SFD Competition 2009
The competition is largely based around the best Software Freedom Day events from around the world! Teams had to prepare and submit an entry and in 2009 we received some amazing submissions. Below are both the top 3 winners as well as some highly commended entries.
All these entries represent incredible efforts to take Software Freedom to the general public. Software Freedom International thanks all participants for their efforts. Thank you! You do your countries, and our community proud!
The three winning teams will receive a Tux-Droid and a trophy.
SFD Competition 2009 Winners
In no particular order, the following entries demonstrated diverse participation, excellent media coverage, photos, weblinks, videos and other recording of the event. They also were particularly innovative, successful, and a great example of what Software Freedom Day is all about. Congratulations to our SFD 2009 competition winners!
Bluepoint Linux User Elite
Since 2007 Bluepoint has been hosting its Software Freedom Day event to build awareness of software freedom in its local area. In 2009, with a team size of 34 members, Bluepoint Software Freedom Day reached over 500 participants! The reserved three venues were packed with speakers. There were also exhibitions for showcasing different Free Software throughout the whole day. Its promotion job is well done with even TV advertising. A great job by the team and congratulations!
Find their online report here
Nepal organized another incredible Software Freedom Day in 2009. The event was full of innovation ideas like FOSS Solidarity Candle light vigil, Live Tux, Open Art and signature campaign. The event venue was very nice and relaxing with indoor and outdoor area that cope with both presentations and participant interaction purpose. With involvement of Government, communities, universities and companies, FOSS Nepal did an excellent job in bringing Software Freedom to different segments. Their report is very detailed and complete as well. Well done again to the FOSS Nepal team!
Download their report here
8Layertech's theme was "IT's Good to be FREE" for Software Freedom Day 2009. It's double meaning slogan definitely emphasize a lot on the Software Freedom! The whole event lasted for 7 hours and attracted 400 participants. Its activities include presentation of both general and technical talks, demonstration of GNU / Linux distribution and Free software, installfest, dancing, business track, contest, discussion, awarding... We can see from their event picture, really full of fun and joy! Congratulations to 8Layertech!
Find their online report here
Highly Commended Entries
The entries below were all highly commended for many different reasons. Some were highly locally relevant to their communities, some were quite innovative, all were worth while granting the status of Highly Commended and publishing for the broader community to enjoy and celebrate! Congratulations to you all and again many thanks for your efforts!