…and today is Software Freedom Day!

For its fourteenth edition the Digital Freedom Foundation is happy to celebrate Software Freedom Day! At the time of this writting we have 112 teams listed on the wiki and about 80+ events registered. Over the year we’ve notice that this “double registration process” (creating a wiki page and then filling the registration form) is a bit difficult for some of our participants and we wish to change that. In the plan for the coming months we plan to have a single registration process which will in turn generate a wiki page. We also want to display the event date as some of us cannot celebrate exactly on this international day due to local celebrations or other reasons.

Never the less please do look on the map and in the country listing and find an event in your area. If there is none, maybe it’s a good opportunity to start an event with your community! And then join us and celebrate!

Happy SFD to all!

Celebrate your SFD event this Saturday! Register now!

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The The Digital Freedom Foundation is very happy to announce that its fourteenth edition of Software Freedom Day will be celebrated this coming Saturday on September 16, 2017. If you haven’t registered your team yet it’s time to do it now!

So as usual registering an SFD event is as simple as 1-2-3:
1. Create a wiki account if you don’t already have one
2. Create a wiki page in your area under this page
3. Go to the registration page to register and let us know exactly who and where you are.

At the end of all this you’ll appear on the SFD 2017 Map here with all the other teams and be easy to spot.

We want to thank our usual sponsors Google, Linode, Canonical, the FSF and FSFE. We would also like to thank Freiheit technologies, a software company based in Hamburg, Germany for continuing to support us. Full details of our sponsors are available at this page.

Back to SFD registration we have an exhaustive StartGuide here for newcomers and for the others who need help, and the SFD-Discuss mailing list is probably the best place to get prompt support.

So get ready to celebrate and happy preparations to all!

Celebrate SFD with us on September 17, 2016!

Happy Document Freedom Day

It is with great pleasure again that we are announcing Document Freedom Day celebration. As we mentioned we gave people 1 more month to prepare for the event and run it on Wednesday April 26th so it’s today!

DFD is the international day to celebrate and raise awareness of Open Standards. Open Standards goes beyond essays and spreadsheets and covers all digital formats from artwork, sheet and recorded music, email, or statistics. They provide freedom from data lock-in and the subsequent supplier’s lock-in.

Today people around the globe come together to run local events and let the public know about freedom of information accessibility. Join us by attending an event close to you, help spreading the word or see other ways of how to get involved.

We would also like to thank our sponsors Google and Freiheit who have always back us up and deserve a big thank you for that!

So without further ado celebrate Document Freedom Day fully and enjoy every moment of it!

Happy Hardware Freedom Day 2017!

And today is the day where we celebrate Free Hardware and the possibilities to build and design upon other people’s work or simply start something with the community in mind by ensuring projects can be shared and improved at will. In case you’ve missed our announcement the registration for Hardware Freedom Day will remain open for the month to come allowing you to celebrate at a later date, just make sure you specify the new date on your wiki page.

As usual we have a mailing list to discuss all these issues and you can find our marketing artworks at this wiki page.

As usual we want to thank our community to be there and celebrate HFD in their area. Hardware Freedom Day wouldn’t be what it is without you!

Happy hacking!

Happy Document Freedom Day

It is with great pleasure that we are announcing Document Freedom Day celebration. As usual the event is celebrated on the last Wednesday of March (March 29th) and a few teams have already celebrated earlier such as people in Taiwan!

Due to the late announcement we are thinking to give people 1 more month to prepare for the event and run it on Wednesday April 26th!

Make sure you mention the date you’re running the event on your wiki page.

We’ve migrated most of the content from the FSFE website to ours but plan on filling up the wikis as we have done with other events to provide tips & tricks for the years to come.

We would also like to thank our sponsors Google and Freiheit who have always back us up and deserve a big thank you for that!

So without further ado celebrate Document Freedom Day fully and enjoy every moment of it!