[Ubuntu-SG] Software Freedom Day Singapore 2009 - you're invited!

Gaurav Vaidya gaurav at ggvaidya.com
Sat Aug 15 05:38:47 UTC 2009

Hi there!

The Free and Open Source Alliance (FOSA.sg) would like to invite you  
to take part in Software Freedom Day Singapore 2009. We have a number  
of events lined up for you next month on September 18 and 19 at the  
Singapore Management University, Bras Basah and the National Library  
Building, Bugis, and we hope you'll be able to join in.

We'll have events all day on both days. On Friday (September 18),  
we'll be organizing a series of talks at the NLB, providing an  
overview of setting up and using free and open source software in  
business, government and education, aimed primarily at a non-technical  
audience. Saturday (September 19) will see two simultaneous events: at  
SMU, we'll have tutorial sessions on the use of open source tools and  
techniques, aimed specifically at a technical audience. At the same  
time, we'll have booths set up at the National Library Building's  
plaza to introduce members of the public to the benefits of open  
source, the wide range of powerful, reliable tools available for free,  
and to the participants, both companies and groups, involved in the  
open source community in Singapore. Event overviews are available at http://softwarefreedomday.sg/ 
  ; detailed schedules will online as soon as they're ready.

Please get in touch with us if you'd like to take part. We're  
especially eager to get open source groups to come down to the NLB  
plaza on Saturday to present themselves to passerbys, geeks and non- 
geeks alike, and to advertise your particular area of interest within  
the open source galaxy to all our visitors. While we'll definitely try  
to cover as many bases and organize as interesting an event as  
possible, I'm sure your expertise, knowledge and enthusiasm will make  
all the difference in turning curious onlookers into interested  
participants - and maybe the open source users and contributors of  

We need all the help we can get, particularly in volunteers, ideas and  
marketing. If you'd like to help out, cheer us on, promote us to your  
friends or family, or support us in any other way, you can find out  
more at the FOSA website (http://www.fosa.sg/) and the SFDS website (http://www.softwarefreedomday.sg/ 
), or on our mailing list at fosa-discuss at foss-alliance.sg. If all  
else fails, you can get in touch with me at gaurav at ggvaidya dot  
com. This would also be a great time for you to meet FOSA.sg and give  
us your ideas and suggestions on how we can best work towards the  
common interests of open source groups and communities in Singapore.

See you in September!


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