All LUV members are invited to Software Freedom Day. A whole day
celebration of software freedom.
The following is the official invitation by Free Software Melbourne, who
has done a great job of putting this event together.
LUV is pleased to be the community partner in this event.
A final request, since this is a free and online event, please feel free to
extend this invitation to anyone who needs to know about it! They can be
anywhere in the world!
+ Alexar, on behalf of LUV committee
# *Software Freedom Day - 19th of September 2020*
*Free Software Melbourne* and *Linux Users Victoria* are celebrating the 17th
annual Software Freedom Day celebrations in Melbourne. We will present a
range of leaders in the Free-Software community that will talk about the
importance of Free-Software to a free society.
The SFD celebration will kick off with what is "Free and Open Source
Software" and why it is so important for a modern, digital society. We'll
be hearing from leading contributors and organizers of companies building
businesses around Free and Open Source projects. We're also going to talk
about the ethics of software development and the advantages of building a
prosthetic using open hardware. There is also the opportunity for
networking opportunities in our general FLOSS chat room during the day.
## Time Table:
*10:00am* - Welcome and Introductions
*10:15am* - What is Free Software?
*11:00am* - John Gieryn - Software for decision making and how to make a
living from FOSS
*12:00pm* - FLOSS Chat Room
*1:30pm* - Dr Morgan Leigh - Ethics in Software Development
*2:30pm* - Kathy Reid - Good, better, breast: Building a sensing mastectomy
prosthetic with open hardware
*3:30pm* - Frank Karlitschek - How Nextcloud stayed productive during
COVID-19 and how others did the same
*4:30pm* - Mike Saunders & Italo Vignoli - LibreOffice and the future
Participation is both free and liberating. Software Freedom Day is a family
friendly event welcoming to anyone, pass on the word to help make it a
great day. We have a code of conduct available on our website, but in
short: Be respectful, Be inclusive and Be aware.
*Hope to see you all online for our most exciting Software Freedom Day yet!*
*Date:* Saturday the 19th of September 2020
*Time:* Talks starting at 10:00am and wrapping up about 6:00pm
*Location:* Online with Big Blue Button - Main Talk Room:
https://bbb.freesoftware.org.au/b/fsm-hbo-gf9-43s - Community Chat Room:
Meeting Tips: Mute microphone when not speaking. Headsets recommended to
reduce feedback if you will be speaking. If you are having difficulty
hearing or being heard there is a chat stream available. If you want to ask
a question during the presentation either ask it in the chat or use the
“raise hand” button.
*Code of Conduct:* http://freesoftware.org.au/code-of-conduct/
- SFD Australia: http://www.sfd.org.au
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