Software 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 coordinates SFD at a global level, providing support, giveaways and a point of collaboration, but volunteer teams around the world organize the local SFD events to impact their own communities. (from the SFD site)
The SFD Start Guide has tons of useful information.
SFD 2007 will be September 15 from 1pm until 4pm. Dave Kraus has registered a WPLUG team. The discussion so far has centered around holding a CD distribution event, where we would give away Ubuntu CDs (and possibly TheOpenCD) and flyers describing Free Software and WPLUG. Additionally, we may be able to set up demonstration laptops to let people try out Linux and ask questions.
Vance's photo of the cart
Brian's shot of the cart
Dave's shot of our second location.
Please add your name if you can help distribute CDs, perform demos, and in general advocate FOSS.
- Obtain CDs (Patrick Wagstrom got about 100 Ubuntu CDs, and we should be getting more as part of our materials from Software Freedom International. Perhaps people can submit additional requests to shipit (or purchase - though international shipping and duties may make this difficult).
- Select venue(s) and obtain any needed permissions
- Design and print flyers and other materials (balloons? banners?)
- Sign up volunteers to perform distribution
- If using demo laptops, obtain as many as possible and a way to recharge them