While the global number of events is not publicly available (you just need to add them all up) we strongly wish that you can attend an event in your area. So please do go and check the online map and make the effort to attend an celebration in your area. And if this year you cannot, then organize something for the year to come!
So let's see what the 2013 edition will bring us and learn for the years to come!
On our side of the world we are planning to celebrate in Hong Kong where we are now registered and happen to already have a hackerspace. We have about one month to finalize the plans so expect more announcement on this topic soon.
And for the hackerspaces not registered yet it is definitely still time: you have the space, the people in your neighbourhood are waiting for you to take up the challenge and show them what you are doing. Wait no more and register right now to let them know you will be participating!
We are launching a new celebration around Open Source Hardware called Hardware Freedom Day and which will be celebrated on April 20, 2013 (Saturday). We just launched registration and will be sending an event kit (t-shirts, banners, posters, stickers, balloons, etc) free of charge to all the teams who register before March 15, 2013.
Need ideas for your event? You can always subscribe to our mailing list and see what others are doing. We also have an IRC channel on freenode (#hfd) for instant communication. Also please help us to make this event as big as SFD by using our banners and countdown on your website. Feel free to localize these artworks (all released under a CC-BY license) to your language and don't forget to share your files on the HFD wiki for others. Happy HFD!
We will of course continue with the current schedule of two annual worldwide celebrations of Culture and Software Freedom respectively called Culture Freedom Day and Software Freedom Day. Both will be celebrated as planned, respectively the 3rd Saturday of May and the 3rd Saturday of September, putting CFD on Saturday 18 May and SFD on Saturday 21 September this year. Events registration will open around mid March for CFD and early June for SFD. As usual early SFD registrants gets to receive a free team pack and we are still trying to raise sufficient funds to provide the same benefits for CFD events.
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