A big thank you to Linux Australia for providing us with a huge amount
of schwag for our Software freedom Day 2010 event.
Our event was a huge success, see below for a copy of our report that was
sent off to SFD international Board.
For those people that wish to see the full report & media that we submitted
SFD International Board, it can be downloaded from:-
Thanks once again for your support.
Team Limestone Coast
Software Freedom Day 2010
Software Freedom Day
Software Freedom Day 2010 for Team
Limestone Coast, Mount Gambier, SA, Australia was a huge event
this year, it turned out to be by far the biggest & most
successful event that we have held for Software Freedom Day in
our 4 year history of holding these events.
Leading up to the day, some of our
members were able to discuss Free software and the event on
our local Radio station, which added to the existing interest
within the community.
On the day, we had a group of 8
volunteers to help out, including local teachers and IT
professionals. The event was held in the IT area of the new
state of the art Community Library. We were open from 10:00am
until 3:30pm, and we had people lining up to get into the
venue when we arrived!
Our focus this year was on the
* Open Source Gaming
* Office and
* Home Networking
* MythTV and XBMC
based media centers..
People were able to wander around the various stations on the
day, and discover some of the Free software on offer. As in
previous years, OpenOffice and the Gimp were favourites, along
with the GPL'd games such as Neverball. Our volunteers were on
hand to answer questions on a range of topics, explaining the
purpose of the event and handing out schwag to the younger
visitors. Due to the overwhelming interest from the community,
at some points over the day there were line-ups to get into the
event of over 30metres.
Hundreds of CDs and
DVDs containing TheOpenDisc and Ubuntu were given out,
along with information
on how to safely access more great Free software on
The day was enormously successful, we had
well over 500 (the Library estimated 1000, based on
door count) people come in over the course of the day,
and we were all very pleased with the turnout from the
community in support of our event this year.
We also had a heap of schwag provided to us
by Linux Australia to give away on the day, a huge
thank you goes out to Linux Australia, we put it all
to good use & made up show bags to give away to
the crowds of people that attended this year.
In consequence of the successful day, the
local radio station (5SE-963 AM) has expressed
interest in broadcasting a regular show around Free
software & we have also put together a FOSS CD/DVD
package & book that is available for loan from our
new Library, we are also doing the same for all of our
Primary & Secondary Schools around our region (47
Schools), these packages will be updated each year
inline with Software Freedom Day, giving residents
& students of our region access to the latest of
Team Limestone Coast