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Software Freedom Day 2016, Kathmandu Orientation


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Software Freedom Day 2016, Kathmandu Orientation

  1. 1. Nikesh Balami FOSS Nepal Community 2016, Kathmandu, Nepal
  2. 2. 2 Software Freedom Day Software Freedom Day (SFD) is a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). The non-profit organization Digital Freedom Foundation coordinates Software Freedom Day at a global level, but volunteer teams around the world organize the local SFD events to impact their own communities. Our vision is to empower all people to freely connect, create and share in a digital world that is participatory, transparent, and sustainable.
  3. 3. 3 Software Freedom Day in Nepal FOSS Nepal Community has been regularly organizing and celebrating Software freedom day since 2005. From 2007 to 2009, for three consecutive years, FOSS Nepal's SFD celebration was recognized as the best event in the world. More importantly its completely Volunteer lead effort.
  4. 4. 4 Objectives of SFD Celebration Encourage, foster and celebrate adoption of free software, open standards, software freedom and the people behind it. Promote the local IT ecosystem including IT Companies, IT user and Policy makers about the importance and benefits for Free and Open Source Software and Software freedom. Demonstration, distribution, troubleshooting and expert advice on various Linux Distribution and Enterprises Applications.
  5. 5. 5 Event Highlights Speeches from renowned guests from IT sector Paper Presentation Interactive Session (Game Play, Quiz, Musical Session etc) Networking Discussion Fora Community and IT Companies Stalls Demo and Distribution Installation and Troubleshoot
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  7. 7. 7 Freedom Freedom to use, reuse, redistribute without legal, social or technological restriction.
  8. 8. 8 Software Collection of computer programs and related data that provide the instructions telling a computer what to do and how to do it.
  9. 9. 9 Software is everywhere Personal computer, mp3 players, TV, GPS phones, cars.. Governments, banks, planes, most companies.. Communication, safety, leisure, work, education..
  10. 10. 1 0 Imagine them being Free and Open for Everyone
  11. 11. 1 1 What do we need? Transparent technologies Sustainable technologies Technologies under our control
  12. 12. 1 2 What can we do? Use and support Free Software Use and support Free Formats and Protocols Use and support Free Licenses
  13. 13. 1 3 What's next? Stop Think Act Use Share Participate
  14. 14. 1 4 “Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world”. - Johan Wolfgang VoGoethe
  15. 15. 1 5 Join Us Software Freedom Day 2016 Kathmandu 17th September 2016 "Free and Open Source Software, a building block to develop nation." Venue: TBD
  16. 16. 1 6 Any Question??