2009 NYC Software Freedom Day

Radical Reference received an invitation to this NYC event:


Open Source / Open Culture 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 Anderson, MakerBot's Bre Pettis, Bkrpr's Ian Sullivan, Shift Space's Mushon Zer-Aviv, and Sita Sings the Blues filmmaker Nina Paley) 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 softwarefreedomday.org/about

When: Saturday, Sept. 19th from 6pm to 10pm.

Where: 148 Lafayette Street, Penthouse, between Howard and Grand

RSVP required to joshlevy.ny AT gmail POINT com

We look forward to seeing you there!