Celebrate Software Freedom Day with NetBeans!
Can you imagine not having access to the NetBeans IDE source code? Not being able to adapt NetBeans IDE to your needs or create NetBeans plugins for the benefits of other developers? Or contribute your knowledge to help make the NetBeans IDE the ultimate development environment? Well, neither can we!
On September 20, 2008, the free and open source software (FOSS) industry will celebrate the virtues of free and open source software in the annual Software Freedom Day (SFD).
Software Freedom Day is an event with hundreds of teams, from all around the world running local events—installfests, seminars, product demos, giveaways and more—to help their communities understand the signicance of Software Freedom and to encourage the adoption of free software and open standards.
As a successful and vibrant open source project, NetBeans is proud to be a part of Software Freedom Day, and we encourage our community members to take part in this global celebration by hosting local events on their campuses, with their user groups and more. To help NetBeans community members who are interested in spreading the open source message, we are offering a limited number of free t-shirts and DVDs. Learn more below.
How Can You Get Involved with Software Freedom Day?