The free screenings are part of ‘Software Freedom Day’ - a global event which celebrates free and open source software. Similar events are being hosted around the world with over 400 teams in more than 100 different countries taking part. The Abertay Linux Society and the Hannah Maclure Centre are hosting one of the only UK events.
Arron Finnon, President of Abertay Linux Society said: “Free and open source software is developed and distributed by enthusiasts keen to bypass increasingly expensive commercial software. It is free to use and so offers serious cost savings for personal, business and community use. The movement has enjoyed increasing momentum in recent years.
In addition to the film screenings there will be a series of workshops and practical demonstrations designed to highlight the empowerment, innovation and community spirit that free software can offer people.
Arron added: “Free and open source software has been proving itself as a valuable tool and asset for business, schools, academia, non-profit organisations and many other groups and individuals for a long time with popularity increasingly steadily in recent years.
“This is a great opportunity for beginners and those who are already benefitting from using open source software to learn more and discuss their ideas with others.”
Refreshments will be served and the event is free for everyone and open between 10am and 4pm on Saturday the 20th September at the Hannah Maclure Centre in Bell Street, Dundee.
For further information please visit: www.sfd.thelinuxsociety.org.uk