For Software Freedom Day this year in Auckland we are excited to have Orion Health sponsoring us again. They are providing us the use of Orion Cafe on Saturday 17 September from 10 – 4 so if you are in Auckland come along. Other cities around New Zealand are also participating in this international event. See http://softwarefreedomday.org.nz/ for details.
Software Freedom Day (SFD) is a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Software Freedom Day 2011 is officially Saturday 17th September, but in New Zealand we’re spreading our celebrations over the week or so around that date. Check out the website to find out what’s happening near you.
The principles behind FOSS are underpinned by the users’ freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve he software. You can read more about the four freedoms on the GNU website.
Our goal in this celebration is to educate the worldwide public about the benefits of using high quality FOSS in education, in government, at home, and in business – in short, everywhere!