Sat26Mar Herefordshire Open Source Day
tony at cultureshop.org.uk
Fri Mar 4 20:54:45 GMT 2011
Herefordshire Open Source Day - Sat March 26, 2011
Free Software Event supporting Open Document Standards
Saturday March 26, 2011 @All Saints,
High Street, Hereford HR4 9AA, 10am 4pm
As a follow up to the successful SFD event last
September we are hosting another Open Source
Event with space again donated by All Saints,
Hereford, a fully accessible venue in the City
Centre with a lovely cafe attached
It's a Free Drop-In Event with Open Source
Software & Linux demo's for both new and advanced
users, plus lots of information about Open Source
Software and Systems, Presentations and Guest Speakers.
Dr Mark Wright Bristol City Council's cabinet
member responsible for 'efficiency and value for
money' and an Open Source advocate will be
speaking at 2pm about his experience of Open Source in Local Government.
This time our focus is on Open Document Standards
(ODS), and we will be showcasing open source
Office Software which uses these Open Standards.
If you have ever been sent a document you could
not open you will know how important standard formats are.
We are supporting Open Standards because we think we should all be able to
Choose any operating system or application and
still be able to read and edit all our old documents.
Collaborate with others regardless of which software they are using.
Use any software of our choice to interact with
our local and national government.
Open Source Office Software such as Open & Libre
Office provide high quality alternatives to
proprietary office software they are also
compatible with many legacy formats a real plus
if you have older documents in formats which are
no longer supported. They are free to use which
is great for everyone from business users to
students and home users as they are legal and can
used on as many PC's or laptops as you wish
without the need to pay license fees.
These Office Suites are just one example of the
FOSS (Free Open Source Software) available and we
have copies to give away on our HLUG Open Disc
which includes a wide selection of Open Source
Software you can run under MS Windows.
We will also be demonstrating Linux Operating
systems and giving advice on how to install and
set them up and you can take away a Free Linux Disc.
Our Open Source Events are run by the friendly
HLUG volunteer team who have a range of
experience in Business, Education, Specialist IT
& General use - the event is open to everyone so
why not Drop-in and say Hello
A4 Poster - Please print out and display around the County !
+44 (0)7786 952037
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poison which alienates the possessor from the community" Carl Jung
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