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This year Software Freedom Day 2010 is taking place on friday september 17th 2010 at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), the national researchinstitute for mathematics and theoretical computer science on the Science Park in Amsterdam (location on OpenStreetMap). The CWI gave birth to the .NL internetdomein, where the first top level domain was being registered by system administrator Piet Beertema, and where he also made the first connection to a foreign country of the NSFnet (which would later on become the Internet) between the United States and the netherlands. The CWI plays an active role in open internet standards including W3C and has always been involved in the Dutch open source community. Like for example the programming language Python has been developed at the CWI. So this promises to become a very special meeting! Keep an eye on this website for the latest updates.

What is going to take place?


Speakers from the government, business and education will give a presentation about the how, what and why of open source software and free software, and related subjects. Many projects in the area of open source software, open standards, open document formats, open content, open geodata, open hardware, open media, open etc. will give a presentation, and are represented on the Software Freedom Day-bazaar on friday september 17th. Entrance is free; we appreciate it very much if you register yourself before attending. Do this by sending an e-mail to this email address what is being mentioned on this website, with your first name and last name.

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cooperate with us?


Do you want to present your project or be present on the Software Freedom Day-bazaar? Or cooperate in another way? Do you have a beautiful image or video of an open source application, open geomap, etc., and you want to share this with the Software Freedom Day-community, and can we mention this on the website? Do you just want to know more about Software Freedom Day? Or do you want to organise a Software Freedom Day on saturday september 18th? Get into contact with .

History Software Freedom Day in Europe


In 2004 and 2005 this had taken place at TOSti Tilburg (The Open Source test initiative Tilburg) in Tilburg! In 2006 and 2007 (video's Source21.nl in Utrecht in the Liefland College, where we were allowed to use the spaces of the NLLGG (Dutch Linux Users Group), in 2008 the Dutch Software Freedom Day was taking place Baarn (together with the OpenStreetMap Usersday 2008) and a week later, there was another Software Freedom Day taking place in Utrecht (organised by Software Freedom Day Netherlands in cooperation with the NLLGG and the NLUUG (Netherlands Local Unix User Group), and in 2009 there was a Software Freedom Day 2009 and the OpenStreetMap Usersday 2009 "autumn edition" taking place at Gendo, in the old building of the Dutch newspaper Volkskrant, at the Wibautstraat 150, Amsterdam. Last year Software Freedom Day took place, for the third time since 2010, at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Science Park Amsterdam.

About Software Freedom Day


Software Freedom Day is a global celebration of free software, open source software and related subjects. The goal of this day is to educate the worldwide public about about good quality free and open source software (FOSS) in education, at the government and in business. Teams of volunteers organise every year worldwide in their local area activities to educate the public about these technologies. Software Freedom Day's are being organised every year since 2004.


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