[CALUG] Software Freedom Day Presenters

John Biggs pcgenius at gmail.com
Sun Aug 17 16:24:44 BST 2008


I don't know if business is at all our target here. If someone has a
specific question about ERM, printing, etc we should have these things on
hand to suggest. But I wouldn't suggest presenting them to the general
audience.

John

On Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 9:35 AM, Matt Burkhardt <mlb at imparisystems.com>wrote:

> Lol!
>
> Well, then how about some of the apps - like vTiger, Wordpress,
> OpenBravo, etc
>
> On Sun, 2008-08-17 at 09:28 -0400, Josh Rhoderick wrote:
> > 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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> >
> >         Matt Burkhardt, MSTM
> >         President
> >         Impari Systems, Inc.
> >         401 Rosemont Avenue
> >         Frederick, MD  21701
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> Impari Systems, Inc.
> 401 Rosemont Avenue
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