Software Freedom Day will be celebrated this coming Saturday — that’s September 20 and I’ll be there! lol With my classmates of course. The celebration will be held at the 3rd floor of Bulwagang Balagtas, PUP Main Campus.
A little bit of a background (go Wikipedia!)
Software Freedom Day (SFD) is an annual worldwide celebration of Free Software. SFD is a public education effort with the aim of increasing awareness of Free Software and its virtues, and encouraging its use.
Software Freedom Day was established in 2004 and was first observed on 28 August of that year. About 12 teams participated in the first Software Freedom Day. Since that time it has grown in popularity and while organizers anticipated more than 1,000 teams in 2010 the event has stalled at around 400+ locations over the past two years, representing a 30% decrease over 2009.
Since 2006 Software Freedom Day has been held on the third Saturday of September, it has occasionally coincided with International Talk Like a Pirate Day.
Celebrating 10 years of Software Freedom in the Philippines
Software Freedom Day is a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). The goal of this celebration is to educate the worldwide public about the benefits of using high quality FOSS in education, in government, at home, and in business — in short, everywhere!
In the Philippines SFD is celebrated by many teams all over the country. The largest celebration is headed by the Computer Professionals’ Union together with its partner schools, organizations and FOSS communities. Since our first SFD in 2004, we have grown our audience and partners to more than 1,000 students, and advocates.
Now, if you want to take part on this celebration, you can grab a ticket and register by clicking this link!
You can also head on to their Facebook page to be up and current with further announcements.
See you there!