It’s that time of year again. Software Freedom Day is coming up this
Saturday, September 20th. There are more than 500 events planned in over
90 countries this year and that includes Dallas, TX of course. The Dallas Ubuntu Team is organizing the Dallas SFD event again this year (why don’t we have a Dallas Fedora team?) The best place to get in touch with them if you need more info is the Ubuntu-Dallas IRC channel.
If you’re a free software user or developer, join us for the
celebration. If you think free software is a communist plot, you’re
welcome to join us too. We can have a friendly debate over beer and you
go home with a GNU/Linux CD to try out. Sadly, we don’t expect to have any SFD cheerleaders at the Dallas event.
Location: Dave and Busters, Stonebriar Centre, 2601 Preston Road, Suite
1200, Frisco, TX
Time: Sat, Sep 30, from 3pm until we feel like leaving
If there any other Advogato or robots.net users in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area, I hope to see you there!
Did anyone else attend a local Software Freedom Day 2007 event? I showed up at the Dallas event. I wasn’t sure what to expect but it was fairly well attended. They had a lot of free (in both meanings of the term) stuff to give away, ranging from GNU/Linux CDs to T-Shirts and stickers. I was only there for a short time but I talked to one curious person who had heard a little about open source and free software. He took a FSF flyer, membership form, and some Ubuntu CDs. I ended up with one of the green SFD2007 t-shirts myself. I took a couple of photos with my phone, which are now on flickr with assorted other SFD 2007 photos.
If anyone in Dallas is looking for the local Software Freedom Day 2007 event, it’s being sponsored by Ubuntu Dallas folks. Sounds like they’ll be meeting at the Tempest Tea at 5600 West Lovers Lane around 11am on Saturday the 15th. There’s an announcement and a little more information in a forum thread on their site. I’ll try to make it by if possible.