[sf-lug] FOSS on Windows (?) November 15

Larry Cafiero larry.cafiero at gmail.com
Thu Nov 6 18:21:02 PST 2008

If there is interest -- and I hope there is -- and they're not allowing
Linux -- and I hope they do, despite their flier -- I'd suggest at least
taking some of the Software Freedom Day disks to the event. The SFD disks
have Windows versions of FOSS programs like OOo, Gimp and Scribus.

I'll have to dig around for the link to download the disk, but it can be
found here (I think):


Larry Cafiero

2008/11/6 Christian Einfeldt <einfeldt at gmail.com>

> hi,
> I don't anticipate much interest here on this list, but I thought I would
> give it a shot, in case someone else would like to go to this event to try
> to get people to install FOSS apps like OpenOffice.org on Microsoft
> Windows.  I told the organizer of this event that I would not go, because
> Free Open Source Software is not mentioned in the flier, and so it doesn't
> really pertain to us at all.  But I know that some people like to spread
> FOSS on Microsoft Windows, hence I am posting it to this list.
> http://www.sfconnect.org/specialevents/viewSpecialEvent.php?_mode=eventDetail&_action=eventDetail&ixSpecialEvent=37
> In 2006, the City of San Francisco and a group of volunteers installed
> a wireless Internet system and a computer lab at Alice Griffith
> housing development in Bayview. Donated computers were also
> distributed to the families of students at Bret Harte Elementary
> School and volunteers have been providing basic computer training on
> Saturday mornings.
> So some residents are becoming more proficient with computers, but
> there are still many residents who do not use the computer lab or the
> wireless Internet access.
> We are working with the Alice Griffith Opportunity Center to create a
> Computer Help Day on Saturday, November 15 from 10am to 3pm to inspire
> residents to use the computer lab and the Internet. In addition, some
> of the residents may have computers that are not working well.
> Therefore, we are recruiting volunteers who can help with basic
> computer problem diagnosis and Internet skills tutoring. There are
> eight computers in the lab and I have nine to set up in the Community
> Room at the Center. If you want to help with computer repair, you will
> need to bring your own tools and software.
> You can learn more about the event and register to volunteer at
> www.SFConnect.org <http://www.sfconnect.org/>.
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