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Re: [vox-outreach] Software Freedom Day results
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Re: [vox-outreach] Software Freedom Day results

Bill Kendrick wrote:
LUGOD had a successful demo booth at yesterday's Farmers Market,
as part of Software Freedom Day.  Nick Schmalenberger and Grace brought a
table and LUGOD's demo computer, and they, Alex Mandel and Henry House set
up the booth.  I joined them to help staff it later.

Alex burned some giveaway CDs of Ubuntu and Knoppix.  Together with those,
we had some leftover Knoppix, FreeSMUG and Helix (and Ubuntu?) discs.
There were flyers for this Monday's KDRT presentation and October's
Google visit, as well as some leftover flyers on OSS (with example
software), OSS and Linux in Schools, and "Who is LUGOD?", which we handed
out a lot of.

At one point, we spoke to each of the folks running for Davis School Board
who had booths at the Market, and told them about us, OSS and Linux,
and encouraged them to look into it.

Valley Oaks Elementary School on E 8th is apparently being closed due to low
enrollment, and there's a group trying to turn it into a charter 'tech'
school -- apparently, each student would get a laptop.  We encouraged
them to look into OSS and Linux as well, and they seemed quite excited
to meet us, and want to start a dialog.

Anyway, thanks to everyone who made this possible!  I'll post photos
from Alex and I when I get the chance...

Also thank Henry for burning a good deal of CDs.

Here's my followup report on all the different FOSS Cds out there right now, of which almost every single one came out with a new version this month. The notable thing is only one contains a liveCD, and is a derivative of theOpenCD.

Also most of these are under 600MB which makes them good candidates for those donated CDRWs we got in May

Name - Platform - Licensing - Site - Last Release
F Suite CD - Mac(Intel & PPC versions) - FOSS - www.freesumg.org - 0709
The Open CD - Win - FOSS - http://theopencd.org/ - 0709
Software for Starving Students - Mac & Win - Free(OSS and Freeware) - http://softwarefor.org/ - 0709
OSSWIN - Win - FOSS -http://www.ttcsweb.org/osswin-cd/ -ver1.8 on 0709
Open Source Free CD - Win/Bootable Slax LiveCD -Free(OSS and Freeware)- http://www.opensourcefreecd.org/ -4PointZero

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