SouthEast LinuxFest Coming to Clemson, SC on June 13th!

Kevin Jones community at
Thu Mar 26 01:15:27 GMT 2009

The SouthEast LinuxFest (SELF) is a community event that is open to everyone
who is interested in Linux and Free & Open Source Software. SELF will be
held at the Clemson University Hendrix Student Center in Clemson, SC on
June, 13th 2009.

We have an "all-star" line-up of F/LOSS speakers who have generously offered
to commit their time, and to share their knowledge and insight to help us
grow "Linux in the GNU/South."  The following speakers have (barring any
issues which may arise) confirmed their attendance:

- Chris DiBona, Google (
- Brian Leonard, Sun Microsystems (
- Wendy Seltzer, EFF ( )
- Mark Spencer, Digium (
- Icculus a.k.a., Ryan Gordon (
- Paul Frields, Fedora (
- Michael DeHaan, Red Hat (
- Russel Bryant, Digium (
- Robbie Workman, Slackware (
- Pete Granger, Canonical/Ubuntu (
- Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier, openSUSE (
- Wade Olson, KDE (

While we are making spirited progress, we cannot do this without the support
of other LUG's and LoCo's in the Southeast.  Having strong LUG support is
vital to the success of our event, both in it being a memorable and
enjoyable experience, and in our seeking additional sponsorship.  You can
begin supporting this event now by: posting the SELF banner on your blogs,
wikis, and Web sites; printing copies of the SELF flyers ( and and
distributing them at your meetings and around your community; and by asking
your members to register on the SELF Web site.  Feel free to appoint someone
from your LUG to join our mailing list, and to attend our weekly IRC
meetings (every Tuesday night at 9pm EST on #southeastlinuxfest), so that
they can keep your LUG up to date on our plans as we move forward.
We are looking for sponsors! Businesses, non-profits, and educational
institutions interested in sponsoring SELF should direct inquiries to
info at A vendor prospectus is available on our Web

Please visit to:
    - Get event updates.
    - Submit technical papers for peer review (for a limited time only).
    - Register your LUG, and tell us if you are interested in presenting on
a particular topic of interest.
    - Reserve a table space for your LUG if you'd like to showcase your
group and it's activities.
    - Get audio and visual materials to help promote the event...and much

Help us to spread the word about SELF '09 to your local businesses,
non-profits, colleges and universities, and anywhere else you might find
Linux users, supporters, and newbies. We want this event to be fun and
educational for Linux users of all skill-levels. There will be a number of
breakout sessions held throughout the day where users can learn tips and
tricks, as well as pick up useful skills and information from their peers.
If members of your LUG or LoCo are interested in hosting a breakout session
or setting up a booth to showcase your efforts in the community, please
contact community at

Don't miss out on this event! Register today at

If you have any questions, suggestions, or ideas, please let us know via our
IRC channel, or by joining our mailing list at We
look forward to hearing from you soon!


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