SFD Competition 2010
Software Freedom International is proud to announce the winners of the 2010 SFD Competition! Below are both the top 3 winners as well as some highly commended entries. Well done to all the contestants!
The three winning teams will receive a Makerbot and a book Free Software Free Society: selected essays by Richard M. Stallman signed by the author (if the winning teams didn't distribute any non-free Linux distribution).
SFD Competition 2010 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 2010 competition winners!
PROTEGE QV, Cameroon, Africa
PROTEGE QV organized an incredible Software Freedom Day in 2010, full of presentations, workshops, exhibitions and interaction between speakers and the audience. Years of organizing SFD in Cameroon is also surely behind the reason of having the Ministry of Post and Telecom endorsing them and sending a representative. They showed a lot of originality in attracting passing-by audience and chosing a theme that matched the social environment where they operate as a non-profit. We believe that such a high quality event hosted in Africa is great for Software Freedom and we hope this recognition will help them and others in their advocacy efforts for the years to come. Congratulations to PROTEGE QV!
Access their report here (in French only)
SPCF CITE Team Philippines
SPCF CITE team delivered a remarkable and colourful event with a range of activities not only covering what you would expect from such an event (presentations, workshops, games, etc) but also regular art performances to attract the kind of crowd that usually doesn't show up at computer related events! Do go and check out the event report and the photos: those really gives the reader the feeling of joy and fun that this team deployed to celebrate Software Freedom Day! A great job by the team and congratulations!
Access their report here
Software Freedom Day Melbourne
Software Freedom Day Melbourne demonstrated a very professional execution of the celebration with well organized communication before the end and by attracting local companies in participating and financing the event! Not to mention that they also provided a very detail post-event report including a survey to capture insights from their participants. The event was very well attended by the local community and the press, which led to excellent perception all around! To summarize in three words: A REAL SUCCESS! Congratulations to the great work of Melbourne team and hopefully see you this year again!
Access their 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!