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Re: BSD media is going to 200 cities for http://softwarefreedomday.org (fwd)
(PS Im not on this list, if you want me to see an answer, cc
Please spread the word to NetBSD & other BSD's that
is a global free opportunity to localy advocate Open Source.
We could only rush to arrange FreeBSD or PC_BSD in limited time available,
but other BSDs etc welcome too, please contact your local SFD city group.
(In Germany/Munich (http://berklix.org/sfd/) we've so far got Net
& Free BSD people for media, others welcome for Open, PC, Dragon,
Solaris etc media).
Forwarded from: "Julian Stacey" <jhs%berklix.com@localhost>
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cc: Mark Lein <mark%lein.ca@localhost>
Subject: Re: BSD media is going to 200 cities for http://softwarefreedomday.org
From: "Julian H. Stacey" <jhs%berklix.com@localhost>
Mark Lein wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 3:44 PM, Julian H. Stacey <jhs%berklix.com@localhost>
> > Hi advocacy%freebsd.org@localhost
> > BSD media is in transit to 200 global cities for
> > http://softwarefreedomday.org in 23 days
> > However it &/or other BSD media will need copying to keep up with Linux
> > as theres a Lot more free Ubuntu CDROMs going out at the same time,
> > (a question of what richest sponsor pays most for)
> > You could offer to run off a batch for your local city's SFD team.
> > Maybe charge a beer or coffee copying charge per media to cover cost ?
> > You could join the softwarefreedomday.org team in your local city,
> > to help promote free software.
> > http://softwarefreedomday.org/map/index.php?year=2011
> > A sample from Munich Germany http://berklix.org/sfd/
> > Cheers,
> > Julian
> Now first off, don't get me wrong as I love FreeBSD... but wouldn't it make
> more sense to send out something like PC-BSD? Something that people can run
> without muss nor fuss, like Ubuntu?
Which BSD media ended up in SFD city packs I'm not sure:
I haven't received mine yet. FreBSD logo is on
http://softwarefreedomday.org, PC-BSD was also considered. FreeBSD
Foundation & IX Systems were in the loop. I started the initiative
to add BSD media, but dropped out when it became more a logistics
decision: who could rush provide bulk BSD media to the SFD central
distribution point before city packs were globaly distributed.
SFD would not be averse to more variety of BSDs & Linuxes etc. 200 BSD
discs, 1 per city is just a start, SFD hopes cities can localy
replicate BSD media. I encourage *BSD people to contact local city SFD
groups, & offer to copy a variety of *BSD media, give lectures. do
installs, hand out media or leaflets whatever you fancy.
It's a day for *BSD & *Linux etc to co-operate together, to evangelise
against proprietary closed commercial binary, but If we BSD don't
act, as Ubuntu has a rich & generous sponsor, on the day, Ubuntu
media will out number BSD media by 100 to 1.
Julian Stacey, BSD Unix Linux C Sys Eng Consultants Munich http://berklix.com
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