Software Freedom Day (SFD) is a global celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Over 1000 volunteer groups in over 120 countries all around the globe will be celebrates the Software Freedom Day every year in September. Software Freedom Day is an annual grass roots effort to educate the public on the virtues of Free/Open Source Software and also to encourage its use. The SFD is a non-profit making movement which seeks the well being of all and encourages the use and participation in Open-Source projects.
AITI-KACE and Linux User Group Accra promote the inclusion of Open-Standards and Open-Source solutions where applicable. The two organisations are committed to educating software professionals of the choices that are available in the Open-Source community. SFD is not anti-commercial software, but rather against the assertion that commercial software is always a better choice.
Activities to take place and issues to be discussed during the celebration include:
Adoption of open source for national development – Country experiences
Workshop on installation of Linux distributions
Exhibition of open source software projects
Public awareness on impact of open source technology on Ghana's growth.
Harnessing open source (especially social media, mobile solutions, e-learning etc.) to achieve organisational objectives.
Details In Brief
The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (AITI-KACE) and Linux Accra User Group are the organisers of the Software Freedom Day event.
Software Freedom Day is intended to create opportunities and add value to Ghana's economy by enhancing business growth and competitiveness through the use of Open Source Technology.