[HLUG] Sept LUG Meeting - this Weds & Software Freedom Day Organisation notes

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Sun Sep 13 18:50:44 UTC 2009

Dear all,
Just to confirm that an early afternoon finish suits me too.

I am assuming I still need to bring a  box or two for demonstrating installs,
and will try to talk to Mathew beforehand to discuss any possible issues.

I have tried briefly to use the online resources to make a poster, and failed as
they were all for earlier years. My current dayjob is also extending into
evenings and weekends ( and bankholidays) so I have not the slacktime to devote
to this, but I plan to be there Saturday as promised. I shall do my best to make
the meeting.

Meantime may I suggest that a press release to all local media would not go
amiss ( needs to be before Tuesday for HT and dont forget Shropshire Star), a
cut and paste of the international mission statement together with time and
place should suffice.

Hope to see you all wednesday, if not then Saturday,

Pete H@

On 13 September 2009 at 11:53 Julian Robbins <joolsr1 at googlemail.com> wrote:

> Hi
> Sorry its a bit short notice, between family getting colds and a holiday a
> couple of weeks ago, our next LUG meeting is on this coming WEDNESDAY, ie
> the 16th September, at 7.30pm at Cookies in Leominster (details on website
> of meeting venue)
> Primarily the meeting's main topic is about the forthcoming Software Freedom
> Day http://softwarefreedomday.org/about, which is on this coming Saturday,
> ie 19th Sept. SFD is where you can can involved in a worldwide event, where
> we can educate and demonstrate to the Herefordshire public what's Linux &
> Open Source is all about. The website describes it as* :-
> Software Freedom Day (SFD) is a worldwide celebration of Free and Open
> Source Software (FOSS). Our goal in this celebration is to educate the
> worldwide public about of the benefits of using high quality FOSS in
> education, in government, at home, and in business -- in short, everywhere!
> *
> We really need to know how many people can help on the day, but to keep
> things simple, I have decided that we will do a shorter day, probably from
> 9.30am to about 2pm instead. This is for 2 reasons :-
> 1. Only Pete Linnell and myself have so far committed to attending the event
> ! So obviously we need more LUG members who are happy to help
> 2. Leominster on a Sat afternoon, is very quiet anyway !
> Some good news, I spoke to Mathew, the owner of Cookies yesterday and he is
> happy to put up some banners etc in his shop window (where we're are having
> the event) this week about SFD, and Linux & Open Source. He also has a
> number of Linux Mint PC's he is looking to sell that are pre-installed, so
> we have some pc's to demo on, and that the public can actually buy if they
> prefer, WITH proper support. So we have a lot of bases covered there. Mathew
> is also very much happy to help on Saturday too which is important.
> I have some contacts at BBC H&W, so its possible that we could get some
> promotion, or even an interview about SFD and ours and Worcester's event.
> Time is pressing now, we all have less time than we would like for projects
> like this, but please if you're able to either help organise the event,
> and/or attend on Saturday reply to this email and let me know when you can
> help. If you can only make it for a couple of hours on Sat that's fine - I
> know people have busy lives.
> Our Wednesday meeting can be used to organise the what's, why's, how's, etc
> for Saturday. I'm sure we will have time for the usual linux relaterd
> discussions and software/hardware help too.
> If you are a lurker, or a newcomer to the group, pls attend on Weds, it will
> be a good way to get to know us, and I'm sure Saturday will be a lot of fun.
> Thanks for reading
> Julian your friendly Herefordshire LUGmaster
> PS Further Organisational SFD details to follow soon.
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