[Fsf-press] Software Freedom Day

Arun M arun at gnu.org.in
Sat Oct 1 14:37:25 CEST 2005


Kindly send your reporter/photographer/cameraman to cover the event of
Software Freedom Day and the Software Freedom Rally. The program
details are :

Technical Session on Power of GNU/Linux 9:00 AM
Seminar on Free Software and India	11.00AM
Venue :OU College of Engineering.

Free Software Foundation of India is celebrating 'Software Freedom
day' on 2nd October 2005. As part of the celebration FSF India is
organising a half day seminar and exhibition at Osmania University
College of Engineering,Hydrabad, Andra Pradesh.

2nd October is birth anniversary of one of the greatest freedom
fighters of the world, Mahatma Gandhi. FSF India decided to celebrate
'Software Freedom day' on 2nd October as a tribute to Mahatma, and to
remind people that fight for freedom is never over.

Free Software Movement is leading freedom struggle in domain of
information technology. This movement is fight for the freedom of
knowledge and freedom to communicate. Right to share knowledge, and
right to communicate are as important as political freedom for which
Mahatma fought. Today we are carrying his fight to new frontiers.

Day by day more and more people are realising the importance of
software freedom. On this birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi Freedom
campaigners from different sections of the society will come together
to celebrate Software Freedom day and to pledge to defend freedom in
computing,following path shown by freedom fighters around world.

Exhibition arranged on the day will showcase commonly useful
freesoftwares like GCC,Kdevelop,Blender etc. Special focus of
exhibition will be how free software will help students.

About FSF India

The Free Software Foundation Of India is a non-profit organisation
committed to advocating, promoting and propagating the use and
development of swatantra software in India. Our goal is to ensure the
long term adoption of free software, and aim for the day when all
software will be free (swatantra). This includes educating people
about software freedom and convincing them that it is the freedom that
matters. We regard non-free proprietary software as a problem to be
solved, not as a solution to any problem.

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