[Ubuntu-US-CA] OSCON, Power/Internet

Grant Bowman grantbow at gmail.com
Sat May 16 00:13:11 UTC 2009

On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 4:13 PM, Neal Bussett <neal at bussett.com> wrote:
> I don't see any particular need for internet access at all.  We'll just
> have to be sure we snag all the stuff we need beforehand (isos, is there
> anything else we really /need/? I don't think we need a mirror, but we
> could always have one).
> If we do need internet, it certainly wouldn't be for all/most of our
> computers.

Agreed, I don't think we really need an Internet connection either.  I
just wanted to let everyone know the official pricing and terms.

Speaking of computers for the booth, when will someone be checking
into bzr that ubuntudisc.py we need to even try to run buntustand?

> That being said, we should also consider the feasibility of doing a booth
> with little/no power.  Do we think that would be feasible?
> The only issue in my mind is the CDs.  We could batch them beforehand,
> and then use a laptop or two to create custom CDs for oddball requests
> (perhaps bring in a UPS or other sort of battery to help with this)?

I think many people are inherently quite visual so having a machine or
two running Jaunty would be a big bonus.  I think no machines will be
a disadvantage, especially at Oscon with such knowledgeable attendees,
yet I am sure we can make do if need be.

Times are tough all over.  If there is no fund raising, no donors and
no tricky neighborly maneuvers we will have to operate without power.
It all depends on who can help out.

I would be willing to contribute some money for power but I can not
afford the whole thing.  How many others would be willing to help in
even the smallest way?

Grant Bowman
Ubuntu California

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