[IoMLUG] Software Freedom Day - Planning - Update & Help Please!

Bob Amser bob.amser at googlemail.com
Tue Sep 3 20:11:43 UTC 2013


I'm available to help out. New to the IOM (2 Months) I've been working with
mostly Linux OS & apps but also have dabbled in FreeBSD and OpenBSD and
some other free OS systems.

Have  been using Mythbuntu - Ubuntu based media center at home for about 4
years and have just done in new install for Freesat that has 3TB storage. I
have been using Linux since about 2000 and other OpenSource stuff over the

At work we are mostly a WinOS shop but use Open Source or free software for
mail servers (Postfix), system monitoring (Zabbix),
helpdesk(Request-Tracker) and any other apps I can find that will
substitute for commercial products. I'm also a strong Python advocate and
try to use it as much as possible.

I can bring 4 raspberry pi boxes along if someone can supply keyboards,
mice & displays (need HDMI connection & cables) on the day.

I hate giving presentations but willing to chat to folks one to one or in
small groups.

Steve Lewis

On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 8:52 AM, Dan Wood <mr.dan.wood at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I'm writing to update you with the planning for our Software Freedom
> Day event on Saturday 21st September.
> We've been offered a nice venue on North Quay, Douglas in which to
> hold our event. This seems like a good location to me in terms of
> parking, transport links etc.
> There are a few pictures posted here so you can get some idea of what
> is on offer: http://imgur.com/a/cuYTk
> Unfortunately I had to make an unplanned trip off-island to assist a
> family member who had been rushed in to hospital, so I wasn't able to
> make any enquiries about the other suggestions people made. Thank you
> to all for those ideas though.
> With their now being less than a month to Software Freedom Day, I'd
> like to propose that we accept the offer of using Nadine House on
> North Quay.
> Please post to the list ASAP if you disagree strongly, and are
> prepared to sort an alternative.
> So, with the venue almost sorted we now need to think about the event
> itself. Please could you post to the list and let me know:
> 1. Are you able and willing to volunteer some time on Saturday 21st
> September?
> 2. Do you have any 'demo' of Free Software you could bring? Is there a
> talk or presentation you can deliver?
> Once I know who can help, and what skills we have it should be
> reasonable easy to sort out a schedule for the day and then we can all
> start on the publicity.
> Looking forward to hearing from you,
> Dan
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