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2. Computer literacy project in Ozamiz City, Philippines

Categories: 2005.08.31:1 -- Permalink, Comment form

From strato887:

Hi..gud pm! on-going na yung class namin for computer literacy project for out-of-school-youth, OOo ang gamit namin na office application in fact culmination na namin this september 10. then we organized the youth to form a local group that help promote and propagate open source systems...SATUX (San Antonio TUX) name ng group nila

Check out the announcement on a mailing list.

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1. Software Freedom Day

Categories: 2005.06.07:1 -- Permalink, Comment form

  1. Why Sept. 10? What's the significance of that date?
Hehe... well, that wss the day that Open Minds (now the Opensource Technology Association of the Philippines) declared "war" on Microsoft in a press conference back in 2002.

Note that the Software Freedom Day, worldwide, strongly discourages bashing of any companies or individuals. Including Microsoft.

It's not about war. It's about freedom.

For consumers, it could be as simple as the freedom to take advantage of freely-available quality software that they might not know about. Tell your friends about Mozilla Firefox, GAIM, GIMP, and other neat programs that run on even Microsoft Windows.

For students and hobbyists, it could be the freedom to participate in world-wide projects and make a difference not only through code but also through equally valuable efforts like art, translation, and documentation.

For companies, it could be the freedom to deploy best-of-breed solutions without having to allocate budget for yearly licensing.

This is your opportunity to show people what they can do. Listen to their needs and help them find answers.

Most people don't care about being anti-Microsoft. If people think that the best arguments we can make for Free software is that it's not Microsoft and it doesn't cost a thing, then we're even further from Freedom than we thought.

その限られた性能のために私はコンピユーターに幻滅を感じている。 Its limited capability has disenchanted me with computer.

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