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

Pia Waugh greebo at pipka.org
Mon Jun 2 00:30:41 UTC 2008

Hi everyone,

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:


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


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!

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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