Software Freedom Day 2008 and Philippine Blog Awards this weekend

Bloggers and tech enthusiasts are invited to two great events this weekend.

First, the 2008 Philippine edition of Software Freedom Day unravels on Saturday Sept. 20 at the University of Makati. This day-long affair will feature plenaries and break-outs on diverse topics which all aim to champion free and open source software, i.e. Ubuntu, WordPress, Firefox, etc.

A GMANews.tv report has dubbed the event as “RP’s biggest ‘Software Freedom Day'”:

MANILA, Philippines – The biggest grassroots event for free and open source software in the Philippines will be held on Saturday starting 8:30 a.m. at the University of Makati.

Together with over 500 teams in 90 countries around the world aiming to introduce software freedom to all, the Philippine celebration will be marked by simultaneous events from Luzon to Mindanao and will be simulcast over the internet.

The registration booths will open at 8 a.m.

Continue reading the report here.

Kudos to the Computer Professionals Union for its leadership in the 2008 SFD.

Read more about SFD here.

Meanwhile, on Sunday Sept. 21, bloggers gather anew at the 2nd Philippine Blog Awards at the Espalanade near SM Mall of Asia.

Fellow Bloggers Kapihan crew member Bikoy is nominated and we hope he wins.

However, the awards night has limited seating (and pre-registration) but there’s no harm in trying.

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