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Software Freedom Day Melbourne 2011 focusses on community building

This year’s Melbourne-based Software Freedom Day event took a low-key approach, in stark contrast to last year’s award-winning affair. Hosted by Linux Users Victoria at The Hub in Docklands, the day kicked off with a BBQ (with opensauce – props to Lev Lafayette for a very witty pun). Unfortunately due…

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Freedom: a choice

“The price of freedom is eternal vigilance” Thomas Jefferson Rarely does an informal user group talk challenge my perceptions.┬áThis month’s Linux User’s of Victoria Beginner’s Workshop talk, presented by Ben Sturmfels, did. Many will be familiar with the oft-cited benefits of free and open source (FOSS) software; it’s cheaper to…