Saturday is Software Freedom Day.Why do we care? Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
and many other web destinations would not exist
today without free and open software.
Tens of thousands of businesses, tools, apps and games would not exist without access to free (as in beer AND speech) software.
The free software community has given us Linux
, the operating system that Widows wants to be when it grows up
, and much more.
Being able to use, examine, improve and extend millions of lines of excellent free computer code made these sites, apps and tools possible.
If Google, Twitter and Facebook had been forced to pay huge licence fees for the software they where built on, they would still be in mommy's garage. They would NOT be available to us today.
Please come and learn about free software on Saturday. And ask the guys about writing computer games, they DO know how!In Launceston
go to the Launceston Bowls Club, Home Point Parade, Royal Park
between 10am and 3pm
This is the location:https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-41.4349067,147.1324032,99m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en
See you there!