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Happy Software Freedom Day! A few words from RMS

by Georgia Young Contributions Published on Sep 16, 2016 04:16 PM
Saturday, September 17th, 2016 is the thirteenth annual Software Freedom Day (SFD).

It's a great day to celebrate software freedom -- and to educate your friends and colleagues about the importance of free software. Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation (FSF), has created a brief, informative video about why software freedom is important to all. Check it out, and share the video by posting about it on your blog, or microblog about the video with the hashtag #SFD (be sure to avoid nonfree software when you do). Thanks to free software community members Devin Ulibarri and Daniel Fitzmartin for editing this video. Update: There are now subtitles provided by members of the community.

There are more than 100 events planned for Software Freedom Day across the globe. Check out the map to find an event near you -- and if you're attending an SFD event, suggest that they show the video. Even if there isn't an event in your area, you can get inspired by exploring the resources on the Software Freedom Day website, as well as on the FSF and GNU Project websites.

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