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Software Freedom Day 9/18: Volunteers Needed!

Posted by Adam Glass on Sunday August 15th, 2010 at 10:41 PM

Software Freedom Day is "a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Our goal in this celebration is to educate the worldwide public about of the benefits of using high quality FOSS in education, in government, at home, and in business -- in short, everywhere! The non-profit organization Software Freedom International coordinates SFD at a global level, providing support, giveaways and a point of collaboration, but volunteer teams around the world organize the local SFD events to have an impact on their own communities."

This year the event will be held on Saturday September 18, and FLUX is going to be part of the celebration!

We have a great location, too: The Alvin Sherman Library is a public / university partnership on the Nova Southeastern University main campus. It's the largest library building in Florida, and we will have a booth in the main lobby! We will have computers running FOSS, a stack of Ubuntu DVDs to hand out, and of course FLUX flyers.

We need volunteers to staff the booth and also to write and maintain a team page for FLUX on the SFD Wiki. We also need to borrow for the day a couple of good fast PCs to show off Open Source software to its best advantage.

A new email list has been created for planning. If you would like to help, please subscribe to the event list. Be sure to click the Archives link from that page to see what's been discussed so far.

FLUX has always tried to spread the word about Linux and Open Source software. SFD fits right in with that. But it won't happen without your help. Please sign onto the list and be part of the celebration!

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