[kwlug-disc] Software Freedom Day planning

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Fri Aug 3 13:55:18 EDT 2012


Charles McColm will be hosting Ubuntu Hour at the Misty Mountain Cafe at
7:00pm tonight (Friday, 3 August 2012).[1,2]

Charles has helped organize Software Freedom Day[3] in Kitchener for the
past three or four years.  While Ubuntu Hours don't have a formal
agenda, he'll be doing some organizational work for SFD tonight.

KW does not yet have a registered team for SFD, and we've already missed
the registration cutoff date of 22 July[4] for getting SFD-sponsored
swag from SFD itself. Canonical is no longer shipping Ubuntu CDs for
SFD, but I think our local Ubuntu-ca contact[5] may have some.

See you at Ubuntu Hour!

--Bob.

[1] http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-ca/1847/detail/
[2] http://charlesmccolm.com/2012/08/02/ubuntu-hour-friday-august-3-2012/
[3] http://www.softwarefreedomday.org/
[4]
http://www.softwarefreedomday.org/en/blog/194-100-teams-registered-#comment-62
[5] Hi Darcy!


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On 12-08-01 09:59 PM, Paul Nijjar wrote:
> 
> 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
>>
>> -- 
>> http://pnijjar.freeshell.org 
>>
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