[kwlug-disc] Open Source intro handout

Paul Nijjar paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Sat May 2 13:28:34 EDT 2009





--- On Sat, 5/2/09, Raul Suarez <rarsa at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Actually I was thinking that even the "issue" of
> lack of local support is just that, an issue, not an
> anoyance.

Agreed. It is an issue that we as a LUG can help address, if we can
find the tuits. 

> For Paul's event there is an opportunity for people to
> save on support and licenses by going FLOSS even if that
> means a bit of DIY.
> 
> If you see the other sessions they are having, most of them
> are DIY. From grow or buy local to make or mend your
> clothes. So the audience may be more receptive to a little
> DIY in exchange of frugality.

The event did indeed emphasize "producerism", which fits into open
source pretty well. 

Unfortunately the turnout was small enough that we only ran for half
a day. So if you were thinking of checking the event out you have
missed your chance. 

I'll look into bringing some CDs and/or handouts to Monday's meeting. 

- Paul





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