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

Jack Deslippe jdeslip at berkeley.edu
Thu Jun 11 15:21:40 UTC 2009


How big (in physical size) is the Ubuntu-CA booth?  I guess Bill was 
hoping to use ~half of the space to be manned by local LUGs?  To be 
honest, unless there is a lot of space, I think it is a better idea to 
use the space to provide a well put together booth demoing and providing 
information of Ubuntu.  I say this because I think (if we prepare 
properly) the Ubuntu booth should be a very professional visually 
appealing area similar to what you would expect from say Red Hat.  While 
a LUG booth can be just a few people sitting around handing out 
flyers/disks.  I do think it would be appropriate to hand out flyers 
from local LUGs where people can find out more. 

So, It is somewhat against my own interests to say this, but I don't 
think it is really a good idea to have the booth split in two from a 
purely marketing/visual point of you.  If it is a large space, I think 
we can get away with this.
Is this the only Ubuntu table at OSCON?  Or is there something official 
from Canonical?  Or are you still trying to find that out?  If this 
doesn't represent "the" Ubuntu booth at OSCON, then we can/should 
probably be more flexible. 

Finally, is there a page on the wiki for people to sign up for times?  
Regardless of how this turns out, I would like to spend some time with 
both the Ubuntu booth and whatever Local-LUG presence is at OSCON.



I haven't seen a lot of discussion on this list

Grant Bowman wrote:
> 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"
> soon.
> 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:
> http://www.jonobacon.org/2009/04/12/community-leadership-summit-2009/
> 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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