[ubuntu-uk] we suck or we just act differently?

Andy Loughran andy at zrmt.com
Mon Jul 9 23:29:06 BST 2007


Rick is currently the CEO of the opensourceconsortium in the UK.

I'm sure he'll have no problems in giving you details of the tux suit - I can get in contact if you like?

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Andy Loughran
www.zrmt.com
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Rob Beard" <rob at esdelle.co.uk>
To: "British Ubuntu Talk" <ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com>
Sent: 09 July 2007 23:23:16 o'clock (GMT) Europe/London
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] we suck or we just act differently?

alan c wrote:
> Rob Beard wrote:
>> Matthew Larsen wrote:
>>> count me in too
>>>
>>> On 09/07/07, alan c <aeclist at candt.waitrose.com> wrote:
>>>> Matthew Larsen wrote:
>>>>> Maybe its the abundance of talk and lack of action thats the problem.
>>>> I trust you do not include me in that comment?
>>>> I spend a full day each month at my local computer fair, give talks to
>>>> local clubs, contact local shops and libraries and they have my
>>>> leaflets..... and exhibitions too when possible.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> alan cocks
>>>> Kubuntu user#10391
>>>>
>> I'd be interested in helping out where I can.
>>
>> One thought which was discussed at the D&C LUG which would possibly get 
>> some sort of newspaper coverage is to adopt a penguin at a zoo.
>>
>> Just a thought, it's something different and newspapers/news teams are 
>> always looking for something different even if it's just to fill a bit 
>> of space.
> 
> I have been on the lookout for a person sized Penguin suit (Tux would 
> be ideal). The cutting patterns for tux are open source and it should 
> be no real problem to scale up to person size. Any one good with 
> suitable material? I embarrass my better half by handing out leaflets 
> on the subject and if I dressed up in a tux costume and played the 
> fool I had better keep it secret or I might not get let back into the 
> house..... :-)
> 

I'll see if I can find out.  I went to a business networking event last 
year and there was a guy in a Tux suit who funnily enough is a big 
supporter of Linux in Devon.

The business was Adaptive IT, I think the director was called Rick 
Timmis, their web site is here: http://www.adaptive-it.co.uk/index.html

Rob



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