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Software Freedom Day

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Jan 01, 2009 11:48 PM

How I spent my Saturday

It passed in the US with hardly a mention but for the rest of the world September 16th was "Software Freedom Day" and events were held all over to celebrate and promote Free Software.

http://www.softwarefreedomday.org/

This year I helped out LinuxBaja (formerly known as TJLUG, they merged) in whatever way I could with their event and served as a "Wikiman" which is basically a person available to answer questions about free software. Linux in Mexico is spreading and there are a number of businesses there who use it but it is usually a secret of the guys who run the servers. I would estimate around 250 people showed up and enjoyed 6 hours of presentations and demos. You can find Vladimir's writeup of the event here along with pictures:

http://floss.linuxbaja.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=63&Itemid=75

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