[sf-lug] SFD CDs
sverma at sfsu.edu
Sun Sep 13 15:27:13 PDT 2009
On Sun, Sep 13, 2009 at 2:35 PM, Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu> wrote:
> To all those who responded on and off list about Software Freedom Day
> CDs, thank you and here's what we are planning to do for Software
> Freedom Day (Ours will be Sept. 17). Given the disagreements on type
> of software and distros, we figured that we could set up a table with
> a machine that runs something along the lines of the Freedom Toaster.
> http://www.freedomtoaster.org/ We'll have a stack of blank CDs and a
> donation box to offset costs of the discs.
> If someone walks up to the table:
> 1) Ask them if they want a disc or two...
> 2) Show them how it works. (optional: ask for a donation for the media)
> 3) Ask them to pick a CD-R, place it in the machine, make a choice.
> 4) While the disc burns we have time to talk to them about SFD and
> give them a flyer.
> 5) After the disc burns, lend them a marker to write on the disc, and
> place it in a sleeve.
> 6) Wish them well and send them on their way.
> The Freedom Toaster appears to be unmaintained, so it will take some
> digging around. Other alternative is to simply use Brasero or k3b.
> Other suggestions are welcome.
> Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
> Associate Professor, Information Systems
> Director, Center for Business Solutions
> San Francisco State University
A follow-up to my own post. I found another toaster project that seems
to have derived ideas from the previous one. This one is from a school
in Canada. http://cdot.senecac.on.ca/projects/toaster/
Also to clarify what we intend to do, we don't intend to build a
kiosk. A kiosk is expensive, bulky and difficult to transport from one
location to another. Rather, we'll either have a touchscreen/tablet
laptop hooked up to an external burner or XOs (visibility in sunlight
is a plus as we'll be outdoors) connected to a USB burner.
Thought I'd pass it along.
Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Information Systems
Director, Center for Business Solutions
San Francisco State University
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