Software Freedom Day

Saturday 19 September 2015

11am – 4pm, Electron Workshop
Free of charge, newcomers welcome

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.

Electron Workshop
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


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About Software Freedom Day

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.

For more information about the Free Software movement visit the Free Software Foundation and the GNU Project.

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.