Happy Culture Freedom Day

The second edition of Culture Freedom Day is happening today! So get ready to enjoy a bit of art today and go check our events map right away. While CFD should be a little bit more difficult to organize the results should be a lot more accessible to the whole family. Note that if nothing is happening in your area you can either try to run your own event in the coming few weeks or else simply check the available Free Culture movies and watch a few at home or with friends.

Happy Hardware Freedom Day

It is with very great pleasure that the first Hardware Freedom Day under our initiative is being run. Over 66 teams worldwide are celebrating this event today and some of us are available under IRC on Freenode (#hfd) to share what we are doing. You can also find a live stream of the Japanese event here and maybe more as we'll put them up as we are discovering them. We have to say that we are quite impressed with the numbers even if not the whole world is covered and hope that a lot of you will have the opportunity to discover what hardware hacking is about.

So happy HFD and happy hacking!

Happy Document Freedom Day!

While we are not organizing the Document Freedom Day we can surely encourage people to celebrate such an important celebration. Indeed today is the day to get together and remind everyone that free documents is the way to go. Should it be office documents, music files or any specific application file that you are using they should all be free for any software to use them.

While the global number of events is not publicly available (you just need to add them all up) we strongly wish that you can attend an event in your area. So please do go and check the online map and make the effort to attend an celebration in your area. And if this year you cannot, then organize something for the year to come!

Culture Freedom Day opens registration!

While Hardware Freedom Day has not happen yet and registration is still open, we are launching Culture Freedom Day registration! As usual one will need to create a wiki page under the proper year and location of its event, with either the program listed or a link to their own website. We expect CFD to be more popular than last year, but definitely will favour quality over quantity. This year as we are having HFD and CFD one month apart, and that promoting Open Hardware can equal to promoting Free Culture and Design we are expecting to have some combined events.

So let's see what the 2013 edition will bring us and learn for the years to come!

HFD swag on the way!

It is with great pleasure that we have shipped fifty-three event kits to the happily pre-registered teams. While the packages should have left on Saturday we struggled a bit to print the label with LibreOffice (new bugs, old bugs, more on my personal blog...). Fifty-three forced us to replace the T-shirts by button badges which didn't have those minimum quantities. Fifty-three is a great number to start a new theme and we are very proud to be already that far ahead!

On our side of the world we are planning to celebrate in Hong Kong where we are now registered and happen to already have a hackerspace. We have about one month to finalize the plans so expect more announcement on this topic soon.

And for the hackerspaces not registered yet it is definitely still time: you have the space, the people in your neighbourhood are waiting for you to take up the challenge and show them what you are doing. Wait no more and register right now to let them know you will be participating!

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