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NewsForge: Software Freedom Day, Florida Style

Sep 13, 2005, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)

"The Suncoast Linux Users Group (SLUG) in Florida's Tampa Bay region decided to hold not one, but two Software Freedom Day (SFD) events. SLUG is an odd LUG, one you might almost call a Beowulf cluster of LUGs, since it holds meetings in a number of locations instead of in a single central one. This gives the group a slightly anarchic feel, but when it came time to step up to the SFD plate, enough members worked together to distribute more than 250 free software CDs even though local media almost totally ignored the event.

"I was part of the LUG SFD effort in the Sarasota-Bradenton area, not the 'main' event held at the Tampa Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)..."

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