This Saturday will be the 8th time that the world will celebrate the Software Freedom Day. Like everything that is important, there's a day for that! The first SFD was held on the 28th of August 2004, organized by the Software Freedom International (SFI) and gathered more than 70 teams around the world. In 2005, more than 120 teams joined the celebrations on the 10th of September. Since 2006 the official date was established on the third Saturday of September and an increasing number of participants make of this date a special day for Free Software. Last year about 500 teams participated in over a hundred countries around the world. You can also participate in a local event or create your own team in the Software Freedom Day Website.
Actually, you don't have to participate in an event to be part of this celebration. Everyone can celebrate the way they want. You can choose to spend this day working on a Free Software project or talk about Free Software to your friends and family or eventually install a GNU/Linux distribution for the first time (or install it on someone else's computer for the first time). In the last newsletter of the Free Software Foundation they asked people to share how they celebrated the SFD sending an e-mail to campaigns at fsf dot org. Use your imagination and most importantly, have fun!
Have a nice Software Freedom Day!!!