[kwlug-disc] Software Freedom Day: help wanted

John Kerr johneddie.kerr at gmail.com
Thu Aug 8 10:01:37 EDT 2013

Hi Gang

September 14 is spoken for and since the 21st is the closest Saturday to
our 30th Wedding anniversary I better leave that day open for other stuff
than computer stuff as well.



On Wed, Aug 7, 2013 at 10:43 PM, 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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