Fwd: [linuxchix] SFD 2008

ronald munjoma simbiso at gmail.com
Wed Aug 13 16:05:41 BST 2008


Find below Linux Chix Zimbabwe SFD plan of action. Are we in a position to
do something this year and make it one of our projects. I am prepared to be
the project champion.



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From: <foromozob at africau.ac.zw>
Date: 2008/8/13
Subject: [linuxchix] SFD 2008
To: linuxchix at freelists.org, linuxchix at coolist.org, dhlaminin at africau.ac.zw,
chipunzau at africau.ac.zw, sibandaf at africau.ac.zw

Hey ladies, we are getting cose to that day when we celebrate Softaware
Freedom Day (SFD). Out Linuxchix Mutare team is listed as registered among
thousand others for Software Freedom Day event for September 20th,
2008.Unfortunately the AU Peace Marthon is scheduled for this date so may
you come up with proposed dates when we can celebrate the day. Its a
pleasure to inform you that one of our chix mambers Getty created and
registered her team, its great to know that the spirit dint die after she
left us.

To see the list of other registered teams follow the link below

Find below the listed activities , brainstorm and add to the list more
activities we can plan on. I hope that we will meet, but for this period
we can communicate to share ideas by email until we have the first

1. Introductory presentation on what is Free Open Source Software (FOSS)
2. Practical Computer Laboratory session demonstrating  FOSS using Ubuntu
Live CDs
3. An address by one of the linuxchix members on Women in ICT and
challenges faced.
4. Quiz session with prizes for winners in the High school category,
teachers colleges and other tertiary institutions represented on the day.
5. Differences between proprietary software  and FOSS
6. Show case of FOSS at work by Africa University Educational Technologies
Administrator based on MOODLE e-learning FOSS
7. Use of FOSS in developing countries in health sectors, education and
poverty alleviation projects, awareness of HIV and AIDS
8. Use of FOSS as a communication tool, areas to be covered include wikis,
discussion forum, blogs, Instant Messengers ETC.

******* Only those who do nothing do not make mistakes.

* Never take a problem to your boss unless you have a solution.

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