NewsForge: Software Freedom Day, Florida Style

“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

“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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