Software Freedom Day (SFD) is a global event, which celebrates Free Software. It is an opportunity for communities to share the knowledge and benefits of using collaborative, community made software. Groups all over the world participate in the event; hundreds have already registered this year, and more than one thousands groups are anticipated to celebrate the day itself. This year SFD occurs on September 20th. I live in Dhahran, and will be taking part.
It’s believed that free software is critically important. Free Software gives back to its users the ability to study how software works, modify it for their own needs, use it for any purpose that they wish, and share it with others. Free Software is already used in some of Saudi Arabia largest organizations, and also forms the core technology of the Internet, as well as its most popular services.
• To celebrate software freedom and the people behind it.
• To foster a general understanding of software freedom, and encourage adoption of free software and open standards.
• To create more equal access to opportunities through the use of participatory technologies.
• To promote constructive dialogue on responsibilities and rights in the information society.
• Academics in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Information Systems fields.
• Students of the ICT and Information Systems majors.
• General audience interested in the free software movement.
Saturday the 20th of September – Morning Session (9:00am - 11:00am):
Saturday the 20th of September – Afternoon Session (1:00pm - 3:00pm):
Moreover, there will be a tour throughout the day to exhibit how free software help different areas of interest.