[ubuntu-uk] Open Source Day - March 26

Will Bickerstaff will.bickerstaff at gmail.com
Fri Jan 28 19:20:42 UTC 2011

I'll try my best to get there (though very close to baby due day) and would
hope a few more from your neighbours in Worcestershire will be to.

On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 4:46 PM, Sarah Chard <sarah at streetentertainers.co.uk
> wrote:

> Hi everyone
> Herefordshire LUG is organising an Open Source Day on Sat March 26 as a
> follow on from the very successful Software Freedom day event we ran in
> Sept.
> It's a free drop-in event open to everyone - we demonstrate Linux
> operating systems, OS cross platform software and promote and inform
> people about FOSS.
> Many of our LUG members are Ubuntu users and Ubuntu tends to be the
> Linux system we recommend to first time users - we gave away over 60
> Ubuntu discs at our last event (thanks to canonical) to users who ranged
> from business people and students to not-for-profit organisations and
> home users - it was quite a mix as well as nearly 100 of our own cross
> platform Open disc (kindly copied and printed for us gratis by The Linux
> Emporium).
> For our Open Source Day in March we have created our own HOSS Awards -
> Herefordshire Open Source Star Awards - and are looking for nominations
> from businesses, organisations and individuals who have done the most to
> promote and develop the use of FOSS in the county.
> At this event we are also focusing on Open Document Standards and the
> need for compatibility and will be looking at Open/Libre Office in
> particular.
> Dr Mark Wright a Bristol City Council's cabinet member and an Open
> Source advocate will be speaking in the afternoon about his experience
> of Open Source in Local Government.
> So if any of you can come to the event we would love to see you there.
> There is more info up on our website about the event and the HOSS Awards
> http://www.herefordshire.lug.org.uk/
> you can also follow us on facebook  - http://tinyurl.com/3ym78gy
> & twitter http://twitter.com/Hfd_LUG
> Sarah
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