Join us on Software Freedom Day to learn more about Free Software and Open Source.
Free Software Melbourne and Linux Users Victoria are celebrating the 17th annual Software Freedom Day celebrations in Melbourne. We will present a range of leaders in the Free-Software community that will talk about the importance of Free-Software to a free society.
The SFD celebration will kickoff with what is "Free and Open Source Software" and why is it so important for a modern, digital society. We'll be hearing from leading contributors and organizers of companies building businesses around Free and Open Source projects. We're also going to talk about the ethics of software development and the advantages of building a prosthetic using open hardware. There is also the opportunity for networking opportunities in our general FLOSS chat room during the day.
Participation is both free and liberating. Software Freedom Day is a family friendly event welcoming to anyone, pass on the word to help make it a great day. We have a code of conduct available on our website, but in short: Be respectful, Be inclusive and Be aware.
Hope to see you all online for our most exciting Software Freedom Day yet!
10:00am - Welcome and Introductions
10:15am - Free Software Melbourne
What is Free Software?
11:00am - Dr Morgan Leigh
Give Me Convenience Or Give Me Death
12:00pm - Lunch Break
FLOSS Chat Room
1:30pm - Lightning Talks
2:30pm - Kathy Reid
Good, better, breast: Building a sensing mastectomy prosthetic with open hardware
3:30pm - Frank Karlitschek
How Nextcloud stayed productive during COVID-19 and how others did the same
4:30pm - Mike Saunders & Italo Vignoli
LibreOffice: great history, great future
Date: Saturday the 19th of September 2020
Time: Talks starting at 10:00am and wrapping up about 6:00pm
Location: Online with Big Blue Button
Main Talk Room: https://bbb.freesoftware.org.au/b/fsm-hbo-gf9-43s
FOSS Chat Room: https://bbb.freesoftware.org.au/b/fsm-dxk-cs1-2ct
Meeting Tips: Mute microphone when not speaking. Headsets recommended to reduce feedback if you will be speaking. If you are having difficulty hearing or being heard there is a chat stream available. If you want to ask a question during the presentation either ask it in the chat or use the “raise hand” button
Code of Conduct: http://freesoftware.org.au/code-of-conduct/
Software Freedom Day is an international celebration with events organised by volunteers all over the world.
Free Software and Open Source are social movements that celebrate the freedom and independence of people who use software. They are ethical approaches to building software that values your rights to use the software in any way, study how it works, share it with others and modify it to suit your needs. Over 30 years these movements have grown from a philosophy to the entire operating system of freedom-respecting software.
To get a Free Software operating system for your computer, we recommend Trisquel GNU/Linux or Debian GNU/Linux. Both these operating systems can be run from a CD or USB drive so you can try them without disturbing your existing installation.