Open source software in the shopping malls

By   |  August 22, 2005

The Go Open Source campaign will be taking free software to the shopping malls on this Software Freedom Day.

The open source software advocacy programme will host three full-day events at The Zone, Rosebank, Canal Walk and Gateway, Umhlanga.

Go Open Source spokesperson Adi Attar says the organisation is targeting shopping centres because of the universal appeal of open source software.

\”Technology, and now OSS, has become so prolific that it\’s a general part of everyday life, not just something that belongs in an IT journal,\” says Attar.

\”Our message is: OSS is a viable software choice for everyone in the family. Whether you\’re the high-powered executive father, the government personnel mother, the student teenager or the game-playing child, OSS has a quality solution for you.\”

At each event, shoppers will be able to bring in their computers to have Linux and other open source software installed. There will also be demos and exhibitions which showcase the best open source software, and where OSS CDs will be handed out.

Attar says Go Open Source will also be supporting other community-driven SFD events.

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