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Re: [LUG] Software Freedom Day (SFD) in the UK


On 09/07/10 11:08, Rob Beard wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I've just picked this up from the Free Software Manchester mailing list...
> I've replied to the Free Software Manchester list to say that we're
> hoping to have an event in Paignton this year all being well (this is
> something we really need to get cracking on!).  I'm not sure if we'll be
> able to get any assistance from the Federation of Free Software UK but
> if it's okay with everyone I'll drop them an e-mail explaining that
> we're looking at doing an event.
> Rob
> --------------------
> Having announced the "Federation of Free Software UK" (FFSUK)
> <http://www.ffsuk.org.uk/>, I now announce our first project, "Software
> Freedom Day (SFD) in the UK" <http://ffsuk.org.uk/sfd/>:
> Software Freedom Day (SFD) in the UK
> http://www.softwarefreedomday.org/
> Software Freedom Day (SFD) is an excellent annual opportunity to promote
> the Free Software philosophy. SFD is not widely know about in the UK,
> even among Free Software advocates! This needs to change. FFSUK is
> pushing to get events in all areas of the UK and to assist events in
> organising.
> Current likely SFD2010 event locations in the UK:
>     * Dundee
>     * Edinburgh
>     * Manchester - 2010/Europe/United Kingdom/Manchester
>     * Herefordshire
>     * Bracknell
> If there are any locations in the UK that are going to run a SFD2010
> event then please let us know at iwanttohelp at ffsuk dot org dot uk.
> Currently, the only location on the new SFD2010 wiki UK area is Manchester.
> FFSUK will focus on helping to start events in the following areas:
>     * Northern Ireland
>     * North East England
>     * East of England
>     * South West England
>     * London
> If you would like to help with starting an SFD2010 event in these areas
> then please contact us at iwanttohelp at ffsuk dot org dot uk.
> Cheers,
> Mike.
OK no problem, I need to get round to creating a team on the software
freedom day website,  just been too busy,

What we will need is lots of cd's or at least flyers and other stuff to
give away,  again WHEN I GET TIME will look in to making some.


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