LUG outreach

Darcy Casselman dscassel at
Tue Nov 9 03:05:16 UTC 2010

Hi Chris,

I'd definitely like to get you to write up a blog post about that once
we have a blog.  :)

Are you a member of BGLUG?  Do you go to meetings?


On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 9:48 AM, Chris <candive1 at> wrote:
> Darcy,
> I am the new Volunteer Director of the S.T.A.R.S. ( Supplying Technology to
> At Risk Students ) Program for Bruce, Grey & now Simcoe Counties.
> Started by Andrew Howlett ( and Francesca Dobbyn United Way of
> Bruce Grey.
> We take donated PC's & Laptops P-4 and above, check / repair
> if necessary and install the latest Ubuntu.
> We also service said computers N/C and help any Student learn to use Ubuntu
> if they ask for help.
> Recently we had 42 HP Compaq Laptops(8710p & nx9420) Donated to our cause.
> We are expecting a similar donation of Desk top PC's.
> This is a Great Program and I am very proud to be a part of it.
> Chris.
> a.k.a. LinuxPusher
> On Sun, Nov 7, 2010 at 5:44 PM, Darcy Casselman <dscassel at> wrote:
>> Mark and Ilija stepped up at the last meeting and offered to help with
>> contacting LUGs.  Rather than going over this with them individually,
>> I thought I'd run it by everyone and see if it's something they'd like
>> to do.
>> We just want to let LUGs know that we're out here.
>> If they're doing something Ubuntu-specific, we'd like to know about
>> it, so we can let the broader Ubuntu community know.  We're happy to
>> publicise Ubuntu- and Linux-related events (especially once we have a
>> working website...).  And we can get them CDs to distribute if they're
>> out spreading Free Software in their community.
>> In return, all we ask is they let their members know about Ubuntu
>> Canada.  That we'd be happy for any interested people in their
>> community to join our mailing list
>> (, join our forum
>> ( and chat in our IRC channel
>> (#ubuntu-ca on Freenode).
>> I'd encourage any of you to sign up for the mailing list of a LUG near
>> you and let them know we're here.  If you can, go out to a meeting!
>> I've found KWLUG to be a great way to find out more about esoteric
>> technical topics I wouldn't have thought about otherwise, and to meet
>> up with like minded Free Software enthusiasts.  If you join in, I'm
>> sure you'll find people there who would be happy to help you get more
>> out of Ubuntu and Free Software.
>> Darcy.
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