[Irtalk] Software Freedom Day 17 September 2011

Smith, Ina <ismith@sun.ac.za> ismith at sun.ac.za
Tue Mar 8 09:43:34 SAST 2011

Software Freedom Day 17 September 2011

SFD is a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). 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! The non-profit organization Software Freedom International<http://softwarefreedomday.org/en/sfi> 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.
Vision & Objectives
Our vision is to empower all people to freely connect, create and share in a digital world that is participatory, transparent, and sustainable.
1To celebrate software freedom and the people behind it
2To foster a general understanding of software freedom, and encourage adoption of free software and open standards
3To create more equal access to opportunities through the use of participatory technologies
4To promote constructive dialogue on responsibilities and rights in the information society
5To be inclusive of organizations and individuals that share our Vision
6To be pragmatic, transparent, and responsible as an organisation

Ina Smith
E-Research Repository Manager | Library and Information Service | University of Stellenbosch | Private Bag X5036, 7599 | South Africa
http://scholar.sun.ac.za | http://oa.sun.ac.za | E-mail: ismith at sun.ac.za<mailto:ismith at sun.ac.za> | Tel:  +27 21 808 9139 | Skype: smith.ina | Office hours: Mo-Fr: 08h00-16h30

E-Navorsingsbewaarplekbestuurder | Biblioteek- en Inligtingsdiens | Universiteit van Stellenbosch | Privaatsak X5036, 7599 | Suid-Afrika
http://scholar.sun.ac.za  | http://oa.sun.ac.za | E-pos: ismith at sun.ac.za<mailto:ismith at sun.ac.za> | Tel:  +27 21 808 9139 | Skype: smith.ina | Kantoorure: Mo-Fr: 08h00-16h30

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