Software Freedom Day

Software Freedom Day is a global, grassroots effort to educate the public about the virtues and availability of Free and Open Source Software. Over 330 teams took part in SFD 2007, celebrating Free Software at schools, universities, parks, and many other public places. SFD worldwide is held on the third Saturday in September.

Software Freedom Day 2008 is Saturday 20th September.

An major event is being planned for Wellington, hackfeast plus barcamp, at the Convention Centre. More details over at

Thanks in particular should go to Jayn Wallis of Unlimited Potential getting this off the ground this year and to CWA New Media for being so quick to offer support.

Also good to note is WellyLUG's involvement.

If there are other SFD events going on round the country please let the NZOSS know.