Software Freedom Day 2012

The 5th annual Software Freedom Day NYC will take place on Saturday September 15, 2012 from 6:30-10:00 pm.

The New York celebratory event will be held this year at ITP, NYU's school for the Interactive Telecommunications Program, located at 721 Broadway (between 8th Street & Washington Place.)

As in previous years this will be a celebration of the merits and successes of free software, with food & drinks ("free as in beer!") and a short program of speakers. This is also a "hack friendly" event; we will have 2 large breakout rooms so bring your laptop to demonstrate a project you're working on or engage in informal collaboration. And of course there will be free copies of just every major Linux distribution.

At 8:00 pm there will be a short program including presentations.  Scheduled speakers include:

  • James Vasile of the Software Freedom Law Center on "Free Software vs Censorship and Surveillance"
  • "Wikipedia Takes Manhattan” -- presented by Wikimedia NYC (following up on this afternoon’s photo-walk departing Bowling Green at 3pm, and arriving at ITP at 7pm)
  • Jon Stanley on the Fedora project
  • Occupy <3s Open Source -- presented by TechOps of the NYCGA (NYC General Assembly)

as well as short talks on other free software projects and distributions.

After this program there will be a reception, including a key signing.


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Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 18:30 to 22:00
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Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 18:30
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