Software Freedom Day

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Software Freedom Day is every year on the third Saturday of the month, which always aligns with our hackathons.

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Any celebration of free software is welcomed. We have two schedualed events for the September 15, 2012 Software Freedom Day hackathon.

Bug Squash a Thon

Squads will be encouraged to give a few lightning talks on progress throughout the day and compete for votes of "best" bug fix by onlookers.

Bug Squashers

  • Mark Jenkins
  • Mark Campbell (Nitrodist)

Nominated bugs

Please nominate free software bugs documented in a public bug tracker. Note that bugs that are easier to reproduce and suitable for a day of hacking are more likely to selected

SuperTux Mega Time Trial

Compete for the fastest time on 5 levels of SuperTux. We'll be using version 0.1.3, aka Milestone 1 or supertux-stable (the package name in newer versions of debian/Ubuntu). It's okay if you have lose a life or a whole set of lifes and have to do a continue, these things just cost you time.

We'll be using the levels from Icy Island in the order they're normally presented.

This event is looking for a volunteer judge to run it and time each competitor. Competitors are welcome to use their own PC but must do so on a projector (lounge or classroom?) for all to see.

Time trials will start at 2pm.