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GPUG (GPUG PHP User Group) Message Board › Software Freedom Day, 28 Sept at Kwartzlab

Software Freedom Day, 28 Sept at Kwartzlab

Bob J.
user 13000909
Waterloo, ON
Post #: 14
For the past few years a group of people from KWLUG, Kwartzlab and The Working Centre have been organizing events to celebrate "Software Freedom Day", an event which celebrates and appreciates the many ways in which free/open source software improves our lives.

We'd like to invite the members of GPUG to participate.

Our Software Freedom Day celebrations are intended to be beginner friendly, but still interesting to experts. We are still in the planning stages of the event, but so far we have decided to run some talks and have an installfest, where people can get help installing and working with free software.

Here is a link to our planning page: http://wiki.softwarefreedomday.org/2013/Canada/Kitchener/Kwartzlab­

and here is a link to the main Software Freedom Day site: http://softwarefreedomday.org/­

Note that we are holding our event a week later than everybody else, because Sept 21 is a very busy Saturday in KW.

Here are the invitation parts: Firstly, would you be willing to share our invitation at your next Meetup?

Secondly, would you be interested in participating in the event? This could include:

- Presenting a talk
- Helping get people to attend (we could use a lot of help with this)
- Helping out during the day
- Helping to figure out how we express the event so that it will appeal to "regular people" (ie those who are not already well versed in Free/Open Source software).
- Helping find some resources (for example, entertaining creative-commons licenced music or movies) that would be appropriate to distribute to others.

We'd like to get a wide diversity of people to attend and have a good time. Hope to see you at SFD on the 28th!
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