On September 18 each year, people all over the world celebrate Software Freedom Day. It’s a day when free software developers and users raise awareness in their local community of the benefits software freedom brings. Some cities have huge events with music, talks, vendors, even cheerleaders, parades, and feasts. Dallas SFD events, on the other hand, have been small or non-existent the last few years. Dallas Makerspace intends to change that in 2010 by planning a bigger SFD event than Dallas has ever seen.
So far we’ve got swag on the way from the Free Software Foundation, Red Hat, and Canonical. We’ll be giving away Fedora and Ubuntu CDs, stickers, t-shirts and more. We also hope to have a series of short 10 minute talks on a variety of free software subjects. But there’s still a lot of planning to do and to pull it all off, we’ll need your help! See our Software Freedom Day project page to join in on the planning. We need speakers, volunteers, donations to help cover costs, and any ideas you’ve got to help make this the coolest Dallas SFD ever.