[triangle-zpug] Software Freedom Day Celebration Coming to Chapel Hill

Chris Calloway cbc at unc.edu
Tue Sep 11 15:48:03 UTC 2007


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CONTACT:
Cristóbal Palmer
Carolina Open Source Initiative
cristobalpalmer at gmail.com
www.ibiblio.org/cosi

Software Freedom Day Celebration Coming to Chapel Hill

* Open source software demonstrations and presentations
* Friday, 14 September 2007, 10am-4pm
* FPG Student Union, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
* map: <http://pebkac.homelinux.net/2007/08/27/sfd-parking-a-google-map/>

Chapel Hill, NC – The international celebration of Software Freedom
Day will come a day early to UNC-CH, on Friday, 14 September 2007. The
Carolina Open Source Initiative (COSI) is sponsoring an all-day event
with open source software demonstrations, speakers, free food and
gear, and door prizes from Dell.

Demonstrations will be held for TheOpenCD, a compilation of free open
source software for users of Microsoft Windows; and Ubuntu with Beryl,
which brings 3D desktop visual effects to the popular free open source
operating system.

Presentations will be given by:
* Max Spevack, the Fedora project leader at Red Hat, 10 am.
* Amit Bhutani, a Senior Linux Software Engineer from Dell, 11 am.
* Pam Sessoms, the Electronic Reference Services Librarian at Davis
Library, UNC-CH, noon.
* Mark Finkle, a Platform Evangelist at Mozilla, 12:45 pm.
* Joseph Mack, of AustinTek, 1:45 pm.

Software Freedom Day for Chapel Hill, NC, is sponsored by Dell,
MindTouch, OpenNMS, Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG), Red Hat, and
Siena Tech. This event is free and open to the public.

For additional information on Software Freedom Day at Chapel Hill,
contact Cristóbal Palmer or visit www.ibiblio.org/cosi.

ABOUT CAROLINA OPEN SOURCE INITIATIVE:

COSI was founded in 2007 to facilitate communication and collaboration
among members of the UNC-CH and Triangle communities who want to
utilize, support, or develop open source software. COSI is devoted to
educating students, faculty and staff about open source software and
its technical, economic and social benefits, and is committed to
offering positive and realistic open source solutions to campus needs
and challenges.

-- 
Sincerely,

Chris Calloway
http://www.seacoos.org
office: 332 Chapman Hall   phone: (919) 962-4323
mail: Campus Box #3300, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC 27599






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