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SFD on Region IX a Success

The Mindanao Open Source Society has successfully organized the Software Freedom Day 2009 last September 19, 2009 on Region IX, Team Lead by me and with the help of Mr. Jonathan Paul Solis from STI College Zamboanga and his group. Over 120-200 student attend the said event from different universities. Thanks to Mr. Sunil Abraham, the Executive Director of Center for Internet and Society who stay-up late just to give a live message about Free and Open Source Software via skype.

Ms. Yolynne Medina who is always supporting my event giving her talk about "Introduction to Free and Open Source Software", Mr. Joseph Marcos from NCC Zamboanga who gave a talk about "Ubuntu- Linux Operating System", Mr. Jerome Locson for his wonderful talk about "Blogging and Online Presence", Ms. Jet Buchan a programmer who gave a lecture about "Netbeans", and Mr. Jean Bruce Sua an Intructor of STI who gave a talk about "Moodle".

Thanks the following sponsors who supported our event. The Netbeans (SUN Microsystem) based from Czech Republic, Ubuntu Philippines, Inwent, Tactical Tech, Philippines Web Hosting and Chowking Zamboanga.


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SFD ’09 on Region IX

Greetings of peace!

The STI College Zamboanga together with the Computer Professionals Union (http://www.cp-union.com) and Midanao Open Source Society (MOSS) will be organizing and hosting an event dubbed “Software Freedom Day '09” on September 19, 2009 at STI College Zamboanga. This will be an annual I.T. Event for Region IX that will promote/introduce GNU/Linux and Free Open Source Software.

Through this affair, we hope to strengthen the unity of all universities, colleges, institutions/schools and some NGO's/SME's in Region IX that involve Information Technology.

In this connection, we would like to invite your school/office/institution to send representatives to attend the said event. Registration is as follows:

Student: P200.00

Professional: P300.00

The registration fee will cover your snacks, lunch, and kits to be used.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch by e-mailing us at sfd@minoss.org. you can also register online using the official event site at http://sfd.minoss.org

Hope to hear from you soon.

RJ Ian S.Sevilla
Computer Professionals' Union | http://www.cp-union.com
Project Lead: Mindanao Open Source Society | http://www.minoss.org

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SFD ’09 Registration is now Open

Hi SFD'ers,

The season is open on registering for Software Freedom Day, which is happening this year on 19 September 2009. Check on our map [1] to see if a team is registered near you - otherwise get yours together and register [2]! (Don't forget that you need to make your team wiki page on http://softwarefreedomday.org/teams before registering)

The first 200 teams registered before Friday 10 July will receive an SFD team pack including three SFD 2009 T-shirts, Ubuntu CDs, and a few other bits and pieces to support your day - we'll keep you posted on what's going into the pack. As usual, these packs are sent to teams all over the world with support from our sponsors: Canonical (the folks who bring you Ubuntu), Google and DKUUG (with additional help from Linode, Zac-ware, Linux Magazine and FSF).
If you haven't taken part before, learn how to run a new event from our easy to read StartGuide [3] - and if you have any questions, just email info@sf-day.org.

Good luck with your SFD 2009 preparations, and don't forget to pass the message around and get more teams involved. We had over 550 teams last year and are anticipating over 700 this year!

Thank you for connecting, creating and sharing!

President, Software Freedom International

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FOSS@CLASS: Introduction to FOSS and GNU/Linux

FOSS@CLASS an introductory to FOSS and GNU/Linux, is a Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) event in connection to the Software Freedom Day 2008. Together with the Mindanao Open Source Society (MOSS) , COMTECH Institute Inc., and D' COMTECHIAN as the organizer of the event. At least Eighty (80) students, enthusiasts, advocates and Instructors from the different schools and offices in Basilan attended the event.

FOSS@CLASS started at 8:00AM last September 27, 2008. The Morning session open by Ms. Erniebeth Tutaan (OIC of COMTECH Isabela) followed by Timhar Haruddain (Event Secretariat),Mr. Jamju Rivera(President Alano Company), Dr. Francisco Sarmiento III (Project Manager for Southeast Asean+3 IOSN) and Mr. Rick Bahague Jr. (CPU-Union) gave a live stream using SKYPE talking about their FOSS insights . Ms. Yolynne Medina (Online Networking Staff IOSN) give a talk about Introduction to FOSS and Ubuntu.

On the Afternoon Session, Mr. Jericho Rivera(HR Alano Hospital) gave a talk on Introduction to codeignieter and FOSS in Health, Ms. Grace Sojor(COMTECH Institute) gave a talk about Introduction to Java using Netbeans, and Mr. Rj Ian S. Sevilla (IT Instructor-COMTECH Institute) gave a talk Introduction to Content Management System (CMS) focusing on Joomla.

We thank all participants, sponsors/supporter, organizers, and Volunteers making this event a successful one.

Sponsors/Supporter of the event:

Ubuntu Linux - 8.04 CDs, Stickers, pamphlet and Ubuntu t-shirts
Netbeans - Netbeans CD's and netbeans T-shirts.
Wahoy.com - Media Promotion
Software Freedom International - baloons, CD's(open education and open CD), and t-shirts.
Jerome Locson - for the CD's and Tarpaulin


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