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HLUG plans free public event for Software Freedom Day

Our friends in the Herefordshire Linux & Open Source Users Group have sent us advance details of their plans for Software Freedom Day on Saturday 17th September.

As part of the International Software Freedom Day on Saturday 17th September, the Herefordshire Linux & Open Source Users Group (HLUG) will be holding a free public event at All Saints Church, High Street, Hereford from 10 am – 4 pm. We’d like to invite you along, and ask for your help in publicizing the event by including it in your newsletters and lists of forthcoming events etc.

HLUG has lots of free software discs to give away at the event and there will be a friendly team of expert volunteers answering questions and running demonstrations.

As part of this event, HLUG is working with local schools & colleges on a pioneering project to help bring the real educational and financial benefits of Open Source software to education.

Open Source software is free to use, with no license fees. It is high quality, stable and used by companies including Google, Twitter, Facebook and NASA, as well as behind the scenes in android phones, cashpoints, set-top boxes and in-flight entertainment systems. Open Source applications such as WordPress, Firefox and Libre Office are used by millions of people around the world in corporate, educational and home environments. Implementation of proven free software such as this can save an organization significant sums of money over purchasing traditional proprietary software.

For more information visit the HLUG site at or follow them on twitter at and facebook at or email hlug (at)


Herefordshire Linux & Open Source Users Group