[kwlug-disc] Software Freedom Day: help wanted

Peter Melse peter_melse at gto.net
Thu Aug 8 01:06:27 EDT 2013

I'm out of town for a wedding that weekend, though I'd be willing to
volunteer by prepping ISO's as dvd's, or usb sticks ahead of time.

On Wed, 7 Aug 2013 22:43:13 -0400
Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca> wrote:

> At work we (at Computer Recycling/The Working Centre)
> are talking about hosting Software Freedom Day this year. 
> It looks like somebody (somebody named Bob Jonkman, in fact) has
> already put us on the map: 
> http://wiki.softwarefreedomday.org/2013/Canada/Kitchener
> The question is whether there is enough energy in the community to
> make this event happen (and a success). So: this is a call for
> helpers: 
> - People to help publicize the event
> - People to help organize the event (What should we do? Are DVDs and
>   CDs obsolete yet?)
> - People to offer presentations (if we do presentations)
> - People to help host the day (if we do an installfest)
> At this point, it looks like The Working Centre would be willing to
> host if we get enough outside help, because we are kind of stretched
> to do all of the organizing ourselves. I don't know exactly what
> "enough" means, but getting some volunteers in response to this
> posting would be a nice start. 
> If you are finding this plea for help too demanding, then there is no
> problem if somebody else wants to host.
> Another factor is the date. Once again Sept 21 conflicts with the
> Royal Medieval Faire, which sucks away potential Software Freedom Day
> volunteers. We could change the date, perhaps to a week later. Should
> we?
> - Paul

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