Folks, I think we better have an open discussion on the mission rather
than keeping the it within our internal google-doc.
From the google-doc, it's stating ..
2. 針對普通 end-user 的開源軟件推廣和交流
I would like to add that .... We're also pushing the idea of "software
freedom" which I think open-source is a "subset" of it.
FOSS refers to Free and Open-Source Software in which there are Free
Software Licence and Open Source Software Licence. Here, "Free"
doesn't necessarily share the "free" in "free-beer" (as open-source
software may take u $$). If we're targeting local students as primary
audiences, another mission of this SFD is to "Educate the audience the
difference between Free and Open-source 推廣軟件自由與開源文化, 並解釋兩者的分別" (Abel
may have a better translation =P).
Another point is that, we could further explains the benefit of FOSS.
For example, we take the latest news on ms-win7 ^^ EU is discussing
whether ms can pre-install IE on win7. This is a good case study for
the browser war. From my personal point of view, open-source browsers
will lead sooner or later. So, can we even have a session to talk
about this topic (FOSS benefit beyonds $)^^?
Last, we may follow objectives of Software Freedom International
(SFI) ... http://softwarefreedomday.org/sfi#head-870193413b238d33549e76451305c689507a3e27
* Our vision is to empower all people to freely connect, create and
share in a digital world that is participatory, transparent, and
* to celebrate software freedom and the people behind it
* to foster a general understanding of software freedom, and encourage
adoption of free software and open standards
* to create more equal access to opportunities through the use of
* to promote constructive dialogue on responsibilities and rights in
the information society
* to be inclusive of organizations and individuals that share our
* to be pragmatic, transparent, and responsible as an organisation