[HLUG] Sept LUG Meeting - this Weds & Software Freedom Day Organisation notes
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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
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,
On 13 September 2009 at 11:53 Julian Robbins <joolsr1 at googlemail.com> wrote:
> 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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