[Ubuntu-US-CA] Possiblity of sharing space with Ubuntu-CA

Grant Bowman grantbow at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 09:48:11 UTC 2009

Hello Bill!

I saw your postings to the many LUG mail lists I am subscribed to.  I
am sorry I have not been able to respond to each one on each list, but
having one discussion here makes sense.  We talked about this briefly
a couple times when I visited Davis for meetings.

When you say share space, exactly what are you proposing?  banners?  handouts?

For our own planning we are finalizing the purchase of electricity for
the .ORG Pavilion booth #4 (not free this year), thinking about giving
out CDs (both prepared by us individually and burning images on site)
and scheduling who will be at the booth talking about the latest and
greatest in the Ubuntu spheres.  We queried the Canonical led
Ubuntu-Marketing mailing list but have not heard back anything about
Canonical's presence.  We either have or will request a conference
pack from Canonical for some shirts, stickers and fliers.
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuAtConferences  Currently we fall into
the "Pack B" Category but we are working to get California "Approved"

Just before Oscon there will be a Community Leadership Summit headed
by Canonical's Community Manager, Jono Bacon.  He's been quite busy
with audio and video casts these days.  More info is available from:

As for LinuxWorld (linuxworldexpo.com, this old URL still redirects),
our group at our last IRC meeting (and Larry Cafiero mentioned that
the Fedora group) agreed not to do any formal events at "Open Source
World" (the new name) at the San Francisco Moscone Center Aug 12-13. I
hear Microsoft will have a presence at Open Source World this year.

Grant Bowman

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 12:20 PM, Bill Kendrick<nbs at sonic.net> wrote:
> Hi there, this is Bill Kendrick, co-founder and president of the
> Linux Users' Group of Davis [1][2].  ( http://www.lugod.org/ )
> I took it upon myself (since I always seem to be the one who does this
> kind of stuff ;^) ) to query the local Linux User Groups and find out
> if they'd be interested in putting together a LUG booth at this year's
> OSCON in July.
> (LUGOD had their own booth at LinuxWorld Expo once, and we put together
> a multi-LUG booth at another LWE.)
> Unfortunately, it seems I didn't get around to asking the LUGs and
> confirming with O'Reilly until it was too late: the .ORG Pavillion is
> full, and we've been put onto a waiting list.
> I heard that Ubuntu-CA will be having a booth there, and wondered if
> you'd be willing to share some space for the LUGs and some volunteers.
> Right now I've jotted down a dozen people, representing six bay area LUGs,
> who've shown interest in seeing this happen and/or helping make it happen.
> See the OSCON booth organizing page I've put up over at the LUGOD site:
> http://lugod.org/projects/oscon/ [3]
> Would this be possible?  Is Ubuntu-CA interested?
> Thanks!
> --
> -bill!
> Linux Users' Group of Davis
> http://www.lugod.org/
> [1] I'm also lead dev. of Tux Paint, and a user of Kubuntu on my and my
>    wife's laptops :)
> [2] I'm proud to say LUGOD just turned 10 years old, and continues meeting
>    regularly. :)
> [3] You can also see our LinuxWorld booth organizing page for 2003, 2004 and
>    2007, here: http://lugod.org/projects/lwe/
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