Software Freedom Day + 7

I seem to have a knack for getting involved with Software Freedom Day (SFD) events that are not actually held on Software Freedom Day itself.  The day before SFD I was at an event in my hometown of Austin, TX.  One week after SFD I did a presentation at a celebration that was held in the beautiful city of Porto Alegre, in southern Brazil. The event was organized by the local OpenSolaris Users Group.

As Vitório Sassi explains in this blog entry, the event was scheduled for September 27 to accommodate a local holiday.  You can see the agenda here; it is mostly in Portuguese but it is easy to spot the variety of open source technologies that were discussed: OpenSolaris, Java, Seam, Spring, PostgreSQL, Debian, Pentaho, etc.

In addition to the photos from the event, I have a few pictures of the scenery here in Porto Alegre, including a group of black cats that crossed my path during a stroll near the hotel.  Bruno Souza said that "a black cat crossing your path is supposed to be good luck, right?"  That's not what I was taught, but perhaps it is correct here in Brazil, because today's event was a big success.  :-)

Comments:

i like it

Posted by cn-wjj on September 27, 2008 at 07:05 PM GMT #

Photos taken by Leandro Nunes are here: http://picasaweb.google.com/lnunix/SFD08?authkey=-Sae9MUUCjg

Posted by Gregg Sporar on September 28, 2008 at 03:35 AM GMT #

Very nice pics Gregg! Hope u can come more times to Porto Alegre!

Cya!

Posted by Cristiano S Basso on September 28, 2008 at 08:06 AM GMT #

Great photos :) the one with the cats eating by the trash is by far the best :)

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