Celebrate Software Freedom Day on September 19!
If you’ve got friends and family who use Linux or you want them to know more about Linux, why don’t you join Software Freedom Day festivities in your area? There’s a bunch of Software Freedom Day (SFD) groups and you should check out the SFD Maps of Teams Registered for SFD 2009. Each SFD group will have different kinds of activities planned for their respective areas. Maybe your area will have a seminar or some kind of party just to get to know other people who use free and open source software. It could also be a time to let new Linux users to get to know those who are experts in the community. The goal is to celebrate software freedom in whatever possible way and in every possible place in the whole world.
September 19 is just several days away so it’s time to start looking for the nearest city that’s closest to you. If there’s none near enough, there’s always next year. Or celebrate it your own way at home by getting in touch with a team via streaming. Or have a get together with your friends and family at your place and celebrate Software Freedom Day your own style! Nobody says you can’t celebrate it your own way, right? ; ) Whatever you want to do, just do it if you truly want to share with others your experience when it comes to freedom in software. And it’s not about bashing Windows or whatever closed source application out there. Focus on what software freedom is. Just remember that and have fun : D
I sincerely hope you find time to celebrate it with your community this September 19. People deserve to be aware of the freedom they could have when it comes to software and you can make it happen. It might not be anything grand but when it comes to advocacy, every little thing counts.