[clug] Software Freedom Day 2010 plans

Ian Bardsley ifb777 at tpg.com.au
Tue Jun 29 23:39:58 MDT 2010

On 30/06/10 08:24, Paul Wayper wrote:
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> It's time to kick off planning for Software Freedom Day in September.  We have
> about 2000 blank CDs from Linux Australia for burning images on (we don't have
> to use all of them, of course), and the big thing is going to be getting the
> word out to people.
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Not putting my hand up for anything concrete yet as I may be OS at that 
time.  Still trying to make arrangements.

However, I would like to throw a couple of ideas into the pot for 
marketing the event:

1.  Have someone prepare 250-300 words on the FOSS concept, features and 
benefits and offer it to the Canberra Times, Chronical and City News as 

2.  Approach Local Radio for a 5 minute or better slot talking about 
FOSS.  I wouldn't mind betting ABC Local would be in it.

3.  Approach major retailers for a donation of a budget Netbook, load on 
Linux and offer it as a Raffle Prize during the Computer Fair with the 
Raffle to to be drawn at the Install Fest.  Winner gets the netbook and 
3 hours of Linux training.  Proceeds to Charity.

But wait, there's more.........no, just kidding.  Just my two bobs worth.

Regards to all
Ian Bardsley

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