[FredLUG] Re: Software Freedom Day
brian.maddox at gmail.com
Wed Sep 3 14:42:00 EDT 2008
Weird, I just got this email after Chris and Paul had responded to it.
On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 1:36 PM, Paul W. Frields <stickster at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-08-26 at 13:42 -0400, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> > *** IT'S COMING --> SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th!!! ***
> > * I just received the kit from the SFD organizers, which includes a few
> > T-shirts, some buttons, pins, and stickers, and some copies of the Open
> > CD. I also have a metric boatload of Ubuntu and Fedora discs to give
> > away (and give away we MUST, because they'll be superseded later this
> > fall).
> > * I've asked Chris O'Donnell, media master extraordinaire, to help out
> > with contacting press about the event.
> > * Kermit Jones said he could provide a table for the outdoor stand. We
> > could showcase an OLPC XO there (I just got one!) as a hook -- families
> > *LOVE* these. We could potentially have another machine there running
> > FOSS. Inside Meeting Room #2 we could be running a few machines and
> > showing off their capabilities.
> > * Let's also put together a list of places we might want to drop off
> > some discs for giveaways. The right targets, to me, are shops that
> > cater to a more free-wheeling, independent crowd, but we don't want to
> > just preach to the choir either. Corky's? Bookstores? What other
> > places might be amenable?
> > * We'll need people to agree to spend time on Friday going by the stores
> > personally and talking to them so they know (1) we're not crazies, (2)
> > where they can send people for more answers, i.e. the library.
> What should I gather from the lack of response to this post? Are there
> FredLUGgers out there who want to help make SFD 2008 a cool event?
> I just came back from Utah, where a handful of dedicated volunteers
> brought off a fantastic three-day conference with over 550 registered
> attendees. It's easily within FredLUG's power to simply pass out some
> free CDs and fliers during a Saturday.
> I know a few people already expressed regrets they couldn't make it --
> totally understandable, we all have commitments to keep. And we all
> have day jobs too. But this could be a really cool chance to put free
> software in the hands of a lot of people who wouldn't otherwise get it.
> There are a couple dozen people on our mailing list so it would be great
> to see a handful of people roll up their sleeves and have fun promoting
> Linux and FOSS.
> Kermit, are you out there? Will you be able to bring that table?
> Anyone have ideas for stores at which we could drop off some discs?
> Paul W. Frields
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