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
Freedom Day(SFD) is an event with hundreds of teams from all around
the world running local events to help their communities understand
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
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
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
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.