As today in the US is Labor
Day, I thought I would draw your attention to an event that celebrates
the free labor so many people give to free software. Software Freedom Day 2006 is September 16.
Here’s a blurb from the site:
Freedom Day (SFD) 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 company Software Freedom
International provides guidance in organizing SFD, but volunteer teams
around the world organize their own SFD events to impact their own
In my area, the Suncoast Linux User Group (SLUG? ugh) is hosting spots in Tampa and Bradenton. I might head out to the books a million in Bradenton. I don’t really need an excuse to spend a couple of hours there.
site has more info, forums, some pictures from past years and a listing
of all the participating teams. Kind of a neat concept. It looks like
this is the third year but it’s the first I’ve heard of it.