Dundee’s Software Freedom Day Event

Software Freedom Day – Dundee – September 19th 2009

Information Line - 01382 848950 – List of talks, directions and other useful details about the event.

“The University of Abertay Dundee Linux Society” and the “Tayside Linux User Group” have long been establishing their names within the local Free and Open Source Community, as centres of support and advocacy for people from all walks of life.  This September we will be showcasing some of the best that our local community has to offer.

On the third Saturday (19th) of September teams from all around the world will celebrate Software Freedom Day:

“Software Freedom Day (SFD) is a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Our goal in this celebration is to educate the worldwide public about of the benefits of using high quality software in education, in government, at home and in business - in short, everywhere! The non-profit company Software Freedom International  coordinates SFD at a global level, providing support, give-aways and a point of collaboration, but volunteer teams around the world organize the local SFD events to impact their own communities.”


This is a real opportunity for people in Dundee and surrounding areas wishing to find out more about FOSS, its culture, its ethics and more importantly how to get started with it. Talks and Practical demonstrations throughout the day , for the novice computer user to the technical evangelist - you are sure to find something to interest you. The event is completely free and open to everyone;

10am - Short Welcome and Introduction to the Dundee Software Freedom Day Event
10.15am - What is free software, and why is software freedom so important?
10.45am - Freedom and Control
11.15am - Free and Open Source Software for Windows
11.45am - Free and Open Source Software for Students
12.15am - Free and Open Source Software in Business

Break for Lunch - (1.00 - 1.30)

1.35pm - Podcasting, from Mic to Audience
2.00pm - Free and Open Source Concepts in Security
2.30pm - SSH (Secure Socket Handler) The Beginners Guide
3.00pm - Basic introduction to building games with blender
3.30pm - Games and the Open Source community
4.00pm - VoIP and Open Source - A look at H.323 (4.00pm)
4.30pm - Thanks and Goodbye, a short wrap-up of the event


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