Software Freedom day

Software Freedom Day has grown every year since its beginning in 2004. Worldwide more than 500 teams are celebrating Free and Open Source Software on September 20th.

At DIKU we will celebrate the event with an introductory talk on the operating system OpenSolaris 2008.05, followed by an install-fest.

Remember to bring your laptop if you want to try out the new distro. Installing OpenSolaris does not require you to reinstall your computer, it can be tried out as a Live-CD as well as installed through a virtual image on top of your existing OS.

Last year Ian Murdock was headhuntet to Sun Microsystems. Ian was one of the originators to the Linux distribution Debian, and he has been the brain behind the new OpenSolaris distro, which was formerly known as project Indiana.

OpenSolaris 2008.05 includes a lot of cool tech including:
the filesystem ZFS, Dtrace, sandboxing through Zones and a new package-manager called IPS.

Join us this Saturday Sept. 20th at 14.00 in Lille UP1 and find out more.


14.00 Welcome
14.15 Introduction to OpenSolaris
15.00 Coffee and cake
15.15 OpenSolaris install-fest