Software Freedom Day in Basilan
The Mindanao Open Source Society together with the COMTECH Institute Inc and the D’ COMTECHIAN will host the 1st FOSS@CLASS at Isabela City, Basilan on September 27, 2008 at COMTECH Isabela. In connection to the celebration of the Software Freedom Day (SFD) 2008.
The Software Freedom Day is a worldwide celebration participates by team volunteer across the world, project and supported by Software Freedom International (SFI).Software Freedom International is a global organization headquartered based in the United State and committed to educating the worldwide public about the principles of software freedom, and the availability and quality of free and open source software.
The FOSS@CLASS is a classroom type event and this is the 1st IT Event in Basilan with the theme “ Introductory to GNU/Linux and Free Open Source Software”. The main objective is to orient Basilenos about the power of the open source software and use it as a next alternative software. The organizers are expecting 60 participants from different schools and offices in Zamboanga City and Basilan to attend the said event.
The event is supported by the Software Freedom International, Netbeans, Ubuntu, Wordpro Web hosting, Wahoy.com, Ms. C. Carmelita C. Cajucom, City officials of Isabela City, and Mr Jerome Locson.