[web-team] invitation: Linux 10th anniversary picnic/BBQ, Aug 25
ikluft at thunder.sbay.org
Wed Jul 25 11:24:01 PDT 2001
This invitation is addressed to Linux User Groups and Open Source related
organizations in our region. (Recipient organizations are listed below.)
The Silicon Valley Linux User Group (SVLUG) and the South Bay/Silicon Valley
Community Network (sbay.org) would like to invite you and your group's
members to the "Linux10" Linux 10th anniversary picnic and BBQ on August 25,
2001 from 11AM to 6PM at the Sunnyvale Baylands Park in Sunnyvale, California.
(Grills will close at 3PM.)
We're planning this as a regional event. As the coordinator of a LUG or
Open Source organization in the region, you're welcome to participate in
the planning to any extent you're comfortable with. We're also asking you
to promote Linux10 among your membership and to help coordinate travel from
your location if necessary.
We're sending these invitations as far as Chico, Reno, Fresno, Bakersfield,
San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles. Please feel free to circulate this
invitation to other Linux or Open Source organizations in or near your area.
Here's what the local organizers have done so far:
* We picked the August 25 date based on the date of Linus Torvalds' e-mail
of Aug 25, 1991 announcing that his experimental kernel was about to be
posted. That was what got other people involved, and when it changed
from Linus' personal project to the beginning of a community effort.
* We reserved the Eucalyptus Hollow picnic area and Baylands Grove
amphitheater at Sunnyvale Baylands Park, for a capacity of 625 people.
* We established the event's web site at http://www.linux10.org/
* We have recruited some of the volunteers needed to hold the event.
* Expenses already incurred have been the park reservation fee and a batch
of Linux10 T-shirts which will be sold at SVLUG and other group meetings
in the next few weeks for a fund raiser. So far these have been covered
out-of-pocket by local organizers.
Some of many things we're still doing going forward:
* Recruit more volunteers. For most preparations we'll need locals in or
near Silicon Valley. Volunteers for the event day can be from anywhere.
* Find donations to cover the expenses.
* Planning activities at the event.
* Planning a shuttle from the light rail/bus stop to the event.
* Planning radio communications on the site (first aid, transit shuttle, etc.)
* Planning food and supply purchases before the event.
Here's what we need you to do:
* Announce Linux10 and your organization's participation to your members.
The URL is http://www.linux10.org/ Some things to mention...
* It's a family event. Bring the kids.
* It's a no-media event. Linux/Open Source enthusiasts who work for the
media may attend and participate while off-duty.
* Consider participating in the planning of Linux10, or delegate it to a
member of your group to represent you. Our mail list for planners and
volunteers is at
Please introduce yourself and let us know your group will be participating.
* Please link to http://www.linux10.org/ from your web site. We'll link to
you when we receive your intro. You can specify a URL or we'll get it from
* Please encourage your members to RSVP at
* If necessary, coordinate rides for your area on our ride board
Please note that carpooling is recommended because there are only 300
parking spaces in the adjacent lot. It's a longer walk from other lots.
And the rest of the park was booked so those other lots may fill too.
Linux10 host organizations:
Silicon Valley Linux User Group (SVLUG)
South Bay/Silicon Valley Community Network (sbay.org)
Linux10 group invitations: (more or less in order of proximity)
Stanford University Linux User Group (SULUG)
Silicon Valley Perl Mongers
Silicon Valley Java User Group (SVJUG)
Silicon Valley BSD User Group (SVBUG), San Jose
Bay Area NetBSD User Group, San Jose
OpenBSD Users Group of Silicon Valley (OBUG), San Jose
Bay Area Large Installation System Administrators (BayLISA), Sunnyvale
Santa Cruz Linux User Group (SlugLUG)
Santa Cruz Perl Mongers
East Bay Linux User Group (EBLUG), Fremont
Bay Area LinuxChix
Consortium of All Bay Area Linux (CABAL)
Bay Area Linux Events (BALE)
Bay Area Linux User Group (BALUG), San Francisco
San Francisco Perl Users Group (SFPUG), San Francisco
Bay Area Python Interest Group (BayPIGgies)
San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
City College of San Francisco Gnu/Linux User Group (CCSF GLUG)
UC Berkeley Linux User Group (CalLUG), Berkeley
LBNL Linux User Group, Berekeley
Berkeley Perl Mongers
Bay Area FreeBSD User Group (BAFUG), Berkeley
North Bay Linux User Group (NBLUG), Sebastopol
Sonoma Perl Mongers
Linux User Group of Davis (LUGoD)
Sacramento Linux User Group (SacLUG)
Central Valley Area Linux Enthusiasts (CVALE), Stockton/Modesto
Stockton Linux User Group (SLUG)
Modesto Perl Mongers
Chico State Linux User Group (CSLUG), Chico
Cal Poly Linux User Group, San Luis Obispo
Fresno Linux User Group
Kern County Linux User Group (KLUG), Bakersfield
Reno Linux User Group (RLUG)
Linux User Groups of Los Angeles
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