[SFD-discuss] Software Freedom Day 2011 Best Event Competition result announcement

Frederic Muller - SFI fred at softwarefreedomday.org
Fri Jun 15 10:46:14 UTC 2012

Hudson, New Hampshire (June 15, 2011) - Digital Freedom International is 
one more time very proud to announce the SFD 2011 best event competition 
results. Software Freedom Day (SFD) is a worldwide celebration of Free 
and Open Source Software (FOSS) with the goal of educating the public 
about the existence and the benefits of using FOSS in education, in 
government, at home and in business.

The SFD Best Event Competition is an international recognition of the 
efforts made by individual organizing teams in regards to spreading the 
importance of Software Freedom and reaching out to the relevant groups 
of people in their area. Each year three teams are chosen and the awards 
given to those teams are meant to help them further in their tasks for 
the years to come.

This year again, two leading organizations from the Free and Open Source 
Software movements have joined us to reward those exceptional achievers: 
the Free Software Foundation, the non-profit organization behind the 
Free Software movement, and Lemote, a private company making PCs running 
only Free Software from the BIOS to the drivers and the operating system 
as well.

Among the 50 submissions we have received the three teams that came out 
as outstanding organizers and promoters of Software Freedom in 2011 will 
be known by some of you for having organized SFD in the past (and some 
even won that same competition in the past). We would like to name in no 
specific order:
* SFD team 8layertech, Philippines
* SFD team CP-Union, Philippines
* SFD team IEEE ENIS Student Branch, Tunisia

As a general comment we were very pleased to see a higher quality of 
most events participating in the competition and would also like to 
mention some entries which didn't make it in the top 3 but definitely 
deserve to be mentioned:
* Palestine Software Freedom Day
* Bluepoint Linux User Elite
* Algeria Software Freedom Day

Congratulations to all!

Full details available here: 

The above teams should be an inspiration to all SFD organizers and help 
you to prepare for SFD 2012 which will happen on Saturday September 15th 
this year.

About DFI - Digital Freedom International is the non-profit organization 
at the origin of Software Freedom Day. DFI handles sponsorship 
contracts, official team registrations, sending out schwags to teams, 
the annual Best SFD Event Competition and many other things.
For more information please contact:
Frederic Muller
Software Freedom International President
info (at) sf-day.org
or visit our website at www.softwarefreedomday.org

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