Software Freedom Day 2011 Preview

Software Freedom Day, Sept 17, 2011

HLUG is hosting it’s annual International Software Freedom Day event with space kindly donated by All Saints, Hereford on Saturday 17 Sept, 2011 from 10am – 4pm. As usual we will be demonstrating a range of Open Source Software and Linux Operating Systems – we have lots of goodies to give away including Linux Distro Discs and our very own Custom Disc – full of open source software for windows users.

At 2pm we will be launching our new Open Source Schools Project which will be running through the autumn at a number of schools across the county.

Guest speaker at the event will be Bob Higgie, Senior Lecturer in Computing at Herefordshire College of Technology he will be speaking following the OSS project launch about the use of Open Source Software in education and the importance of ensuring that students understand the fundamentals of computing. There will be a Q&A session following his talk.

All Saints is a fully accessible venue and is home to a great cafe – the event is free and is run on a drop-in basis with HLUG members on hand to give informal help – so whether you’re completely new to Open Source and are looking for information and advice or an experienced linux user and want to have a look at some alternative distro’s call in and say hello.

If you would like further information about the day or would like to help us with the event please contact