[kwlug-disc] Software Freedom Day planning

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Sun Aug 12 18:17:15 EDT 2012


I also told Charles as last week's Ubuntu Hour that I'd help out.  Last 
year I tried to show Linux and LibreOffice basics, but it was too much 
for a one-hour presentation (too much audience participation for a mere 
one hour!).  I can do something like that again this year, either Linux 
Basics or LibreOffice Basics. Or both, but as separate presentations.  
Or securing Firefox with Open Source plugins.

Perhaps we could have the Floss Fund pot available, contributions to 
offset The Working Centre's costs in putting on SFD.

Also, it looks like there is no Kitchener page on the participants list 
yet: http://wiki.softwarefreedomday.org/CategoryTeam2012

--Bob.

On 12-08-12 12:36 PM, John Kerr wrote:
> Hi
> In case you missed it I am willing to help out.
> I am planning in (my head so far) a presentation on the economics of FS.
>
> John
>
> Let's make an appeal at the social
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> *From:* Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca>
> *To:* kwlug-disc at kwlug.org
> *Sent:* Wednesday, August 1, 2012 9:59:44 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [kwlug-disc] Software Freedom Day planning
>
>
> 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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