcome to all the new faces, and I hope you enjoyed sharing, learning and discovering as much as we did.

Don't forget that we have regular monthly TasLUG meetings in both Launceston (last Saturday of the month, with an upcoming talk on Audacity) and Hobart (third Thursday of the month with an upcoming talk on artistic meshing of programming and creativity - announcement post coming soon)!



Hobart photos courtesy of Tim via the Google+ event page.

Additional Launceston photos can be found here.

If anybody has any more photos, please feel free to share them!

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