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17th September is Software Freedom Day

Saturday 17th September 2011 is Software Freedom Day (SFD). SFD is an event with hundreds of teams from all around the world running local events to help their communities understand Software Freedom. SFD is a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). The aim of SFD is to educate the general public about the benefits of using high quality FOSS in education, in government, at home, and in business – in short, everywhere! SFD is co-ordinated at global level by Software Freedom International, a non-profit organisation providing support, giveaways and a point of collaboration, but volunteer teams around the world organise the local SFD events for their own communities.

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Looking at the SFD events map, the nearest event to us in Bristol (unless we organise an event of our own; just an idea. Ed.), is in Hereford, where the Herefordshire LUG (HLUG) is organising its annual International Software Freedom Day event with space kindly donated by All Saints, Hereford and this will feature the launch at 2pm of HLUG’s new Open Source Schools Project which will be running through the autumn at a number of schools across the county.