Software Freedom Day 2008
By Marcelo Vitor Moretti Arbore on Oct 29, 2008
"In a time when our lives are increasingly dependent on technologies, it is important we take the time to consider the impact of technology on our lives, and the importance of ensuring technology isn't used to limit us, but rather to take us further along a path of opportunity, innovation and freedom for all people."
"Software Freedom Day(SFD) is an event with hundreds of teams from all around the world running local events to help their communities understand Software Freedom."
There was more than 500 events around the globe and more than 50 just in Brazil!
Me and my coworker Tom Mix Petreca planned 2 SFD events. One for my University and one for his.
His event took place at Faculdade de Engenharia Industrial (FEI), in the beautiful afternoon of september 20th, 2008.
The presenters were Tom Petreca, Marcelo Arbore and Bruno Souza, known as JavaMan.
Bruno gave us a wonderful introduction in what is open source, why It affects us and how to bring money from It. Tom talked about software freedom and I discussed about OpenSolaris, an open source operational system.
My event was at Polytechnic School of University of São Paulo (Poili-USP), september 24th, 2008. The presentations started at 9 hours of a wednesday shining morning.
The presenters were Tom Petreca, João Samara and Marcelo Arbore.
Tom and João talked about open source and I gave presentation covering Open Solaris project. I also talked about Dtrace, Resource Manager and Zones, witch are technologies from Solaris operational system.
Thanks for everyone that came, thanks Bruno and João for such good talks, thanks Prof. Pedro Correa, from PCS, who helped me with organization issues and everyone that helped It possible.