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September 14, 2007

Software Freedom Day in the Hills

Filed under: Uncategorized — mifan @ 3:16 pm

Kandy celebrated Software Freedom Day a day previously, on the 14th of September. As part of the FOSS Community’s mega plan, we planned to hold events in 4 different locations of Sri Lanka: Kandy (University of Peradeniya), Matara (University of Ruhuna), Rathnapura, Colombo (SLIIT), Colombo (APIIT) and Colombo (Excel World). Hopefully, the other events to come would be a raving success as well.

The Kandy event went smoothly. Since the event was targeted mainly at School Students, it had to be held on a weekday, hence a day earlier than the actual SFD. Anyways once again, commendable organizing by the Kandyan team from the University of Peradeniya, for a brilliant event. I was privileged enough to present a keynote sort of thingy, where I spoke on “Overview of F/OSS in Sri Lanka”.

All in all, the event was a success, and surroundings were outstanding. Move over, Colombo 🙂

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