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On Sunday, 20 September, Wellington will play host to Software Freedom Day 09. SilverStripe is very proud to be one of the sponsors of this important event.

Software Freedom Day is an annual worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). The principles that underpin FOSS are expressed in four essential freedoms: the users' freedom to run, study, distribute, and improve the software. 

Software Freedom Day in Wellington has lots of events for you to participate in — there will be a barcamp, tech talks, an installfest, a hackfest, and a makerfest. So whether you want to talk, listen, or play, there will be heaps going on throughout the day.

As part of the installfest, SilverStripe's Will Rossiter will be demonstrating how to set up a SilverStripe site, and Rainer Spittel will be participating in a panel discussion.

You're welcome to bring your kids along: Children and students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities including programming, testing OLPC laptops, brainstorming, games, and a treasure hunt. (Please remember that children will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.)

There will be free WiFi courtesy of cafeNET, and lunch and afternoon tea will also be provided. Please register if you would like to attend — be quick to avoid disappointment!

You can follow Software Freedom Day 09 on twitter @WLGSFD. Tag your tweets #sfdwlg09.

This is going to be a fantastic day for all, and we look forward to seeing you there!