[kwlug-disc] Software Freedom Day planning

Paul Nijjar paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Wed Aug 1 21:59:44 EDT 2012

This is the second (and possibly final) call-out for assistance. We
have gotten one offer of help so far, but I do not think that is
enough to pull this together. 

Let me know by Sunday, please. We will be making a decision Monday
afternoon, I think. You won't have to devote your life to this, but a
few more hands would make for lighter work. If it matters, in our best
year we got about 75 people coming to the event. (I think our
next-best year was something like 45 people.) 

- Paul 

On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 02:43:11AM -0400, Paul Nijjar wrote:
> So Software Freedom Day is Sept 15 this year (which again conflicts
> with the Royal Medieval Faire, thanks for asking). We have had
> Software Freedom Day events for the past few years in
> Kitchener-Waterloo, either hosted at The Working Centre or at
> Kwartzlab.
> I don't think that Working Centre has the capacity to shoulder
> all of the organizing this year. We might be able to host, but it
> takes a fair amount of additional work: 
> - doing publicity
> - organizing and scheduling talks
> - preparing swag like CDs/DVDs
> So how can we make this happen?
> 0. We could get a group of organizers together now, who will commit
> some time to making this event happen.
> 1. If it helped, we might think about changing the Saturday to a week
> earlier or later. This is no doubt Forbidden, but if it helped us
> organize something then it might be worth the heresy. 
> Would you be able and willing to help? If so, respond to me personally
> or build up some excitement by responding to the list. I think a group
> of 4-5 dedicated organizers could make the day a real success.
> - Paul
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