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 Software Freedom Day - Press Release Software Freedom Day - Press Release
  
-Software Freedom Day is a global celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), software that includes the increasingly ​popular and secure Firefox web browser, and OpenOffice.org,​ a drop-in replacement for Microsoft Office. On the 20th of September hundreds of groups all over the world, including teams from Australia, Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe, will be holding events promoting the benefits of what local FOSS advocate Steve Lindsay describes as "​socially responsible software"​.+Software Freedom Day is a global celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), software that includes the very popular and secure Firefox web browser, and OpenOffice.org,​ a drop-in replacement for Microsoft Office. On the 20th of September hundreds of groups all over the world, including teams from Australia, Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe, will be holding events promoting the benefits of what local FOSS advocate Steve Lindsay describes as "​socially responsible software"​.
  
 "In a world where cost and restrictive licensing can often mean that the the benefits of technology are not available to all, it is exciting to be part of a community that is helping to reduce such barriers."​ says Steve. "​Software Freedom is not about cost, even though such applications are usually much less expensive than their proprietary equivalents,​ it is about encouraging openness & transparency,​ providing a level playing field for innovation, and fostering cooperation and collaboration in the development of new software"​. "In a world where cost and restrictive licensing can often mean that the the benefits of technology are not available to all, it is exciting to be part of a community that is helping to reduce such barriers."​ says Steve. "​Software Freedom is not about cost, even though such applications are usually much less expensive than their proprietary equivalents,​ it is about encouraging openness & transparency,​ providing a level playing field for innovation, and fostering cooperation and collaboration in the development of new software"​.
 
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