Software Freedom Day 2007

This year’s Software Freedom Day will be celebrated on 15th of September 2007. Software Freedom Day (SFD) is an annual worldwide celebration of the free/open-source software with hundreds of teams from all around the world running local events to help their communities understand Software Freedom.

SFD was established in 2004 and was first observed on August 28, 2004 when over 70 teams participated. Since that time it has grown in popularity as more than 300 teams from over 60 countries celebrated on the second SFD, held on September 10, 2005. The primary sponsor for 2005-2006 is Canonical Ltd, the company behind Ubuntu, a Linux distribution.

From 2006 onwards, it has been decided that Software Freedom Day will be held on the third Saturday of each September.

Check to see if there is already a team registered in your area or check this world map of registered teams. Perhaps there was an event in your area in previous years.

If you want to form a team and run an event, simply check out the StartGuide and start pulling your team together and planning today, you have only a few days left!

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3 Responses to Software Freedom Day 2007

  1. horisly September 5, 2007 at 6:20 am #

    as google play a more and more role at the free market, more resource will be free.

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    Everton September 5, 2007 at 1:15 pm #

    The only software I pay for is my security app (admittedly I get free licences from vendors through work), my OS and Microsoft office.

    Everything else I use is free.

  3. Micah September 6, 2007 at 10:27 pm #

    I guess the free software has really gotten to be as good as the stuff you pay for. So, there are only a few programs worth paying for like Everton says.