EVENT: Software Freedom Day

September 15, 2012
7:00 pmto10:00 pm

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 (at Waverly Place.)

As in previous years this will be a celebration of the merits and successes of free software, with food & drinks 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.

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

James Vasille 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.

For full event information please see the official announcement and
wiki page at: http://wiki.softwarefreedomday.org/2012/USA/NY/NYC#preview

For more information about Software Freedom Day see the Wikipedia entry:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_Freedom_Day

For more on the ‘Wikipedia Takes Manhattan’ Free Culture photo walk at 3pm leaving from Bowling Green Park, see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Takes_Manhattan

Monday, September 10th, 2012
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