Sat26Mar Herefordshire Open Source Day

Tony Gosling tony at
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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