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LiveCDs, and materials on FOSS, Ubuntu, and our team. Most importantly,
we'll be out there talking and connecting with people and generally just
making a big impression on them. We will also offer live installs and do
some cool demonstrations, the basic stuff that should be expected. If we
gain enough resources, another great opportunity is distributing our
materials in the Anime Boston registration bags. This would put our
materials in the hands of almost every single convention attendee. That's
expected to be over 16,000 people!


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s1600-h/Commission___Ubunchu__Akane_by_hayashinomura.jpg>

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s1600-h/Commission___Ubunchu__Akane_by_hayashinomura.jpg>


It's important that we are smart about how we spread
Ubuntu<http://blog.thesilentnumber.me/2009/08/three-ways-we-should-be-sprea=
ding.html>
since
buying a computer with Ubuntu
pre-installed<https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuPre-installed>
is
the most effective way to get people to switch. We are hoping companies who
are committed to FOSS and GNU/Linux will be willing to partner with us for
the event. We have already contacted some manufacturers such as
System76<http://system76.com/>
 and ZaReason <http://www.zareason.com/> and would happy to hear from any
others. With additional funding we may be able to sell Ubuntu merchandise
like bootable USB drives and display some machines from our partner(s) with
anime themes (some good wallpapers from
here<http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=3D&section=3D&q=3Dubunchu>
 and here <http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=3D&section=3D&q=3Dubuntu+tan>).=
 If
possible, we'd like to auction or raffle off a customized laptop with anime
themes and an Anime Boston design laser-etched into it. How cool would that
be!


I might also be signing up for a tech staff or volunteer position at the
event so I can be an inside man solving problems and being a computer hero
all the while spreading Ubuntu to everyone running the convention. If you
thinks you might be interested in doing this, you're encouraged to apply at
the Anime Boston website. During one of the main events at the 2009
convention, I remember hearing Windows error sounds!


On top of all of this, we have a digital camcorder which will capture
everything every step of the way. The video camera records in full HD and
everything (Sony HDR-XR520V if you're curious). So not only would we have a=
n
immediate impact on everyone at the convention, but we can extend our reach
to YouTube and continue to have a lasting impact long after the convention
closes its doors for the year.


As mentioned before, we will be setting a precedent with this project. To
the best of our knowledge this has never been done before or at the very
least not on this scale. Thanks to Linux Fund <http://www.linuxfund.org/>,
we will be able to accept tax-deductible
donations<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiscal_sponsorship> to
cover the costs of this event. Linux Fund is currently in the process of
setting up a system that will allow them to provide this service to other
FOSS community groups at a competitive rate. Such a valuable resource has
not been readily available to unincorporated FOSS groups in the past. This
is a real game-changer: the possibilities are endless. This relationship
reflects the growing trend of FOSS groups building relationships with the
nonprofit community. Once this infrastructure has been implemented, we can
expect to see many more projects of this magnitude and greater spring up.


This is where all of you, the community, come in. We cannot depend so much
on big sponsors to jump on board just yet, so we are going to start with a
community fundraiser to raise money for the essential elements of our
campaign and show our potential sponsors that this is a worthwhile endeavor=
.
The most important element of this campaign is our physical presence at the
Anime Boston conventions so our first fundraising goal will be $700; that's
just 70 people willing to give ten dollars! Help us blow this goal out of
the water so that we can move on to the good stuff. Please repost this
everywhere you can: (micro)blogs, YouTube, etc. Also pitch us your ideas in
the comments of this post and please subscribe to keep up with our
fundraising. Thank you all!


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<div>We, the Ubuntu MA LoCo are organizing a booth at the upcoming 2010 Ani=
me Boston convention and need support-- Please spread the word!=C2=A0</div>=
<div><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" face=3D"arial, helvetica, sans-serif"=
><br></font></div>

<div><a href=3D"http://blog.thesilentnumber.me/2009/11/can-ubuntu-reach-ove=
r-16000-anime.html" target=3D"_blank"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" face=
=3D"arial, helvetica, sans-serif">http://blog.thesilentnumber.me/2009/11/ca=
n-ubuntu-reach-over-16000-anime.html</font></a></div>


<div><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" face=3D"arial, helvetica, sans-serif"=
>Reddit:=C2=A0</font><a href=3D"http://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/a7h7=
1/can_ubuntu_reach_over_16000_anime_lovers_in_april/" target=3D"_blank"><fo=
nt class=3D"Apple-style-span" face=3D"arial, helvetica, sans-serif">http://=
www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/a7h71/can_ubuntu_reach_over_16000_anime_lov=
ers_in_april/</font></a></div>


<div><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" face=3D"arial, helvetica, sans-serif"=
>Digg:=C2=A0</font><a href=3D"http://digg.com/linux_unix/Can_Ubuntu_reach_o=
ver_16_000_anime_lovers" target=3D"_blank"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span"=
 face=3D"arial, helvetica, sans-serif">http://digg.com/linux_unix/Can_Ubunt=
u_reach_over_16_000_anime_lovers</font></a></div>

<div><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" face=3D"arial, helvetica, sans-serif"=
><br></font></div><div><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" face=3D"arial, helv=
etica, sans-serif">Project page:=C2=A0</font><a href=3D"http://linuxfund.or=
g/projects/ubuntu/" target=3D"_blank"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" face=
=3D"arial, helvetica, sans-serif">http://linuxfund.org/projects/ubuntu/</fo=
nt></a></div>


<div><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" face=3D"arial, helvetica, sans-serif"=
>Press release:=C2=A0</font><a href=3D"http://www.ubuntu-massachusetts.com/=
news/1/" target=3D"_blank"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" face=3D"arial, =
helvetica, sans-serif">http://www.ubuntu-massachusetts.com/news/1/</font></=
a><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" face=3D"arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b=
r>

</font></div><div><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" face=3D"arial, helvetica=
, sans-serif"><br></font></div><div><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" face=
=3D"arial, helvetica, sans-serif">The announcement (please forgive me if th=
e formatting is a bit messed up!)--</font></div>


<div><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" face=3D"arial, helvetica, sans-serif"=
><br></font></div><div><blockquote class=3D"gmail_quote" style=3D"margin-to=
p: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0.8ex; border-l=
eft-width: 1px; border-left-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); border-left-style: s=
olid; padding-left: 1ex; ">

Can Ubuntu reach over 16,000 anime lovers in April? Of course it can, with =
the support of the rapidly expanding super mega-awesome community (that&#39=
;s you all)!</blockquote><span style=3D"font-family:Verdana, sans-serif;fon=
t-size:12px;color:rgb(51, 51, 51)"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" color=
=3D"#000000">
</font><div style=3D"text-align:justify"><blockquote><a href=3D"http://3.bp=
.blogspot.com/_PtyHEChBKZw/Swob6bFi3CI/AAAAAAAAd3c/oSGqkw2DnZY/s1600/ubunch=
u-animeboston.png" style=3D"margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em; " target=
=3D"_blank"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" color=3D"#333333"><img border=
=3D"0" height=3D"240" src=3D"http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_PtyHEChBKZw/Swob6bFi=
3CI/AAAAAAAAd3c/oSGqkw2DnZY/s640/ubunchu-animeboston.png" width=3D"640" sty=
le=3D"border-top-style:solid;border-right-style:solid;border-bottom-style:s=
olid;border-left-style:solid;border-width:initial;border-color:initial;bord=
er-top-width:1px;border-right-width:1px;border-bottom-width:1px;border-left=
-width:1px;padding-top:4px;padding-right:4px;padding-bottom:4px;padding-lef=
t:4px;border-top-color:rgb(204, 204, 204);border-right-color:rgb(204, 204, =
204);border-bottom-color:rgb(204, 204, 204);border-left-color:rgb(204, 204,=
 204)"></font></a></blockquote>

<div style=3D"clear:both;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;margin-right:0px=
;margin-top:0px;text-align:center"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" color=
=3D"#000000">
</font></div><span class=3D"Apple-style-span" style=3D"font-size: small;"><=
blockquote><br></blockquote></span><blockquote><a href=3D"http://animebosto=
n.com/" target=3D"_blank"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" color=3D"#333333=
">Anime Boston</font></a>=C2=A0returns for 2010 on April 2-4 and the=C2=A0<=
a href=3D"http://www.ubuntu-massachusetts.com/" target=3D"_blank"><font cla=
ss=3D"Apple-style-span" color=3D"#333333">Ubuntu Massachusetts Local Commun=
ity Team</font></a>=C2=A0has some ambitious plans. Last year,=C2=A0<a href=
=3D"http://blog.thesilentnumber.me/2009/06/anime-boston-2009-recap.html" ta=
rget=3D"_blank"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" color=3D"#333333">I went i=
n on behalf of the team</font></a>=C2=A0and dropped off 50 copies of the=C2=
=A0<a href=3D"http://doctormo.wordpress.com/2009/04/02/ubunchu-the-ubuntu-m=
anga-is-now-in-english/" target=3D"_blank"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span"=
 color=3D"#333333">Ubunchu Manga</font></a>=C2=A0with Jaunty CDs attached, =
and they were all gone within the first couple of hours of the first day of=
 the convention. It seemed to be the only thing on the flyer table that peo=
ple actually wanted! The event was amazing. There were people there from al=
l over the country, even across the world. Over 15,000 people attended and =
that number has risen from little over 4,000 since the first convention in =
2003. For 2010, we&#39;re going to be reaching out to this huge potential u=
ser base. While we&#39;re at it, we&#39;ll also be creating a new model for=
 Linux groups to raise funds for projects without the having to go through =
registering as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or being legally recogniz=
ed in any way.</blockquote>

<div style=3D"margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-top=
:0px"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" color=3D"#000000">
</font></div><blockquote><br></blockquote><blockquote>Ubuntu really is a pe=
rfect candidate for the new operating system of choice for all anime lovers=
, and that is exactly what we aim to make it. Is there a more passionate an=
d tight-knit, yet diverse and open minded cultural phenomenon that we could=
 target than the=C2=A0widespread=C2=A0anime fandom? Convention goers are a =
great target audience. They tend to be slightly on the geeky side but still=
 cool of course and very receptive to Ubuntu. An OS that is beautiful yet s=
till highly customizable, Free and Open Source with a supportive enthusiast=
ic community that very much mirrors their own couldn&#39;t be a better matc=
h! With the right planning along with support from the community and maybe =
a couple of the big dogs, our goals are very attainable.</blockquote>

<div style=3D"margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-top=
:0px"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" color=3D"#000000">
</font></div><blockquote><br></blockquote><blockquote>So, what exactly will=
 we be doing? We can approach this on several levels, starting with setting=
 up a booth in the Dealers&#39; Room of the convention. From here, we can d=
istribute free copies of the Ubunchu Manga,=C2=A0Ubuntu LiveCDs,=C2=A0and m=
aterials on FOSS, Ubuntu, and our team. Most importantly, we&#39;ll be out =
there talking and connecting with people and generally just making a big im=
pression on them. We will also offer live installs and do some cool demonst=
rations, the basic stuff that should be expected.=C2=A0If we gain enough re=
sources, another great opportunity is distributing our materials in the Ani=
me Boston registration bags. This would put our materials in the hands of a=
lmost=C2=A0every single convention attendee. That&#39;s expected to be over=
=C2=A016,000=C2=A0people!</blockquote>

<div style=3D"margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-top=
:0px"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" color=3D"#000000">
</font></div><blockquote><br></blockquote><div style=3D"clear:both;margin-b=
ottom:0px;margin-left:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-top:0px;text-align:center=
">
<a href=3D"http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_PtyHEChBKZw/SvEzXUGVo7I/AAAAAAAAdyU/1V=
JkosS8upo/s1600-h/Commission___Ubunchu__Akane_by_hayashinomura.jpg" style=
=3D"text-decoration: none; clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; =
margin-left: 1em; " target=3D"_blank"></a><blockquote>

<a href=3D"http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_PtyHEChBKZw/SvEzXUGVo7I/AAAAAAAAdyU/1V=
JkosS8upo/s1600-h/Commission___Ubunchu__Akane_by_hayashinomura.jpg" target=
=3D"_blank" style=3D"clear: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em; di=
splay: inline !important; "><img border=3D"0" src=3D"http://2.bp.blogspot.c=
om/_PtyHEChBKZw/SvEzXUGVo7I/AAAAAAAAdyU/1VJkosS8upo/s400/Commission___Ubunc=
hu__Akane_by_hayashinomura.jpg" style=3D"border-top-style:solid;border-righ=
t-style:solid;border-bottom-style:solid;border-left-style:solid;border-widt=
h:initial;border-color:initial;border-top-width:1px;border-right-width:1px;=
border-bottom-width:1px;border-left-width:1px;padding-top:4px;padding-right=
:4px;padding-bottom:4px;padding-left:4px;border-top-color:rgb(204, 204, 204=
);border-right-color:rgb(204, 204, 204);border-bottom-color:rgb(204, 204, 2=
04);border-left-color:rgb(204, 204, 204)"></a></blockquote>

<span class=3D"Apple-style-span" style=3D"font-size: small;"><blockquote><b=
r></blockquote></span><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" color=3D"#000000">
</font></div><blockquote>It&#39;s important that we are smart about=C2=A0<a=
 href=3D"http://blog.thesilentnumber.me/2009/08/three-ways-we-should-be-spr=
eading.html" target=3D"_blank"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" color=3D"#3=
33333">how we spread Ubuntu</font></a>=C2=A0since buying a computer with=C2=
=A0<a href=3D"https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuPre-installed" target=
=3D"_blank"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" color=3D"#333333">Ubuntu pre-i=
nstalled</font></a>=C2=A0is the most effective way to get people to switch.=
=C2=A0We are hoping companies who are committed to FOSS and GNU/Linux=C2=A0=
will be willing to partner with us for the event. We have already contacted=
 some manufacturers such as=C2=A0<a href=3D"http://system76.com/" target=3D=
"_blank"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" color=3D"#333333">System76</font>=
</a>=C2=A0and=C2=A0<a href=3D"http://www.zareason.com/" target=3D"_blank"><=
font class=3D"Apple-style-span" color=3D"#333333">ZaReason</font></a>=C2=A0=
and would happy to hear from any others.=C2=A0With additional funding we ma=
y be able to sell Ubuntu merchandise like bootable USB drives and display s=
ome machines from our partner(s) with anime themes (some good wallpapers fr=
om=C2=A0<a href=3D"http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=3D&amp;section=3D&amp;q=
=3Dubunchu" target=3D"_blank"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" color=3D"#33=
3333">here</font></a>=C2=A0and=C2=A0<a href=3D"http://browse.deviantart.com=
/?qh=3D&amp;section=3D&amp;q=3Dubuntu+tan" target=3D"_blank"><font class=3D=
"Apple-style-span" color=3D"#333333">here</font></a>). If possible, we&#39;=
d like to auction or raffle off a customized laptop with=C2=A0anime themes =
and an=C2=A0Anime Boston design laser-etched into it. How cool would that b=
e!</blockquote>

<div style=3D"margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-top=
:0px"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" color=3D"#000000">
</font></div><blockquote><br></blockquote><blockquote>I might also be signi=
ng up for a tech staff or volunteer position at the event so I can be an in=
side man solving problems and being a computer hero all the while spreading=
 Ubuntu to everyone running the convention. If you thinks you might be inte=
rested in doing this, you&#39;re encouraged to apply at the Anime Boston we=
bsite. During one of the main events at the 2009 convention, I remember hea=
ring Windows error sounds!</blockquote>

<div style=3D"margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-top=
:0px"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" color=3D"#000000">
</font></div><blockquote><br></blockquote><blockquote>On top of all of this=
, we have a digital camcorder which will capture everything every step of t=
he way. The video camera records in full HD and everything (Sony HDR-XR520V=
 if you&#39;re curious). So not only would we have an immediate impact on e=
veryone at the convention, but we can extend our reach to YouTube and conti=
nue to have a lasting impact long after the convention closes its doors for=
 the year.</blockquote>

<div style=3D"margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-top=
:0px"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" color=3D"#000000">
</font></div><blockquote><br></blockquote><blockquote>As mentioned before, =
we will be setting a precedent with this project. To the best of our knowle=
dge this has never been done before or at the very least not on this scale.=
 Thanks to=C2=A0<a href=3D"http://www.linuxfund.org/" target=3D"_blank"><fo=
nt class=3D"Apple-style-span" color=3D"#333333">Linux Fund</font></a>, we w=
ill=C2=A0<a href=3D"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiscal_sponsorship" target=
=3D"_blank"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" color=3D"#333333">be able to a=
ccept tax-deductible donations</font></a>=C2=A0to cover the costs of this e=
vent.=C2=A0Linux Fund is currently in the process of setting up a system th=
at will allow them to provide this service to other FOSS community groups a=
t a competitive rate. Such a valuable resource has not been readily availab=
le to=C2=A0unincorporated=C2=A0FOSS groups in the past. This is a real game=
-changer: the possibilities are endless. This relationship reflects the gro=
wing trend of FOSS groups building relationships with the nonprofit communi=
ty. Once this=C2=A0infrastructure=C2=A0has been implemented, we can expect =
to see many more projects of this magnitude and greater spring up.</blockqu=
ote>

<div style=3D"margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-top=
:0px"><font class=3D"Apple-style-span" color=3D"#000000">
</font></div><blockquote><br></blockquote><blockquote>This is where all of =
you, the community, come in. We cannot depend so much on big sponsors to ju=
mp on board just yet, so we are going to start with a community fundraiser =
to raise money for the essential elements of our campaign and show our pote=
ntial sponsors that this is a worthwhile endeavor. The most important eleme=
nt of this campaign is our physical presence at the Anime Boston convention=
s so our first fundraising goal will be $700; that&#39;s just 70 people wil=
ling to give ten dollars!=C2=A0Help us blow this goal out of the water so t=
hat we can move on to the good stuff. Please repost this everywhere you can=
: (micro)blogs, YouTube, etc. Also pitch us your ideas in the comments of t=
his post and please subscribe to keep up with our fundraising. Thank you al=
l!</blockquote>

</div><div style=3D"text-align: left;"><br></div></span></div><div>-- <br>=
=E2=98=AE=E2=99=A5=E2=92=B6 - <a href=3D"http://www.google.com/profiles/dan=
ny.piccirillo" target=3D"_blank">http://www.google.com/profiles/danny.picci=
rillo</a><br>
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