Monday, 2 June 2008

[SFD-announce] Registration is open for Software Freedom Day 2008!

SFD2008 is around the corner - Saturday 20 September - and team registrations are now open! The first 300 teams registered before the 15th July will receive a SFD team pack including SFD 2008 tshirts, button pins, stickers and balloons, as well some useful resource CDs including some OpenEducation Discs (http://www.theopendisc.com/education/), a resource DVD with artwork, documentation, presentation templates and video material, and the option for some Ubuntu CDs.

Additional T-shirts will also be available to purchase via our online store, which will be open soon.

You can register by visiting our registration page but don't forget that you need to make your team page (or update your old page) *before* registering. There is more information about how to form a team and how to register on the teams page on our wiki:

http://cgi.softwarefreedomday.org/register.html
http://softwarefreedomday.org/teams

Check out who has already registered on our new interactive world map!

http://cgi.softwarefreedomday.org/map.shtml

We wanted to change how people find teams so it was directly through the map rather than by continent and then country due to your excellent feedback last year, so teams can simply be softwarefreedomday.org/team rather than a really long url. If you already have a team page you can create a new page and shift all your data to the new page, or you can just link to your old
events from your new page. We will also be ensuring team packages are sent much earlier this year so you get them on time. We had about 20 packages returned to us last year from teams who put the incorrect address or didn't pick up their packages so please ensure your address is 100% correct as we can't check it! Also try to ensure your address on the map is the actual address of your event so people can zoom in and go to it easily :)

Good luck with your SFD 2008 preparations, and don't forget to pass the message around and get more teams involved! We had over 330 teams last year and are anticipating over 500 this year!

Thank you all for helping take software freedom to the streets and make a better world for everyone! After all, freedom isn't just for us geeks :)

Cheers and happy planning!
Pia and the SFI team

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