This year Software Freedom Day 2012 is for the third time taking place at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), the national researchinstitute for mathematics and theoretical computer science on the Science Park in Amsterdam. The CWI gave birth to the .NL internetdomein, where the first top level domain was being registered by system administrator Piet Beertema, and where he also made the first connection to a foreign country of the NSFnet (which would later on become the Internet) between the United States and the netherlands. The CWI plays an active role in open internet standards including W3C (by housing the Benelux-office of the World Wide Web Consortium) and has always been involved in the Dutch open source community. Like for example the programming language Python has been developed at the CWI.
We will have (international) speakers active in politics, government, business, society and open and free projects ranging from open source software, free software, open content, open document formats, open geodata, open access, open data, open hardware etc. This professional conference location is easily reachable thanks to a newly opened train station "Amsterdam Science Park" right next door. Presentations will be filmed and made available afterwards.
So this promises to become a very special meeting! Keep an eye on our website for the latest updates.
Visit our website: http://www.softwarefreedomday.eu