[DC LoCo] Ubuntu-us-dc Digest, Vol 12, Issue 6

Paul Gupta paul at guptaxpn.com
Sat Aug 16 21:26:01 BST 2008


I was wondering about simply attending this event.  I'd like to be more
active in this local Ubuntu group...could someone send me the
information to attend? Or maybe to help out a bit, I haven't the means
to do mass CD burning though.

Anyway, Contact:

Paul Gupta
<paul at guptaxpn.com>

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>    1. Re:  Takoma Park Folk Festival: Mass CD production? OLPC
>       batteries? (Parrish Swann)
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> Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2008 10:30:49 -0400
> From: "Parrish Swann" <parrish.swann at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [DC LoCo] Takoma Park Folk Festival: Mass CD production?
> 	OLPC	batteries?
> To: "Mike Lee" <curiouslee at gmail.com>
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> Well, looks like "no dice" at work.  I can help burn CDs at home if the
> decision is for everyone to do a couple.
>
> Oh...hello everyone.  I'm a newbie to the group.  I look forward to helping
> out on projects like these.
>
> Parrish
>
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> On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 9:37 AM, Mike Lee <curiouslee at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> I was confused too. 50 LiveCDs would be fine for OLPC LCDC. I will have
>> business cards and flyers.
>>
>> Word I got from between the cubicles at OLPC Headquarters when I was there
>> two weeks ago was more like October or November for start of another G1G1.
>> But hopefully they will announce by TPFF.
>>
>> I may even make a special sign that says "NO LAPTOPS FOR SALE TODAY, keep
>> checking laptop.org." In the events I've done, that question gets asked
>> pretty much all the time.
>>
>> Mike
>>
>> On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 9:07 AM, Kevin Cole <dc.loco at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>     
>>> On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 08:56, Parrish Swann <parrish.swann at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>       
>>>> I ask because I may be able to pull a string or two at my job to get
>>>>         
>>> some
>>>       
>>>> CDs pressed.  No guarantees, but I might be able to.  I don't know if
>>>>         
>>> I'll
>>>       
>>>> get 180, but we'll see.
>>>>         
>>> No, no, no.  No need to go to that extreme. That's going to be some
>>> serious overkill for OLPC Learning Club.  I was thinking more like
>>> 50-60.
>>>
>>> a) this will be the first year for OLPC LCDC at Takoma Park.  It took
>>> Ubuntu LoCo two tries to build to 180 CDs.
>>> b) most people who already have a computer would probably feel that
>>> turning it into the equivalent of an XO laptop is a step backwards,
>>> unless they're into innovative ways to teach young children or they're
>>> geeks.
>>>
>>> (I suppose there's always the "Oh, free shit? Gimme, even if I don't
>>> know what the heck it is." mentality, but I'd hate to waste materials
>>> and labor, not to mention the environmental impact of just generating
>>> more landfill material.  If people get home, try it once and throw it
>>> out, that's no good.)
>>>
>>> Mike, any word on G1G1?  'Twould be nice if that were a definite for
>>> TPFF, cuz you know the interested will be asking "Where can I get
>>> one?" and telling them "eBay," sorta sucks.  ;-)
>>>
>>> P.S. If it wasn't clear, we've already got enough Ubuntu CD's to cover
>>> TPFF.  I was only referring to the OLPC Live CD's.
>>>
>>>       
>>>>> On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 01:20, Parrish Swann <parrish.swann at gmail.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>           
>>>>>> How many discs need to be burned?
>>>>>>             
>>>>> Excellent question... No idea.  The 1st year at TPFF we (Ubuntu LoCo
>>>>> and Ubuntu Linux) were pretty much complete unknowns. Last year, we
>>>>> distributed around 180 Ubuntu CD's.
>>>>>
>>>>> I've got our group covered again for this year.  But I imagine OLPC
>>>>> Live CD's will be sort of where we were three years ago, and won't
>>>>> have the benefit of nice packaging, unlike us.
>>>>>           
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