All the SFD team packs have left DFI office and are now on their way to your event. All registered teams before August 12 this year should start to receive the great stuff we have prepared for them. In total we packed and shipped about 200 packages together with our local community. DFI has been generous enough as every year to invite us for dinner that same day!
A big thank you goes to Google, Canonical, Linode, Free Software Foundation, FSFE, Linux Magazine, Ubuntu Users, Smart Developer, Admin magazine, Linux Journal, FreeBSD, and Joomla!. We are also pretty excited to have new FOSS projects doing their part to support and encourage SFD, such as Creative Commons and Open Clipart . For those who missed the deadline, subscribe to our announce or discuss mailing lists to get notified next year and rush to our artwork page to download all the source files and produce your own goodies!
Digital Freedom International is one more time very proud to announce the SFD 2011 best event competition results. We would like to name in no specific order:
- SFD team 8layertech/SFD.PH, Philippines
- SFD team CP-Union, Philippines
- SFD team IEEE ENIS Student Branch, Tunisia
As a general comment we were very pleased to see a higher quality of most events participating in the competition and would also like to mention some entries which didn't make it in the top 3 but definitely deserve to be mentioned: Palestine Software Freedom Day, Bluepoint Linux User Elite and Algeria Software Freedom Day.
Congratulations to all! Full details available here.
The purpose of co-organizing such an event is to raise the profile of our celebrations while bringing a public space for discussions about the future of our movement. Over the past two years DFI/SFI has been through important changes in its governance such as expending community involvement through various committees, tightening our budget to remain cash positive, surveying SFD organizers and enhancing the team pack to enable teams to reuse the materials they receive, just to name a few of our efforts. It is now time to raise collaboration efficiency by getting together!
The full announcement is available here.
Since October 2011 the SFI board has taken a few major decisions regarding its own future. Stability among board members should allow us to push our celebration and advocacy concepts to new heights, and in order to reach those goals we had to widen the scope of our possible actions by changing our bylaws and adding a DBA (doing-business-as) name to our official organization registration. While the bylaws'final wording is still under review SFI has decided to operate under the name of Digital Freedom International.
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