Just like last year, I’m organizing a Software Freedom Day celebration with some colleagues over at SFLC, LimeLabs and TOPP. The invite is below. Please do come and please do feel free to pass this invite along to freedom hackers everywhere. See you there!
Open Source / Open Culture / Free Software at Lime Labs
OSOC@LimeLabs presents “From Software to Everywhere”
LimeLabs and Open Kulture invite you to the 2009 NYC Software Freedom Day Celebration!
This year, we will make Software Freedom Day one to remember by reaching out not only to the free and open source software world, but the community at large. Our production model, our ethos, and our focus on transparency, running code and the freedom to share are spreading beyond software to other areas of culture, including government, media, science, and the arts. We want to make the most of these cross-disciplinary pursuits by coming together to create new opportunities and rekindle old friendships.
In New York City, Software Freedom Day will mark the launch of a series of quarterly Open Source / Open Culture events designed to engage free software hackers, creative commons artists, open government activists, and open science innovators. We want to bring together the diverse members of free and open source culture and provide a platform and an audience with which to collaborate and create.
The event on September 19th will feature lightning talks by a range of speakers (including Debian Developer Micah Andersen, Bkrpr’s Ian Sullivan, Figment’s Kevin Balktick MakerBot’s Bre Pettis, Sita Sings the Blues auteur Nina Paley, Shift Space’s Muson Zer-Aviv, and RapidSMS’s Schuyler Erle) designed to address the multifaceted efforts of open culture in New York. These speakers will cover a variety of topics, but all share one theme: currently active projects that are going to change the world. The idea is “From Software to Everywhere”. Each talk is an invitation to participate.
More information about Software Freedom Day can be found at the Software Freedom Day website.
When: Saturday, Sept. 19th from 6pm to 10pm.
Where: Please note the new location! 148 Lafayette St, 12th Floor. Another great rooftop with amazing views. And this one offers some weather protection.
Identi.ca and twitter hashtag: #sfdnyc
RSVP required to joshlevy.ny AT gmail
We look forward to seeing you there!