[CALUG] Software Freedom Day Presenters

Josh Rhoderick rhoderickj at gmail.com
Sun Aug 17 14:28:36 BST 2008


Personally, I think Samba and CUPS are the armpit of Linux, and maybe all of
FOSS. Difficult to configure, annoying to use, poorly documented. They work
but, beyond that, I couldn't promote them with a clear conscience. But
that's just me.

-- Josh

On Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 9:21 AM, Matt Burkhardt <mlb at imparisystems.com>wrote:

> Or maybe something about applications for businesses that can run on
> servers?  For example, Samba and CUPS vs. Windows Server 2008.
>
> On Sun, 2008-08-17 at 08:30 -0400, Josh Rhoderick wrote:
>
> > Exploring cross-platform apps seems like a good idea. When people first
> > discover FOSS, they invariably begin with apps they can run in their
> current
> > operating environment. Showing people that options like OpenOffice.org,
> > Firefox, Thunderbird, Pidgin, KeePass (I love -- no, *LOVE* -- Keypass)
> > etc., are available for their platform of choice can go a long way to
> > proving that FOSS is not just usable, but often superior to the
> proprietary
> > alternatives. Hell, if we could convince just a few people that Microsoft
> > Word isn't the only word processor in the world, I'd consider that a
> major
> > success.
> >
> > As for Amarok on Ubuntu, have any of you used Exaile (the Amarok-inspired
> > GTK music player)? I've been using it for a while now and I'm thoroughly
> > impressed, even though Exaile has not yet even made it a 1.0 release.
> >
> > -- Josh
> >
> >
> > On Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 12:18 PM, John Biggs <pcgenius at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > If the average desktop user is our target we should remove some items
> from
> > > the list.
> > >
> > > Focus on:
> > > The OS - Ubuntu
> > > Web Browsing - Firefox
> > > Email - Thunderbird
> > > Office - OpenOffice.org
> > >
> > > Then Maybe:
> > > IM - Pigin
> > > Finances - gnucash
> > > Music - Amarok
> > > Movies - vlc
> > > Pictures - f-spot/gimp
> > >
> > > Avoid things like inkscape, blender, etc
> > >
> > > On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 9:24 PM, Craig Younkins <cyounkins at gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > This is a very desktop-centric list of topics.  Is that the target
> > > > audience?
> > > >
> > > > Yes, the average desktop user is our target audience.
> > > >
> > > > Craig Younkins
> > > >
> > > > On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 9:11 PM, Jason Dixon <jason at dixongroup.net>
> > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 05:03:51PM -0400, Craig Younkins wrote:
> > > > > >  I am pleased to announce that the Ubuntu Maryland LoCo Team has
> a
> > > > > > room for Software
> > > > > > Freedom Day 2008 <http://softwarefreedomday.org/>. Taking place
> on
> > > > > September
> > > > > > 20th at the Howard County Library Miller
> > > > > > Branch<http://hclibrary.org/index.php?page=66>,
> > > > > > we will be running presentations on free, open-source software
> > > > throughout
> > > > > > the day to encourage the public to take advantage of the wide
> array
> > > of
> > > > > > available FOSS software.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > We are actively looking for presenters for a number of topics. We
> aim
> > > > for
> > > > > > cross-platform programs that we know people can take advantage of
> in
> > > > > their
> > > > > > daily lives. You can find a list of programs we would love to
> cover
> > > > > > here<
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MarylandTeam/Events/SoftwareFreedomDay2008#Possible%20Presentations
> > > > > >,
> > > > > > but please, do not feel constrained to this list.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > If you are interested in giving a presentation on a piece of
> > > software,
> > > > > > please feel free to contact the team at
> sfd08 at ubuntu-maryland.orgfor
> > > > > more
> > > > > > details. If you would like to sign up for a time slot, please
> email
> > > the
> > > > > name
> > > > > > of the software you will be covering as well as an approximate
> time
> > > > frame
> > > > > > you want.
> > > > >
> > > > > This is a very desktop-centric list of topics.  Is that the target
> > > > > audience?
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > Jason Dixon
> > > > > DixonGroup Consulting
> > > > > http://www.dixongroup.net/
> > > > >
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