[Ubuntu-be] An idea for extra representations

guy duportail guy at linux-service.be
Tue Feb 9 17:50:42 GMT 2010

On Tuesday 09 February 2010 10:10:54 Alain Baudrez wrote:
> Hello,
> Besides the Dipro fair where we are a regular participant, we need to
> broaden our horizon in order to promote FOSS and Ubuntu in particular.
> The Dipro fairs are nice, but during the last years the impact, and
> popularity of those fairs has gone downhill. It is becoming an exclusive
> hardware fair where our stand is the only software related one. This is
> nice, because we attract attention that way, but OTOH the visitors to the
> Dipro's are more hardware than software inclined.
> I was thinking that, as most of our members are still student or parents
> with school going children and some or teachers that it must be possible to
> open a small Ubuntu stand during the open-deur dagen in your or your
> children's schools. Maybe that is something that you should inject as an
> agenda point in the different school committees such as the ouderraad .
> Organizers of such a stand would be logistically supported by the events
> team with material and eventually manpower. With over 400 'steunpunten' if
> a mere 10% joins the project, we have approx. 40 extra representations.
> Studenten en/of ouders van studenten of onderwijzend personneel kan
> eventueel gebruik maken van de 'open-deur' dagen om er een Ubuntu stand op
> te zetten. Support zou dezelfde zijn als deze voor een stand op een dipro
> fair.
> Des étudiants, leur parents ou des instituteurs pourraient profiter des
> journées portes-ouvertes pour y placer un Ubuntu-stand. Le soutien logistic
> serait le mêmem que pour les fairs dipro.
> A.J. Baudrez
That is correct.Schools do not use opensource software because they do not 
know it.
I see that the frequent "ictdag.be" get's more than 300 visitors for different 
session.But this event is mostly sponsored by MS.
Next Ict-praktijkdag is on 25 may in Ghent.Can someone ask price for a session 
of 2.5 h or a small 20 min session or expo stand for ubuntu, so I can examine 
for sponsoring this.


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