Software Freedom Day!

Hello World! Have you heard anything about SFD? For starters, Software Freedom Day (SFD) is an annual worldwide celebration of Free Software. SFD is a public education effort with the aim of increasing awareness of Free Software and its virtues, and encouraging its use.

This Year, our Team celebrated SFD-2012 at University of Baguio. A full blast of knowledge sharing together with some of the brightest folks in this IT world.

Curious about it? 

The experience was priceless!

So what does FOSS stands for and what is it all about? FOSS is a “Free and Open Source Software”.

Basically FOSS means sharing. It is the freedom to copy and re-use the code. The beauty of Give-and-Take, the gift for the community and for those who are eager to explore.

For years, our boss sir Meric, together with his awesome friends had been conducting this wonderful event and to become part of it somewhow feels like becoming one of them. The elites. Lmao.

So the event begun as sir Lawrz opens the talk regarding FOSS then followed by us(the Trainees) sharing our experiences about open source and our views, mission and goals. Not much, haha. The program then continued as sir Jasper discussed KahelOS and sir Rhoane and sir Dennis discussing the GeoServer, followed by sir Macoy, talking about Asterisk and how useful it can be in the community. Next is sir Allan, sharing his knowledge about Mobile Development, giving hints about some plans and software to be released and how did they manage to come up with those. The program eneded by sir Meric, talking about his expertise and knowledge about MariaDB, what are his future plans and how can it be used someday in the future.

The program was made even possible by these sponsors, they added color and twist to the event. Funeffintastic! 


Knowledge Sharing


“Sharing knowledge is not about giving people something, or getting something from them. That is only valid for information sharing. Sharing knowledge occurs when people are genuinely interested in helping one another develop new capacities for action; it is about creating learning processes.”

-Peter Senge

“Whatever we possess becomes of double value when we have the opportunity of sharing it with others.”

-Jean-Nicolas Bouilly

“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.”

-George Bemard Shaw

“If you refuse to drink from the fountain of knowledge, you’ll die from the thirst in the dessert of ignorance”


“He who asks a question is a fool for a minute; he who does not remains a fool forever”

-Chinese Proverb

“Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.”

-Peter F. Drucker

“Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.”

-Carl G. Jung

“Always ask the questions you want to, life is too short to know if you’ll get a second chance to ask,and afterlife is probably too long to wonder what the answer may be”

-Kaitlin Holon

“Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.”

-Anton Chekhov

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”

-George Bemard Shaw

“Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance.”

-Robert Quillen

“Some people drink deeply from the fountain of knowledge. Others just gargle.”

-Grant M. Bright

“How honorable is knowledge that the one who does not have it, says he does. How dishonorable is ignorance that the one who has it says he does not.”

-Ali bin Abu- Talib

“Knowledge becomes power only when we put it into use.”


“Knowledge becomes power only when we put it into use.”


“The more you know, the less you need to show.”