Join us on Software Freedom Day to learn more about Free Software and Open Source.
This Saturday, Free Software Melbourne, Linux Users Victoria and Electron Workshop are once again teaming up to run an event to celebrate Software Freedom Day.
Learn about the next generation of software that you can use, study, modify and share. Software that works in your best interests, not someone else's.
Meet our talented and passionate community talk to exhibitors from various free software projects and like-minded user groups.
We're dedicated to providing participants with a safe, welcoming and respectful environment event in line with our Code of Conduct.
31 Arden Street, North Melbourne
11:00 Doors open
11:30 Email encryption for beginners, Stoo Johnston
12:00 Tor for beginners, Andrew Pam
12:30 Cryptoparty/key signing
13:00 Lunch break (not catered, BYO or short walk to Errol Street eateries)
14:00 Making my first contribution to free software, Scott Junner
14:30 Meet our exhibitors
15:00 Rasberry Pi demo Alec Clews
15:30 Cargo, an adventure game for kids, Alex Fraser
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.