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What is FOSS and why celebrate SFD?


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Presented in University of Santo Thomas on September 19 for the Software Freedom Day 2009.

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What is FOSS and why celebrate SFD?

  1. 1. What? : FOSS Why? : SFD Rystraum Fabe Gamonez University of the Philippines Linux Users' Group Computer Professionals' Union Mozilla Campus Representative
  2. 2. FOSS
  3. 3. Free OSS
  4. 4. Free OSS Think free speech.
  5. 5. F Open Source S
  6. 6. F Open Source S movl -8(%ebp),%edx vs movl -12(%ebp),%eax leal (%edx,%eax),%eax sum = a + b; movl %eax,-16(%ebp) ret
  7. 7. FOSSoftware
  8. 8. 4 Fundamental Freedoms
  9. 9. 0: The freedom to run the program, for any purpose.
  10. 10. 1: The freedom to study how the program works, and change it to make it do what you wish.
  11. 11. 2: The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor
  12. 12. The freedom to 3: improve the program, and release your improvements […] to the public, so that the whole community benefits
  13. 13. Free software is a matter of the users' freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software.
  14. 14. SFD Why bother?
  15. 15. SFD Why bother?
  16. 16. “ ” Because information and access to information is a right that everyone should enjoy! – Colonel Panic! via Plurk
  17. 17. “ Because it's all about choice. :D ” - J.N.R. via Plurk
  18. 18. “ Software is supposed to be about ideas, knowledge, and wisdom on anything computing. Like all sciences and and all branches of art...
  19. 19. Software should have been easily- accessible to everyone which did not really happen. Now that more people are aware about this, I guess it's reason enough we celebrate,
  20. 20. ” … that we pay homage to how knowledge should be transferred: Freely. - Jopes via Plurk
  21. 21. “ ” Give a Man a Fish, Feed Him For a Day. Teach a Man to Fish, Feed Him For a Lifetime. – Lao Tzu
  22. 22. ? Questions Comments Reactions Twitter: rystraum Plurk: dragoonx