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This year, we have a special reason to celebrate Software Freedom Day. Not only are we commemorating our involvement in the Free Software movement, but we are also marking the 20th edition of this important event. It fills us with pride to witness people from all around the world coming together to celebrate, collaborate, and support each other in using and improving Free Software solutions. During the last 2 decades, Software Freedom Day has been celebrated in over 600 places spread over all continents.
In today’s world, the significance of using and developing Free Software has become even more important. With governments imposing restrictions on access to services through sanctions or censorship, and the rapid evolution of AI solutions, it is crucial that we reassess our priorities and inform the public about the benefits of Software Freedom.
The Digital Freedom Foundation is very happy to announce that today is the nineteenth edition of Software Freedom Day! Please take a look at the SFD 2022 map to either find an online event or one in your area, or simply decide you run your own by following the steps below:
1. Create a wiki account if you don't already have one
2. Create a wiki page in your area under this page
3. Go to the registration page to register and let us know exactly who and where you are.
This year we've added the event date on the SFD map which you can fine tune by added
#DATE: and YYYY-MM-DD at the top of your wiki page to tell us when your event is happening. By default we set it to today, but should you run an event next month don't forget to add this little hidden code in your wiki page.
We will probably also add longitude and latitude parameters soon in order to allow to easily update your location should you register early and end up running your event elsewhere.
Anyway thank you again for participating in Software Freedom Day this year, we wish you all the best for SFD 2022!
We want to wish you a happy Software Freedom Day 2021 and hope everything will go as planned!
We are still seeing teams registering as we're writing this email so 2021 should be a good sign of what we can do individually during times like this. And celebration can definitely postponed should you not have had the time or the opportunity to organize for today!
Hopefully we are going to strengthen up our team very very soon and provide better support for the other upcoming celebrations.
One of the good sides of this year is that most events are virtual, and like us, you can probably find one within your time zone and in your language.
SFD remains one of the events with the most represented languages and places in the world and we should be proud of that!
Thank you all for your continuous participation and happy SFD!
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