Software Freedom Day 2013 : Free Software for a Free Society

Sep 21 2013 09:30
Sep 21 2013 17:00

110 Grey Street East Melbourne (Melbourne Unitarian Church hall)

Linux Users of Victoria and Free Software Melbourne Present...

Software Freedom Day 2013 : Free Software for a Free Society

Software Freedom Day is an international event celebrating of Free Software. Starting in 2004 in now hosts over a thousand events in over forty countries.

The Melbourne event will be held on Saturday, September 21st, 9.30 to 17.00 at 110 Grey Street East Melbourne (Melbourne Unitarian Church hall)

It's about 5 minutes from Jolimont Station , or a brisk 10 minute walk from Parliament station or West Richmond. There's plenty of parking at the site as well!


9.30 Introduction: Jon Lawrence, Electronic Frontiers Australia
10.00 Andrew Pam, Content Creation with Free Software Tools
11.00 Pat Sunter, Free and Open Source In Public Decision-Making
12.00 Adam Bolte, Protecting Yourself Online
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Ben McGinnes, Pirate Party's Policy on Copyright and Patents
15.00 Kathy Reid, The Organisation of Free Software Communities
16.00 Lev Lafayette, Beyond Software - Steps Towards A Free Society

Displays of OLPC (One Laptop per Child), open source 3-D printing, and Raspberry Pi.

Plus plenty of t-shirts, software and other paraphernalia giveaways, videos and a free lunch (with open sauce).

LUV would like to acknowledge Red Hat for their help in obtaining the Buzzard Lecture Theatre venue and VPAC for hosting, and BENK Open Systems for their financial support of the Beginners Workshops

Linux Users of Victoria Inc., is an incorporated association, registration number A0040056C.


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