Promote OpenClipart on Culture Freedom Day!

As Culture Freedom Day preparation is ongoing we got the chance to meet up with Jon Philips from the Open Clipart Library, a good friend of ours and a strong supporter of our events. Jon kindly authored a video to support us and encourage participants to take a closer look at the Open Clipart Library new website design and functionalities. So without further ado we will let Jon do the presentation and thank him and the Open Clipart team for their support!

So don't forget to use and showcase the Open Clipart Library at your event!

LulZbot HFD contest results announced!

Last Monday LulZbot announced the 3D printer winners. Instead of selecting eight they actually picked twelve out of all the submissions, from which five are out of the USA. First we would really like to thank LulZbot for the generosity and offering more printers than planned. Second while we are a bit late on the announcement, all the competition participants did receive an email early Monday morning to let them know the results, which is a very nice thing to do. Now it is just a matter of time before the winners can enjoy their new tool and take part in the other contests LulZbot runs regularly.

For the others you can either buy one now at a discounted price or wait until the next opportunity to play again. Thank you all for participating!

Culture Freedom Day Registration is on!

For its third edition Culture Freedom Day's registration is ready and awaiting all the passionate organizers to come and be known! As usual the event is planned for the third Saturday of May (the 17th) and appearing on the events map only requires to create an event page under the CFD wiki and fill up the registration form. Then of course you'll be challenged between finding Free Culture artists in your area and together presenting their work, or selecting one of the many projects published under a Free License and showing it to your audience. We are sure a lot of passionate discussions will follow and you'll be delighted to explain the ins and outs of Free Culture!

So all the best for CFD 2014 and see you in two months to party!

Today is Hardware Freedom Day!

For its second edition Hardware Freedom Day is happening with over 40 registered teams and one more sponsor in the name of LulzBot offering 8x3D printers for the event, product which has been RYF-certified by our partner the FSF. Canonical, Google and Linode are of course still part of our long term sponsors and we are trying to reward all our supporters as well. You can find more details on that by looking at the HFD website. So what could you do today? Quite simple, you're either organizing an event and then you probably hardly have the time to read this message, or you are interested by the concept of Libre/Open hardware and should direct yourself towards our global map to see if there is anything happening in your area. If all the events are too far, then you can check the hackerspaces website and locate a Libre/open hardware hacking place near you. Hopefully you will be able to find something to satisfy your thrust and we wish you the best possible Hardware Freedom Day!

LulzBot sponsoring DFF!

As Hardware Freedom Day is just around the corner we are pleased to announce that LulzBot is joining the ranks of our supporters and offering eight TAZ 3 3D printers to participating hackerspaces. One only needs to fill up the form here and be motivating enough in its usage plan to win one of them! We have to add that we are definitely delighted to have the only 3D printer maker FSF-certified to respect your freedom part of the companies making Digital Freedoms celebrations happening and keeping everyone motivated. Their site is full of great tips and recommendations about which Free Software to use and their team a pleasure to work with. Hopefully this is just the beginning and many more joint projects will continue to happen between at least both of our teams.

So get ready, apply to get your printer and show your hackerspace to the world!

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