[act-ma] 9/15 Celebrate Software Freedom Day in Boston!(update)
cwelch at tecschange.org
Wed Sep 12 07:57:26 PDT 2007
Celebrate Software Freedom Day in Boston!
Save the date!
On the afternoon of September 15, 2007, the Free Software Foundation
(http://fsf.org), BinaryFreedom (http://binaryfreedom.info) and Boston
Free Culture (http://freeculture.org) are hosting a Software Freedom Day
(http://softwarefreedomday.org) event in downtown Boston.
Please bring your friends and join us for talks, activities and outreach
in support of software freedom. We'll be one node in a network of over
290 events worldwide, and it's not often we get the chance to make that
kind of splash. It'll be a great chance to meet other hackers and
activists in the area and to make plans for how we can work for software
freedom on a concrete, local level.
Let us know that you can come by emailing info at fsf.org, and keep
up-to-date or even help us plan the schedule at
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2007 Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
We'll have some refreshments and there is no charge to attend.
Bring your computers and portable music players for help installing and
configuring free software on them, and for playing along with the
In Boston's Chinatown:
33 Harrison Street, 5th floor
Boston, MA 02131
Here's a map
Some of what we have planned so far:
* GIMP tutorial and demo
* Drupal tutorial and demo
* OLPC demo and presentation
* OpenOffice.org demo and tutorial
* Bring your laptop for help with installing and configuring free
* Bring your portable music player and install Rockbox
* Get a free gNewSense CD
* Network with other free software and free culture activists
Organizing Software Freedom Day 2007
*Boston Software Freedom Day*
The event will go from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. This is subject to change,
please check back for updates, or subscribe to this page.
13:00 - 13:30 Registration, refreshments, meet people, free culture
music and video, sign up to give lightning talks
13:30 - 14:00 Introduction to free software and Software Freedom Day
(Joshua Gay and John Sullivan from the FSF)
14:00 - 14:30 Drupal for nonprofits workshop / Free Culture presentation
14:30 - 14:40 Break, music, video
14:40 - 15:10 GIMP demo (Ari Pollak, Debian GIMP maintainer) / OLPC Demo
15:10 - 15:20 Break, music, video
15:20 - 15:50 Benjamin "Mako" Hill (FSF board of directors) /
15:50 - 16:20 Six, 5-minute lightning talks
16:20 - 17:00 Free software installation and assistance (including
Rockbox for your portable music player), music, video, & keysigning.
Chris Fernandez (http://rek2.binaryfreedom.info)
FSF member #697 (www.fsf.org)
BinaryFreedom Founder (http://www.binaryfreedom.info)
Stop the Wars coalition (http://www.stopthewars.org)
Socialist Party USA (http://www.spboston.org)
Democratic socialists of America(http://www.dsausa.org)
Digital revolution, socialism and CopyLeft!
Take back the NET from corporate gangs!(http://www.eff.org)
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