Sunday, September 21, 2008

Software Freedom Day Event at BL

Yesterday, We (me & mywife) were attending the ceremony of Software Freedom days at Budi Luhur University, and like any other years before, this year, echo also invited to be one of a speaker. As far As I know, this is the third time echo colaborate with Budi Luhur Linux User Group to celebrate the event.

Hero, one of echo staff is talking about wireless, focusing on how to create a cheaper internet connection, based on wireless ( also share howto create the famous cantenna or wajan-bolic antenna ), az001 also give some (very) short demo penetration to one of  BudiLuhur sites before the event was close, although we promise nothing would be harmed and everything patched after that. Last year echo also giving a speech in this event, and we will always support this kind of events.

Software Freedom Day (SFD) is a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). The goal in this celebration is to educate the worldwide public about of the benefits of using high quality FOSS in education, in government, at home, and in business -- in short, everywhere!

Freedom. The English word "free" is ambiguous. Here's how Richard Stallman disambiguates the term:
"Free software" is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of "free" as in "free speech," not as in "free beer."

Software Freedom Day was established in 2004 and was first observed on August 282004 when over 70 teams participated. Since that time it has grown in popularity as more than 300 teams from over 60 countries celebrated on the second SFD, held on September 102005. The primary sponsor for 2005-2006 was Canonical Ltd., the company behind Ubuntu, a GNU/Linux distribution. From 2006 onwards, it has been decided the Software Freedom Day to be held on the third Saturday of each September: 15 September 2007,20 September 2008, etc. - taken from
Hope to see you all on next SFD events :)


  1. Hmm keren juga nih kalau suatu saat mas Ammar bisa datang dan menjadi pembicara SFD di Surabaya, gmn mas?? Mau kan???

  2. @rotyyu: insyaALLAH kalo di undang dan ada umur (waktu) :), hehehe