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Software Freedom Day is everywhere! SFD is a yearly celebration for Software Freedom! Every year there are thousands teams organizing Software Freedom Day in different countries and cities.

Check the map to find out the SFD event(s) around your area.

What is Software Freedom Day? Software Freedom Day is a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Our goal in this celebration is to educate the worldwide public about the benefits of using high quality FOSS in education, in government, at home, and in business -- in short, everywhere!
It's FUN to organize Software Freedom Day Organizing SFD event can be a lot of fun! In this site and its wiki, you will find a lot of guidelines and resources that can probably help you to set up your team and organize a Software Freedom Day event.

Happy Software Freedom Day!
Let's celebrate Hardware Freedom Day on March 15!

If you are organizing a Hardware Freedom Day event and haven't registered yet, please register your event in order to get listed and found by everybody in our HFD map!

It is very easy to register, you just need to create your wiki page and submit your event information, read this howto and contact us via email or on IRC (#hfd@freenode) if you need any help.

Please also help us to promote HFD by placing our HFD banners or countdowns with your own language. It is very easy to add a new language, simply follow the instruction in this page. And do register now!

 

Google Code-in 2013 is launched!

Our long term sponsor, Google has launched its Code-in 2013 program, an online contest to introduce 13-17 year old pre-university students to free and open source software development. The contest begins on Nov 18th and runs through Jan 5th, 2014. Prizes include certificates, tee-shirts, and an all-expenses paid trip to Google headquarters in California for 20 Grand Prize winners. You can learn more by watching a screencast and/or a short video describing the contest here and by visiting the program site for complete details here. You can also download a flyer about the program here. Please spread the word!

 

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Is there a SFD event nearby?

Software Freedom Day is an event with hundreds of teams from all around the world running local events to help their communities understand Software Freedom. One way of joining SFD is to join an existing SFD event. Check to see if there is already a team registered in your area. If there is one, you can always join them and help them to make their events successful. It's FUN to join SFD!

Helps are always in need to organize SFD :) you can help to design marketing materials, spread the words out, decorate the venue, take photos, demonstrate or present about Free Software in the event, etc. Feel free to check out the team map to find the SFD team in your local area!

SFD StartGuide can definitely help you out!

If you want to form a team and run an event, simply check out the SFD StartGuide (contributed by SFD team leaders), start pulling your team together and planning today! Perhaps there was an event in your area in previous years, you can definitely contact them and ask them to help!

All teams simply register online to be part of Software Freedom Day. Get your team leader to create your team page and then register the team. Make sure you update your SFD team wiki page so people can find you. If you have any problem of creating a team or organizing a SFD event, please feel free to join our IRC channel: #sfd-on-freenode or our mailing list at sfd-discuss (at) sf-day.org.

SFD@schools

Why don't you get your local school or college talking about Free Software this Software Freedom Day! Giving a talk to students, teaching a class, providing demonstrations of Free Software, showing films about Free Software, and handing out Free Software CDs are all great ways of engaging young people.

Free Software is a major part of most workplaces and provides the core of the world's most popular websites. Young people are greatly affected by the software that they use, and SFD is a great way to reach them. Contact your local educational establishment and ask them about paying a visit. Since SFD falls on a Saturday, try to make an appointment for a day either side of the weekend.

How did SFD begin?

Software Freedom Day (SFD) was initiated by a group of FOSS believers, Matt Oquist, Henrik Omma and Phil Harper with the idea of distributing The OpenCD to everyone.

The idea of SFD is for everyone without a vested interest in proprietary software to unite and educate the world about the ideals of Software Freedom and the practical benefits of Free Software. August 28th, 2004, was the first ever Software Freedom Day.

IRC Channel: #sfd @freenode

You want to share your ideas or experiences with other SFD teams? Welcome to join our Web IRC Chat and mailing lists here !

Who is DFF?

Digital Freedom Foundation is run by a Board of Directors who meet regularly with an IRC conference to discuss various topics pertaining to regular activities of DFF, SFD and CFD.

How do you know about SFD?

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Digital Freedom International (Aka SFI) is the non-profit organization at the origin of SFD and CFD. DFI handles sponsorship contracts, official team registrations, sending out schwags to teams, the annual Best Event Competition and many other things. Hundreds of teams around the world manage the local celebration and help to send out a global message. So do drop by and attend an SFD and CFD event nearby!

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