Software Freedom Day to be Celebrated September 17, 2011

Free Software just keeps growing. I had no idea how much until I poked around the site linked to the logo, above and found activities planned in Canada.

It makes me feel I should be doing more… It’s interesting that some people are building FLOSS communities around non-profit organizations. That might fit with my connection to education. Perhaps a retirement project or gainful employment could be in there somewhere.

It’s a sure thing that Free Software is increasing its presence in Canada. Looking at the list of countries with projects planned I am impressed that every corner of the globe is represented.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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3 Responses to Software Freedom Day to be Celebrated September 17, 2011

  1. twitter says:

    FreeGeek has some good write ups on the staff a store can support and needs. You should be able to kick one off for little more than the cost of a storefront, some advertising and donated computers but will want help if things go well. Check out what they have to say about it.

  2. I was just thinking about something like FreeGeek. It could work for me except that I don’t want to risk a bunch of startup capital. I like being a one-man crusader. Cost of entry is small and I get maximum freedom. I just have to think of how to make it pay… 😉

  3. twitter says:

    Go make the connections and do the business. Earth Day and other like minded events are good to set up at. If you don’t have a gnu users group, set one up. You should be able to pull a few consulting hours out of it. If you are really hard up for work, set up a FreeGeek so that everyone in your home town can get their hands on a good computer. I’m glad there’s so much going on around you.

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