Spotlight on FOSS DVD Available - Free Download for Software Freedom Day

September 5, 2011 in Seminars and Events (E)

[] Elsternwick, Australia - AppleUsers has announced, as part of the celebrations of Software Freedom Day 2011 (Saturday, September 17), that AppleUsers have compiled a selection of some of the best, yet totally free, software that's available for the Mac, collected together on a single DVD, called "Spotlight on FOSS" plus we've included some bonus videos that were created with Open Source Software!

A 78-page "Sampler Edition" of the AppleUsers Spotlight that focusses on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is also included on the DVD.

Contents of "A Spotlight on FOSS" DVD:
* Audio: Audacity
* eBooks: Calibre, Jomic
* Education: Celestia, Moodle, Stellarium
* Games: Aleph One, Armagetron Advanced, BZFlag, Cube 2: Sauerbraten, PrBoom, PySol Fan Club Edition, Scorched 3D, Wesnoth, Zombies
* Graphics: Blender, Seashore, Xee
* Internet: Adium, Blink, Cabos, Cyberduck, Firefox, Kompozer, RSS Owl, SeaMonkey, Sunrise, Thunderbird, Transmission, Vienna, WaveMaker
* Office Productivity: AbiWord, Bean, Buddi, FormulatePro, FreeMind,, Skim
* Utilities: Burn, ClamXav, Growl, MAMP (Macintosh, Apache, Mysql and PHP), Quicksilver, SheepShaver, The Unarchiver, VirtualBox
* Video: HandBrake, Miro Video Converter, Miro, Mplayer Extended, Perian, Plex, Video Lan Client (VLC)
* Bonus Videos: Happy Birthday to GNU, Elephants Dream, Big Buck Bunny, Sintel

The applications and files supplied on this Disc are supplied as is and we make no representations regarding the applications nor any information related thereto. Any questions, complaints or claims regarding the applications must be directed to the appropriate software vendor.

Obtaining Spotlight on FOSS DVD:
Software on FOSS DVD will be distributed to the public, free of charge, at participating Software Freedom Day 2011 Events and various Apple User Groups around the globe.

Apple User Group Leaders and Software Freedom Day event organisers can register, free of charge, to receive details on how to download the Golden Master and support files that will enable them to burn off copies of the Spotlight on FOSS DVD to distribute at 2011 Software Freedom Day events or Apple User Group meetings.

What is Software Freedom Day:
Software Freedom Day (SFD) is a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Their goal in this celebration is to educate the worldwide public about of the benefits of using high quality FOSS in education, in government, at home, and in business - in short, everywhere! The non-profit company Software Freedom International coordinates SFD at a global level, providing support, giveaways and a point of collaboration, but volunteer teams around the world organize the local SFD events to impact their own communities.

AppleUsers is a volunteer organization that acts as a central location for the Committees, Editors, Web Masters and other Leaders of Australian Apple User Groups to find useful resources. We represent nearly thirty active Apple Users Groups, based all around Australia, with a combined membership in excess of five thousand Apple Enthusiasts and Users. AppleUsers publishes a 30 page, digital format magazine, every second month for all Apple enthusiasts and eleven times a year we compile a unique Disc of the Month for distribution via participating Australian Apple User Groups. The AppleUsers Spotlight is written and produced by Apple Users for Apple Users and we select the best articles from our own Australian contributors and from the best international sources. Copyright (C) 2011 AppleUsers All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and Mac OS X platforms are trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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