Last September 19th at Universidad Centroamericana by third year in a
row it was hold Sofare Freedom Day at Nicaragua. It was organized by
local user groups of Fedora, Debian and Ubuntu, in cooperation with
the University local user group, and all under the flag on Nicaraguan
GNU/Linux User Group (GUL-NIC by its acronymic in Spanish).
The event expanded from 8:00 am to 5:00pm with more that 500 people
officially registered. But as there were some areas with free access,
many people didn’t registered. Along the day there conferences for
beginners and advanced, workshops, install fest, demos, games and a
booth area for LUGs, business and projects.
The Fedora booth has many visitors, it was crowded most of the time.
Visitors were able to try Fedora 11 using two machines with KDE and
Gnome respectively. There were distributed for free 59 Install DVD, 25
KDE LiveCD, 25 Gnome LiveCD. There were Fedora temporary tattoos for
people who attend to the Fedora booth. On sale there was Fedora
T-shirts (30), Fedora 11 Games spin (11) and stickers on three
On the install area, Fedora was number two in installs totaling 4 ( 3
netbooks and 1 desktop). There was evidence of the public’s interest
toward our distro and also to participate within the local group.
There was a flyer distributed containing information regarding Fedora,
both as a Operative System as a Community.
GUL-NIC also held a concert named Libera Tu Mouse 3 (Free Your Mouse
3), and it was organized by rockonola.com
where several disc with free
music were distributed (released under Creative Commons). Logos from
the local groups organizing the event were projected, of course
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