It is with a great pleasure that we are opening registration for SFD 2012. In fact some of you have already started to create your wiki pages and even registered. As usual we will be available for support through email on sfd-discuss or on IRC (#SFD on freenode).
There will be a few changes this year as Canonical will no longer be providing Ubuntu CDs to teams. Canonical however remains a sponsor of the event, they are just terminating the ship-it program to SFD teams. We are in discussion with other distributions to see if we can get something similar running but our hopes are not very high because of the logistic and costs involved. We will keep you informed if anything happens on that front.
So we are currently planning to produce team packs for 200 teams based on the funds raised. The packs will be delivered to teams that registered on or before July 15th on a first come first served basis. Simply create your team page underhttp://wiki.softwarefreedomday.org/2012 (/country/city for most) and complete the form onhttp://www.softwarefreedomday.org/cgi-bin/register.py. All information and links are of course available from SFD website.
As usual artworks are available under http://wiki.softwarefreedomday.org/Artwork and CC-BY licensed. Feel free to use, enhanced and eventually localize them.
I want to particularly thank our sponsors who are making this possible, namely Canonical, Google, and Linode for the time being. Should your organization be interested to sponsor DFI to be able to send more goodies please get in touch with us. Note that there is a deadline to be listed on the magazine ads we run with our media sponsors, Linux Magazine, Ubuntu user, Admin, Smart developer and Linux Journal, which is around mid July.
Also be reminded that there are still 2 weeks to submit a proposal to co-host your SFD event with us. We have been thinking that doing it one or two weeks after the official SFD date could make sense and enable to fly in some contributors from our global community. Full announcement can be found on http://wiki.softwarefreedomday.org/SfdSummit .
SFD countdown is available much earlier this year, so please do use it. We currently have 2 languages available (English and Catalan) but hopefully more will come very soon. Check http://wiki.softwarefreedomday.org/CountDown for instructions.
Do subscribe to the discuss mailing list if you haven’t yet, read SFD Planet, read our blog and tweets to keep posted (or RSS feed to them), and don’t forget to submit your own BLOG to be added to the SFD planet if you participate in SFD this year (and blog about FOSS…).
So let’s get started and happy SFD preparations!