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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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1 Comment »

  1. I do not know whether Free software will be able to go on. Does it have a effective business model? (Opensource has one and lot of big names are behind it) Free Software is always better for users can generic software be given away as Free Software. In my view that is why Linus is promoted more than RMS.

    Comment by Dananjaya — October 20, 2007 @ 11:31 am | Reply


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