Bucharest, Romania and Hong Kong, China -- For its continuous and growing effort to spread awareness on Free Software among Romanian speakers with the occasion of the international days run by the Digital Freedom Foundation, Fundația Ceata gets acknowledged as supporting organization of Software Freedom Day near the date of this year's edition.
Date:September 21, 2013 (1:15pm to 6pm)
Registration starts at 1:15pm
- 1:45pm to 2:00pm Welcoming speech by Graham Leach, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
2::10pm to 2:55pm Google
3:05pm to 3:50pm Libre Office
3:50pm to 4:20pm Break 30 mins
4:20pm to 5:00pm Nick Jones, Network Box R&D head
5:00pm to 5:40pm : Drupal by Julien Mary
5:50pm to 6:00pm : Closing speech and lucky draw by Michael Iannini
- Digital Freedom Foundations
- FOSS development
It is with great pleasure that the Digital Freedom Foundation is announcing its inclusion of the Greenboard project, an Open Education project started in China and focusing on adding FOSS equipped computers to primary schools as a tool to their current curriculum. With years of experience pushing Free Software and OER in poor schools the DFF board has acquired great knowledge of the challenges associated with OERin general and specific educational constraints in particular, assets it is taking to promote around the world.
The first phase will be to publicize all its content into English so it is easily transferable to other places in the world with minimum efforts. Once this is done we will then be able to improve and develop more content while eventually starting to localize our resources to specific regions where opportunities arise.
All the SFD team packs have left DFF office and are now on their way to your event. All registered teams before July 31 this year will receive the great stuff we have prepared for them. In total we packed and shipped about 200 packages together with our local community. This year every team pack includes not only our usual stuff which are three t-shirts, twenty t-shirt stickers, twenty balloons, twenty small-size stickers, a two-meter banner, and a A4 flyer, we also added three A3 posters and twenty big-size stickers. A big thank you goes to Google, Canonical, Linode, the Free Software Foundation, FSFE, Linux Magazine, Ubuntu Users, Smart Developer, Admin magazine, Linux Journal, FreeBSD, Joomla!, Creative Commons and Open Clipart. For those who missed the deadline, subscribe to our announce or discuss mailing lists to get notified next year and rush to our artwork page to download all the source files and produce your own goodies!
While SFD registration is going steadily with, at the time of this writing, 156 registered teams and more pending, we are very happy to confirm our usual three sponsors in the name of Canonical, Google and Linode. We are very proud to be working with those three organizations for such a long time and would like to emphasize that without them our road would be a lot more bumpy! At the same time we would like to add that our collaboration with the FSF has been very positive and improving over the years. In fact we regularly exchange ideas about better promotion for Free Software and one of them will be announced very soon. In the light of this continuous support we can only extend the pre-registration promotion (free SFD swag) until the end of the month (July 31st)! We also want to thank the media and the communities that support us and have been doing so for years, but we shall write a bit more about those organizations in a latter post.
Happy SFD preparation to all!
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