SFD Orientation By FOSS Nepal


On 13 August 2013 AOSC (Acme Open Source Community) organized an event at Acme Engineering College, Sitapila, Kathmandu, Nepal.

The main Agenda of the event was:-

  1.     Introduction of FOSS Nepal
  2.     Introduction of AOSC
  3.     Introduction Software Freedom Day  (SFD)
  4.     Planning for upcoming Software Freedom Day 2013 in Nepal


The program was started by vice principle of Acme Engineering College                     Er .Dharmendra Kumar Mishra “This is the age of information, works that to be done by the IT professionals.   After a long speech Er .Dharmendra Kumar Mishra ended with by saying if not being a good and expert then we can’t be known in the society and can’t perform activity in the upcoming days.

Guest of the day from FOSS NEPAL:-  Image

  1. Prabin Gautam
  2. Hempal Shrestha


                            Left: Prabin Gautam & Right: Hempal Shrestha

“Open source is all about freedom, power, future progress & Choice” Hempal Shrestha

What is software? This is a question that each person has simply a software is defined as “Computer instructions or data. Anything that can be stored electronically is software.”

We talked about software but what is really free software.

A  Free Software Definition, written by Richard Stallman and published by Free Software Foundation (FSF), “defines free software as being software that ensures that the end users have freedom in using, studying, sharing and modifying that software.”

“Free software” was defined to refer to “three levels of freedom”.

1. The freedom to run the program for any purpose.

2. The freedom to study how the program works, and change it to

Make it do what you wish.

3. The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor.

The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements (and modified versions in general) to the public, so that the whole community benefits.

Freedoms 1 and 3 require source code to be available because studying and modifying software without its source code is highly impractical.

Software has mainly three key points Binary codes, Source codes, Design. Without these codes we can’t have software and it is not even called software.

“Software freedom is Excess & Right” Hempal Shrestha.

If we design a software then Licensing is must be done.”

The majority of free software falls under a small set of licenses. The most popular of these licenses are:

1. The GNU General Public License,

2. The GNU Lesser General Public License,

3. The BSD License,

4. The Mozilla Public License,

5. The MIT License,

6. The Apache License.

“We believe in good faith”. Prabin Gautam

Software Freedom Day (SFD)? Image

        Software Freedom Day (SFD) is an annual worldwide celebration of Free Software. SFD is a public education effort with the aim of increasing awareness of Free Software and its virtues, and encouraging its use.

              Software Freedom Day was established in 2004 and was first observed on 28 August of that year. About 12 teams participated in the first Software Freedom Day. Since that time it has grown in popularity and while organizers anticipated more than 1,000 teams in 2010[1] the event has stalled at around 400+ locations over the past two years, representing a 30% decrease over 2009.

            Since 2006 Software Freedom Day has been held on the third Saturday of September, it has occasionally coincided with International Talk like a Pirate Day.


“Software freedom day is sometime beautiful, sometime ugly events should be organized”.

Foss Nepal our contribution with good faith, share with families and friends. Best person to guide yourself.


At last the event was ended by Nikesh Balami (ex- president) of AOSC. But a short introduction about AOSC the events that was held so far and the event was concluded by a saying for women.

“If a man is educated he only educates himself but if the woman is educated whole family is educated.” Hempal Shrestha.



  And a group photo after the programme


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