Software Freedom Day

  • September 15, 2012 · 6:30 PM
  • ITP

Software Freedom Day (SFD) is a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) that has occurred annually since 2004.  The 5th annual Software Freedom Day NYC will take place on Saturday September 15, 2012 from 6:30-10:00 pm.

As in previous years this will be a celebration of the merits and successes of free software, with food & drinks ("free as in beer!") and a short program of speakers. This is also a "hack friendly" event; we will have 2 large breakout rooms so bring your laptop to demonstrate a project you're working on or engage in informal collaboration.

At 8:00 pm there will be a short program including presentations. Scheduled speakers include:

* James Vasile of the Software Freedom Law Center on "Free Software vs Censorship and Surveillance"
* "Wikipedia Takes Manhattan” -- presented by Wikimedia NYC (following up on this afternoon’s photo-walk departing Bowling Green at 3pm, and arriving at ITP at 7pm)
* Jon Stanley on the Fedora project
* Occupy <3s Open Source -- presented by TechOps of the NYCGA (NYC General Assembly)

& others as well as short talks on other free software projects and distributions.

After this program there will be a reception, including a key signing.

For full event information please see the official announcement and wiki page at:

For more information about Software Freedom Day see the Wikipedia entry:

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