[sf-lug] Linux podcasts

jim stockford jim at well.com
Mon Feb 25 07:16:24 PST 2008

at linuxworld last year i coordinated a common LUG
booth (that included the local python bunch [1] as
well as a local community colo group [2] and some
other, similarly focussed groups. you want any local
coordination effort, please ask.
415 823 4590 my cellphone, call anytime

1 -- http://www.bayPIGgies.net # you contacted them
2 -- http://www.sfccp.net  # you might not know of them

On Feb 25, 2008, at 6:46 AM, chris procter wrote:

> (reposted due to horrendous formatting problems,
> hopefully this is a bit better)
> --- Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
>> Quoting David Sterry (david at sterryit.com):
>>> LUGRadio - this one's from Britain and features
>> four guys who have
>>> various perspectives on Linux(Jono is the Ubuntu
>> Community Manager at
>>> Canonical). What's nice about this one is that
>> they have more hosts and
>>> seem to delve deeper into the aspects of
>> community, freedom, and the
>>> direction various open source software projects
>> are going. They're also
>>> hosting LUGRadio Live at the Metreon with exhibits
>> and speakers on April
>>> 12-13th this year so that might be fun to check
>> out.
>> SF-LUG might wish to do more than just check them
>> out.  Here's an
>> invitation from them to BALUG, which I'm sure is
>> equally extended to
>> other Bay Area LUGs:
> Yes definately. I thought I'd sent an invite to SF-LUG
> but I thought I was subscribed to BALUG as well so
> what do I know!
> If anybody is interested in exhibiting for SF-LUG or
> for any other Open Source/Free Software groups or
> projects drop us an email we'd love to have you. Dont
> be put off by the "fun and interactive" thing, while
>  obviously we'd love all our exhibitors to have
> exciting attention grabing stands we do understand
> thats a lot easier for some projects then others.
> Theres a list of speakers at
> http://lugradio.org/live/USA2008/
> chris (the unfunny one of the LUGRadio presenters :-)
>>  Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2008 17:16:58 -0800
>>  From: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>
>>  To: balug-admin at lists.balug.org
>>  Subject: (forw) BALUG Exhibiting at LugRadio Live
>> USA
>> Presumably sent to me as BALUG contact via a
>> listadmin mailto: link.
>> Sounds very worthwhile.  NOTE:  Dates cited are a
>> weekend!
>> Note carefully the sentence "We'd like it if your
>> exhibition stand could
>> be something fun and interactive, rather than just a
>> table with leaflets
>> and advertising."  Ideas?
>> ----- Forwarded message from lugradio team
>> <lugradio at gmail.com> -----
>> Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2008 23:04:17 +0000
>> From: lugradio team <lugradio at gmail.com>
>> To: rick at linuxmafia.com
>> Subject: BALUG Exhibiting at LugRadio Live USA
>> Howdy
>> As you may or may not be aware, the very first
>> LugRadio Live USA in
>> 2008 is taking place at The Metreon in San
>> Francisco. The event will
>> be happening on the 12th and 13th April 2008, and
>> will provide the
>> unique atmosphere of the UK event, but in glorious
>> San Francisco.
>> LugRadio Live has developed a strong reputation for
>> providing a range
>> of topics about free software, Open Source, digital
>> rights, technology
>> and more, a compelling list of speakers, exhibitors
>> and birds of a
>> feather sessions, and wrapping it all in a unique,
>> fun, loose, social
>> and inclusive event, which is often described as
>> combining the
>> atmosphere of a rock concert and a computer
>> conference.
>> At LugRadio Live USA 2008 we plan on bringing this
>> unique atmosphere
>> to the USA, and inviting around 30 speakers, a full
>> cast of exhibiting
>> projects and companies, an eclectic range of BOF
>> sessions, and plenty
>> of additional sessions such as our debate discussion
>> panel, a showcase
>> of five minute talks, tech demos, and of course a
>> live recording of
>> LugRadio in front of an audience. We expect around
>> 500 - 700 attendees
>> to the event.
>> Anyway, to the business in hand...
>> As mentioned, we'll be having an exhibition area
>> where we want to have
>> projects and companies who do cool things. In the
>> past we've had open
>> source projects showing off their work such as KDE,
>> Gnome, and Ubuntu,
>> companies who work with Linux like Neuros,
>> distributors like Sun, Red
>> Hat and Novell, and also a range of user groups
>> looking to publicise
>> themselves to the community at large. We were
>> wondering whether the
>> Bay Area LUG would be interested in having an
>> exhibition stand at the
>> event this year?
>> Exhibitor space is free; we don't charge, because
>> LugRadio Live is a
>> community event. The focus is on people having a
>> great time, not in
>> making money :-) We'd like it if your exhibition
>> stand could be
>> something fun and interactive, rather than just a
>> table with leaflets
>> and advertising.
>> Another thing: as part of the event, we provide each
>> attendee with a
>> registration bag, containing some free items from
>> different
>> organisations. We try to keep the items in this bag
>> as interesting as
>> possible, and in the past this has included pens,
>> badges, software,
>> clothing and more. If you'd like to contribute
>> something to the bag
>> this year for LugRadio Live USA 2008, we'd be happy
>> to include it.
>> Both the goodie bag and an exhibition stand are
>> excellent ways for you
>> to be associated with a strongly community and Open
>> Source focused
>> event, and the demographic it attracts. For the bag,
>> we will need 500
>> of whatever you choose to contribute, and all you
>> need to do is ship
>> them to us, there is no charge in addition to
>> sending the items - we
>> will add them to the bags ready for the event.
>> LugRadio Live in the UK has developed a strong
>> reputation for being
>> 'the' community event in the UK, and we are looking
>> to bring this to
>> USA. We would love if you could be one of the
>> organisations who helped
>> make this happen. :)
>> If you're not the right person to ask about
>> attending, we'd be
>> grateful if you could either pass it on to the right
>> person for us or
>> get back in touch to let us know who to contact.
>> You can check who is speaking and how the event is
>> shaping up by
>> checking http://lugradio.org/live/USA2008/
>> Any questions or queries, feel free to drop us an
>> email in reply to
>> this email, and we really hope you can be a part of
>> the event. :)
>> Thanks!
>> Chris Procter and the LugRadio Team
>> ----- End forwarded message -----
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