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This year, on wednesday september 18th, Software Freedom Day 2013 is for the fourth time taking place 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 again like in previous years! Keep an eye on this website for the latest updates.

Playlists with films of the presentations during Software Freedom Day:
2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010
Presentations during Software Freedom Day:
2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010.

What is going to take place?

Speakers from the government, business and education will give a presentation about the how, what and why of free and open source software, and related subjects. Many projects in the area of new alternative and complementary crypto currencies and altcoins, open source software, open standards, open document formats, open content, open geodata, open hardware, open media, open etc. will give a presentation.

Visiting and registering for Software Freedom day?

Entrance is free; but registration by sending us an email at with subject "Registration Software Freedom Day 2013" and which talks you want to visit, is required. Please also let us know if you are interested in visiting, but not sure if you will be present? Please also consider following us on the social networks? This is not required but would be very much appreciated! Become a member of our LinkedIn-group, follow us and please consider retweeting our messages on Twitter (please use hashtag #SFD13), become a member of our Facebook group YouTube. Please also invite colleagues, other students., friends and family. It would help us a lot to make it a great event!

Science Park Amsterdam bird's-eye view

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 just want to know more about Software Freedom Day? Or do you want to organise a Software Freedom Day your self? Get into contact with us.

History Software Freedom Day

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 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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