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This year, for the first time, Software Freedom Day was celebrated in Curaçao. Foundation Stimul-IT and Suares & Co NV joined forces to organize this event on Saturday, 19th september 2009.

Minister of Telecommunications Mr. Maurice Adriaens received the First Curaçao Open DVD from Ace Suares. The DVD contains Open Source Software, Open Content (Free video, music and e-books) and some readers (pdf) about open source and free software.

Photo: Max Martina

Photo: Max Martina

About 20 people attended the event, mostly people from local and national government. One guest came from Bonaire, a neighbouring island and part of the Netherlands Antilles.

  • 15:00 Opening by Minister of Telecommunications Mr. Maurice Adriaens
  • 15:20 How can software be Free? by Ace Suares, Suares & Co Open Source Solutions
  • 16:00 OpenOffice – how to save money and be more productive, by Ricardo Lochan, Stimul-IT
  • 16:20 Break
  • 16:35 Short film/documentarie about Free Software.

More info on Software Freedom Day International
SFD in The Netherlands
SFD in Trinidad & Tobago