This Saturday (Sep 17), Dallas Makerspace is hosting the Dallas portion of the world-wide Software Freedom Day event. Everyone is invited to this event, not just computer geeks! Software Freedom Day celebrates our freedom to do what we want with our software, hardware, and other creative works. Big corporations like Apple, Sony, Oracle are working to hard to take those freedoms away. But we’ll tell you how to fight back and show you companies and organizations working to protect your freedoms!
Hear speakers talk about free software (aka open source software), open hardware like the Arduino, and Create Commons licensed creative works. See demos of the latest GNU/Linux operating systems like Redhat Fedora or Ubuntu. We’ll even help you install a free OS on your computer. We’ll be giving away lots of swag from the Free Software Foundation, RedHat, Canonical, Creative Commons, and Defective by Design (yes, we have the new iBad stickers!) We’ll also have plenty of drinks and snacks. This is also a great chance to get a tour of Dallas Makerspace if you’d like to check out a real hackerspace.
You can find maps, times, and all the other details on our the Dallas Makerspace 2011 Software Freedom Day webpage. See ya Saturday from 1pm to 6pm!