Software freedom day

My hats off to the organizers of the Software Freedom Day in Davao City yesterday.

DabaweGNU, USEP FOSS Club and Kaiban.

The attendance at the whole day FOSS fair at the University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP) was beyond their expectations. Students from several schools in the city as well as IT professionals, representatives from government, NGOs and business jampacked the Social Hall of the university to watch demos and listen to presentations.

Online on a big screen were simultaneous events at the University of the Philippines in Manila and in Vietnam.

I spoke briefly in behalf of the city government. The city’s contribution to the worldwide movement for FOSS augurs well to our efforts to position the city as an ICT hub.

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4 Responses to “Software freedom day”

  1. Holden Says:

    We were honored to have you in our event! We are very much happy that we have your support. It is much needed in our struggle to promote FOSS in Davao City and in the rest of Mindanao.

  2. Software Freedom Day 2007 (Davao) @ USEP « Ang Pilipino GIMP Says:

    […] attended the celebration that made the event more successful! To mention one was the Honorable Councilor Pete Lavina who rendered a speech which uplifted the spirits of the FOSS advocates inside the […]

  3. Val Quimno Says:

    Thank you very much sir for gracing the event. As mentioned, it was the first time we hosted the event in USEP and it more than met our expectations. Thank you once again. Your message of support to FOSS open the eyes of many people specially the students.

    Thank you once again.

  4. SFD in USEP a Success!!! | Kasinatian ni Val Quimno Says:

    […] City, Philippines). My warm greetings and appreciation also is given to 1st District City Councilor Peter Lavina who is also an avid advocate of FOSS in this wonderful city of Davao… Thank you very much sir […]


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