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[News] Software Freedom Day a Great Success, Receives a Lot of Coverage

  • Subject: [News] Software Freedom Day a Great Success, Receives a Lot of Coverage
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2009 09:06:48 +0100
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Saigon Software Freedom Day a Success!!!

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| Today I attended the Saigon Software Freedom Day 2009 
| organized by the Saigon Linux User Group at the University 
| of Education in District 5.  This is actually my first ever 
| SFD that I attended.   It was nice to meet Prof. Nguyen Thai 
| Son again, a long time advocate of open source and Linux in 
| Saigon.  I made many valuable contacts from this event today 
| including the Ubuntu-VN team.


How do you like your freedom?

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| So really Software Freedom Day is not so much about software 
| but about our rights and how they apply to technology. At 
| least that's my two cent take on these matters. Go on, throw 
| in your own two cents. I dare you!


Software Freedom Day


Happy Software Freedom Day 2009!


Welcome to Freedom Movement

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| Now besides the âfreedomâ it represents, how does using a 
| FOSS product benefit a common user? For starters, everything 
| is zero cost. Every possible application that you can think 
| of comes bundled with GNU/Linux OS and can be installed by 
| clicking on the âadd or removeâ function. So, no chasing 
| different vendors to buy different applications. And given 
| that FOSS is user-centric and mostly a community project, 
| applications here are often the most superior and 
| interoperable ones on offer.


Software Freedom Day Marked in Accra

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| The software Freedom Day 2009 was marked in Accra on 
| Saturday with a call on businesses to deploy open source 
| software products in their operations to become competitive.



City wants software freedom for all

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| This year September 19, is software freedom day (SFD), a global
| celebration of free and open source software.
| There are three types of software, you can buy and use it, you can
| download and use for free and the third is where you could dowload
| it, modify the code and upload it for others to use.
| [...]
| Announcing programs for SFD, Lokayat on Friday issued a roadmap
| for countering monopoly of big companies.
| They will mark this day by not using softwares like Windows, Adobe
| Photoshop etc. Rishikesh Yewalekar, Neeraj Jain and Vaibhav Gupta
| of the organisation said, âSFD is a worldwide celebration of Free
| and Open Source Software (FOSS). The goal  is to educate the
| public about ethical reasons and benefits of using high quality


Software Freedom Day 2009


Promoting the free software

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| A special talk by the founder of the free software movement,
| Richard Stallman, will lead the list of special programmes put
| together by the IT@School on the VICTERS channel on the
| occasion of the Software Freedom Day (SFD) on September 19.


Welcome to Freedom Movement

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| For those uninitiated to this concept -- a full-fledged
| philosophy for many -- applying something as lofty as freedom
| to the world of bits and bytes may seem a tad misplaced.
| However, advocates of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) will
| tell you that âfreedomâ is as critical in the digital world,
| especially in one that is largely controlled by proprietary
| (and market) forces.
| Richard Stallman, the foremost torchbearer of the Free Software
| Movement, points out âFreeâ is a matter of liberty, not price:
| ââFreeâ as in âfree speech,â not as in âfree beerâ,â he
| distinguishes. In simple terms, the user is free to run, copy,
| modify and distribute software, and this, enabled by the fact
| that its source code (a set of instructions that calls the
| shots) is freely available.


Saturday is 'Software Freedom Day' at Morris County library

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| MG: Don't you have to be an engineer to configure "open
| source" programs, apps and modules?
| Bob Murphy: No. Linux, and Ubuntu in particular have
| gotten much easier to install. For many systems, it is
| as easy to install as Windows is, if you were to install
| it yourself. You can of course buy computers from
| vendors like system76 and Dell with Linux installed, if
| you prefer not to get your hands dirty.
| Applications like OpenOffice and GIMP are as easy as
| clicking on an icon, are typically included in Linux,
| and on Windows, it's a matter of clicking an icon, and
| installing like any other software.

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