[sf-lug] quick report on today's FOSS demo / installfest

jim stockford jim at well.com
Sat Dec 15 22:29:07 PST 2007

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On Dec 15, 2007, at 5:44 PM, Christian Einfeldt wrote:

> hi,
> I just wanted to give you a quick report on today's installfest.  We 
> had a wonderful day today.  72 clients showed up throughout the day, 
> according to what I overheard in a review after the fact.  We 
> installed GNU Linux distros on several clients machines, and in most 
> cases, these were rank newbies who had never heard of Linux before 
> today.  Every client with whom I spoke or whose conversations I over 
> heard seemed quite positive about Linux.  We gave out the info sheets 
> with the SF-LUG information on it.  We also hand-modified the info 
> sheet to let people know that they could contact St. Anthony's if they 
> have additional information, pursuant to Karl Robillard's request 
> (Karl works at St. Anthony's). 
> This event was so well attended and so well run that they are planning 
> on doing another one in January.  Also, I made connections with people 
> in San Francisco city government who are now interested in taking more 
> steps toward introducing FOSS into schools and low-income housing.  
> This was truly a wonderful day.  A mini digital tipping point happened 
> today !
> Question:  does this list permit photographs?  I have received 
> photographs from one of the members of our community, Charles 
> Francis.  I will be posting those pics to the Digital Tipping Point 
> Picasaweb collection.  
> -- 
> Christian Einfeldt,
> Producer, The Digital Tipping 
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