[ubuntu-us-ma] Boston Software Freedom Day 2009, 9/19
danny.piccirillo at ubuntu.com
Wed Sep 9 19:38:50 BST 2009
Here it is on FB http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=166394816264and
On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 14:24, Drascus <enchantedvisionsband at yahoo.com>wrote:
> Sounds like fun. Definitely want to bring my phone!
> Mike C.
> On Wed, 2009-09-09 at 13:50 -0400, Danny Piccirillo wrote:
> > http://groups.fsf.org/wiki/Boston_Software_Freedom_Day
> > http://www.fsf.org/events/sfd2009
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > From: Deborah Nicholson <deborah at fsf.org>
> > Date: Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 16:53
> > Subject: Software Freedom Day this year, 9/19 in Boston, free to
> > attend!
> > To: Danny Piccirillo <danny.piccirillo at ubuntu.com>
> > Hi Danny,
> > I wanted to make sure that you got a personalized note about Software
> > Freedom Day this year.
> > Feel free to pass this along to other free software/ubuntu folks!
> > Thanks,
> > Deborah
> > Software Freedom Day (http://softwarefreedomday.org/) is an
> > international holiday dedicated to celebrating software freedom. New
> > to
> > GNU/Linux or just looking for some more tips on getting the most out
> > of
> > free software? We promise you'll learn something important if you
> > attend.
> > I am also writing to invite Boston locals to our SFD event. Boston SFD
> > will be a day-long public event focused on celebrating software
> > freedom.
> > Last year we had an awesome event in Boston at Encuentro 5 in
> > Chinatown
> > (http://www.encuentro5.org/home/) and we'll be returning there this
> > year. The festivities start at 10am and we'll finish at about 5:00p. I
> > hope you can join us because Walter Bender, the founder and executive
> > director of Sugar Labs, is our featured speaker. He'll be talking
> > about
> > "Turtle Art," the free software platform that's part of the Sugar
> > operating system. It started shipping on the OLPC in 2007 and is
> > intended as stepping stone to LOGO for kids.
> > Our campaigns team will be on hand to share the latest news about the
> > Windows 7 Sins campaign (http://windows7sins.org/), our anti-DRM
> > campaign Defective By Design (http://defectivebydesign.org/), the
> > struggle for free video formats (http://playogg) and our work to stop
> > software patents (http://endsoftpatents.org/). Plus, if Richard
> > Stallman's flight back to the US isn't delayed, he hopes to make an
> > appearance and have a chat.
> > We'll be asking folks to participate in video documentary of this
> > year's
> > festivities. We're hosting workshops on freeing your smartphone and
> > free
> > website building, so you may want to bring your phone or your laptop
> > or
> > both! Lunch is provided by us and lightning talks are provided by you.
> > Software Freedom Day
> > September 19th, 10am-5pm
> > at Encuentro 5
> > 33 Harrison Ave, floor 5, Boston, MA 02111
> > Feel free to contact membership at fsf.org with questions or to RSVP,
> > thanks!
> > --
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