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Software Freedom Day! 2023

Kathmandu University, 16th September, 2023

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Software Freedom Day

Software Freedom Day (SFD) is an annual global celebration of Free and Open Source Software(FOSS). It is celebrated with the aim to educate the public and increase awareness about Free software, its benifits and encouraging its use.Since its inception in 28th August, 2004 with about 12 participating team, the community has steadily grown to the current day where over 300 events are organized by over 100 cities from across the world.

Free And Open Software


Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) refers to software that anyone is freely licensed to use, copy, study and change in any way that they want, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to volunterily improve the design of the software. Use of free software encourages learning and sharing what we have learned with others in the community. Other benifits of using FOSS would be to decreased software cost, protecting privecy and providing more control to the users.



Kathmandu University Open Source Community (KUOSC) is the Open Source related wing of KUCC. It is a vibrant historic community from Kathmandu University which provides a common platform for all FOSS enthusiasts to discuss, share, and learn about free and open source softwares. KUOSC is specifically focused on all the Open Source related activities ranging from training programs like Linux Talks, Useful Network Training to advocacy activities like Software Freedom Day celebration and organizing different community level workshops and events.



Date 15 September, 2023

Time 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Venue KU Library Lawn

SFD Event

Date 16 September, 2023

Time 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Venue KU Ciku Hall

Schedule For The Event




11:10 - 11:15

Welcome Speech

Ayush Aryal

11:15 - 11:30

Intro to KUOSC and FOSS

Aadarsha Dhakal

11:30 - 11:45

History of SFD

Jurgen Gaeremyn



Shubham Joshi

12:05 - 12:25

Open Tech and Building Technology

Arjun Gautam

12:25 - 12:40

Open Source Licenses

Samikshya Upadhyay

12:40 - 13:10

Tea Break / Open Discussion

13:15 - 13:35

Career in Open Source

Damodar Lohani

13:35 - 14:35

Libreoffice Localization

Saroj Dhakal

14:35 - 14:55

Certificate Distribution and
Token of Love Distribution

14:55 - 15:00

KUOSC Project Announcement

15:00 - 3:20

Cake Cutting and Photo Session


Jurgen Gaeremyn

Document Freedom

Saroj Dhakal

Localization Expert

Shubham Joshi

Network Engineer at
Dish Media Network Ltd.

Arjun Gautam

Open Tech Community

Damodar Lohani

Open Source Contributor

Aadarsha Dhakal

KUOSC Coordinator

Samikshya Upadhyay

KUOSC Member