Computer Professionals' Union (CPUnion) & the Software Freedom Network Philippines

Each year, we strive to bring our celebration of Software Freedom Day to a new level by highlighting the role of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) not just in everyday computing but in nation building. For this year's SFD Philippines celebration, we will be celebrating SFD Philippines with the theme, “The CHANGE WE NEED: FOSS, Better Internet, Data Privacy, Atbp.” This is in recognition of the need of the information and communications technology (ICT) community to articulate the specific and immediate changes we need, with emphasis on FOSS, better internet and data privacy. We aim to tell the world that change is not just FOSSible - change is what we need!

Event Overview

The CHANGE WE NEED: FOSS, Better Internet, Data Privacy, Atbp.” will be a vibrant gathering of ICT students, professionals, as well as FOSS practitioners, enthusiasts and advocates. The event stands as an opportunity to promote and assess the state of FOSS in the Philippines and the world, share skills and knowledge, evaluate recent developments, and collectively chart a way forward for FOSS, better internet, and data privacy in the Philippine context.

The SFD Philippines 2016 program seeks to promote inquiry, foster dialogue, enhance skills, and encourage individual and collective action among attendees. The morning plenary session will focus on FOSS, better internet, and data privacy policy, practice and issues while afternoon sessions will feature web technologies, open hardware, open content, and other practical applications of FOSS for developers, artists, students, entrepreneurs and educators. In the spirit of free and open software, giveaways and the latest versions of free operating systems and applications will also be available for copying on site.

Plenary Programme

8am to 12nn, Social Hall, National Teachers College

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

1pm to 5pm, Technological Institute of the Philippines - Arlegui Building

For updates, please visit: http://www.sfdphilippines.org (site will be updated by next week) For inquiries, you can directly send your queries to secretariat@cp-union.com . CHANGE is no just FOSSible - CHANGE is what we NEED!


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