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6 months, 3 weeks ago
About a year ago we warned about the issues of the Chromium/Blink web rendering engine and how Google is essentially dictating the direction of web technology to their advantage.
Free Software Melbourne and Linux Users Victoria are celebrating the 16th annual Software Freedom Day celebrations in Melbourne and we're going to be hosting a series of talks about using Free and Open Source Software in the real world.
We're going to be talking about what even is Free and Open Source software and why is Free Software so important we want to dedicate a whole day to it. We're also going to talk about using free software for audio production, and how open source is used in the development of open hardware and some demonstrations of projects you could even build yourself. We'll also be having plenty of networking opportunities and introductions to many of Melbourne's Free and Open Source technology groups and organizations.
Entry is free any time and Software Freedom Day is a family friendly event welcoming to anyone, pass on the word to help make it a great day for everyone. We do have a code of conduct on our website, but in short: Be respectful. Be mindful. Work together.
We'll have light snacks and sodas available gratis throughout the afternoon and at the conclusion of the day we usually continue discussions over dinner along the nearby Errol st, so feel free to join us if you're enjoying the conversations.
Hope to see you all at Electron Workshop on the 21st for another exciting Software Freedom Day!
Date: Saturday the 21st of September
Time: Talks starting at 1:00pm and wrapping up about 5:30pm
Location: Electron Workshop co-working space
Address: 31 Arden Street, North Melbourne
Travel Tips: http://www.electronworkshop.com.au/map/
Parking: On street parking in the area
Code of Conduct: http://freesoftware.org.au/code-of-conduct/
Software Freedom Day website: http://wiki.softwarefreedomday.org/2019/Australia/Victoria/Melbourne/Free%20Software%20Melbourne%20and%20Linux%20Users%20Victoria
1:00 - Welcomes and Introductions
1:15 - Paul - Why Free Software is Vital for Freedom
2:00 - Damien - Freedom for Musicians
3:15 - Open Source community get together
4:00 - David - Open Hardware
5:30 - Official event ending
6:00 - Dinner at Errol St
1 year, 5 months ago
Keeping up with the giants
1 year, 6 months ago
It has been confirmed in the last week that Microsoft will be changing their Edge web browser to use a free-software/open source render engine in the form of Chromium/Blink.
While we are not directly affiliated with the Free Software Foundation in the US, it is very obvious how much we are infulenced by their work.