Happy Hardware Freedom Day!

Today is the new selected date for Hardware Freedom Day. We did a community survey a few months back and that was by far the most popular time. While our website is back up the wiki and registration are still down though. Considering the status we’re hoping to get things back up and encourage people who missed the date to celebrate a HFD on their schedule. Following up our mail list you may know there are events in Barcelona and India or can simply ping us there.

Thank you all and happy HFD!

Happy Hardware Freedom Day

hfd-banner2For its third edition Hardware Freedom Day got closer to the holiday season and we hope everyone who took a first step into the world of Open Hardware will use this opportunity to come and meet passionate people who spend their time (or most of it) in hackerspaces or toy with with concept of Free Software and Open Hardware. As usual we have the same strong sponsors as every year such as Google, Canonical, the Free Software Foundation, Linode, all our supporters and the additional support of Lulzbot since 2014 who makes fully Free 3D printers!
So wait no longer and join us to celebrate Hardware Freedom Day in your area!

Today is Hardware Freedom Day!

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For its second edition Hardware Freedom Day is happening with over 40 registered teams and one more sponsor in the name of LulzBot offering 8x3D printers for the event, product which has been RYF-certified by our partner the FSF. Canonical, Google and Linode are of course still part of our long term sponsors and we are trying to reward all our supporters as well. You can find more details on that by looking at the HFD website. So what could you do today? Quite simple, you’re either organizing an event and then you probably hardly have the time to read this message, or you are interested by the concept of Libre/Open hardware and should direct yourself towards our global map to see if there is anything happening in your area. If all the events are too far, then you can check the hackerspaces website and locate a Libre/open hardware hacking place near you. Hopefully you will be able to find something to satisfy your thrust and we wish you the best possible Hardware Freedom Day!

Hardware Freedom Day celebrations 15 March 2014

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For its second edition Hardware Freedom Day will be celebrated on March 15th (Saturday) this year. The HFD 2014 registration has been launched about a month ago and the map of currently registered event is available here! This day’s purpose is to get your area familiar with your work and get them interested to join and participate. Should you be a hackerspace or simply a FLOSS user group without a space but with motivation and projects it’s a great opportunity to make the extra effort and get more people to know about what you’re doing.

For registration, simply create a wiki page and fill up this form. Please also make the event shine by using our HFD countdown and banners.

If you want to get some insights for your HFD events, we have had a few ideas submitted to the mailing list to enhance the celebration and we definitely need to see how those can be implemented. In the meantime, get your team ready, your hackerspace (or not) in order and celebrate HFD with us!

Celebrate Hardware Freedom Day with us on March 15, 2014!

Hackerspace Hong Kong

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In order to promote Hardware Freedom Day that was hosted on April 20, I went to visit the only hackerspace in Hong Kong, the DimSumLabs. We met some new geeky friends including Graham, a professor at PolyU and Manolis, web admin at DimSumLabs among other many things… We had a lot of great discussions and talked from 8pm until 2am. We ended up agreeing to host some events in PolyU together in the near future.

The following Saturday, we went to do site visit and talked more. Of course we also met with our old friend, Mathieu who just started a hacking group in Hong Kong and had a very great first event. His main occupation these days apart from his job, is to work on an improved input method for Hong Kongese. We also invited him to join Digital Freedom Foundation as a director as he is helping us coordinating and running some local activities in Hong Kong, which happen to be a requirement now. All in all it was a great week, not really a HFD event but definitely big steps forwards for us.