[sf-lug] Software Freedom Day 2010 - Saturday Sept 18th

jim jim at well.com
Mon Jun 14 10:58:33 PDT 2010

   last couple or three years sameer has led 
a charge based around the SF State University 
community (and, i think, OLPC-SF). he's a 
likely early contact to find out how to help. 
   i guess "we" could update the sf-lug web 
site with info about various SFD initiatives. 
anybody know of specific sf bay area groups 
that will have SFD activities? 
   getting the word out early is better than 
at the last minute. 

On Sun, 2010-06-13 at 23:39 -0700, Grant Bowman wrote:
> Here's the first sighting I have seen about Software Freedom Day 2010
> from the announce mail list.  I'm sure some events will be sprouting
> up as the day gets closer.  Comments?
> Cheers,
> Grant Bowman
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Frederic Muller <fred at beijinglug.org>
> Date: Sat, Jun 5, 2010 at 7:01 PM
> Subject: [SFD-announce] Sponsorship confirmed  and testing ahead
> To: SFD announcements <sfd-announce at sf-day.org>
> Dear SFD supporters,
> We've been graciously granted a VPS by Linode (www.linode.com) to host
> our platform, which has been scattered here and there so far. Until now
> Canonical was providing the support for our web platform, but technical
> details have been preventing us from upgrading a 3 years old wiki in
> dear need of a lifting!
> So I extend my thanks to both Canonical who have been supporting us
> since the early days and has just renewed their commitment to SFD in
> 2010, and to Linode with whom we have slow migrated stuff over time.
> Both companies have been extremely responsive to our needs and it's a
> real pleasure dealing with them.
> This also means we'll still be getting loads of free Ubuntu CDs shipped
> to each teams again this year, and that we'll be migrating our sites and
> various services over the coming days. We might definitely experience
> some outage (or maybe not). One thing which has been giving us headaches
> so far was our mailing lists and we're planning to phase them out in the
> short term, except from announcements.
> We're also looking for volunteers to help us add an Free Software
> alternative to Google Maps and provide access to OpenStreetMaps. If
> anyone has experience implementing an API similar to what we have so far
> (http://cgi.softwarefreedomday.org/2009/map.shtml ), please do contact us.
> That will be all for now and we hope you're starting to get ready for
> this year SFD.
> Thank you all.
> Warm regards,
> Frederic Muller
> SFI President
> Software Freedom Day 2010 happening on Saturday September 18th, 2010
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