Bryan Basil bryanlbasil at gmail.com
Thu May 28 19:50:47 BST 2009

Jim Popovitch wrote:
> On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 13:58, Bryan Basil<bryanlbasil at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello, everyone. :-)
>> I've spoken with a couple of people on the LoCo team, including Jon Reagan,
>> and proposed the idea of an Ubucon.  An Ubucon is pretty much a gathering of
>> Ubuntu users in a select area, usually organised by its LoCo.  In my idea,
>> however, the activities might be a bit different, as I would invite anyone
>> who would like to show up, and perhaps run advertisements in the newspaper.
>> I would try to gather a lot of sponsors, so we could get enough money to do
>> everything that I'd like to do (maybe rent a small park, get tents/whatever
>> to set up, and build stands).
>> I think a big part of this would be presentations of the software, and the
>> opportunity for non-users to test run Ubuntu to see how it feels.  There
>> might be talk-backs and Q and A presentations as well; the possibilities are
>> pretty endless provided we actually see the money.
>> Anyway, it's only an idea as of now, and I'm just seeing where it will go
>> from here at this point.
>> I'd like to propose that all who are interested meet in an irc meeting TBA,
>> so we can discuss other ideas.  No matter what form this idea takes, I'd
>> like to see it happen.
>> I suppose we should just post to this list with our email addresses, and the
>> next person to add his or her name to the list can copy/paste the others,
>> holding them in place and building a collective list.  Once I see a
>> substantial amount of support (maybe 10 people) I will organize when the
>> meeting will take place, and in what room.
> How would any of that be different from what we have now?
> -Jim P.

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