NetBSD-Advocacy archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Old Index]

Re: BSD media is going to 200 cities for (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 ( we've so far got Net
& Free BSD people for media, others welcome for Open, PC, Dragon,
Solaris etc media).

Forwarded from: "Julian Stacey" <>

------- Forwarded Message

cc: Mark Lein <>
Subject: Re: BSD media is going to 200 cities for 
From: "Julian H. Stacey" <>

Mark Lein wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 3:44 PM, Julian H. Stacey <> 
> wrote:
> > Hi
> > BSD media is in transit to 200 global cities for
> > 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 team in your local city,
> > to help promote free software.
> >
> >
> > A sample from Munich Germany
> >
> > 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?
> Mark

Hi all,
Which BSD media ended up in SFD city packs I'm not sure:
  I haven't received mine yet.  FreBSD logo is on, 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
 Reply below, not above;  Indent with "> ";  Cumulative like a play script.
 Format: Plain text. Not HTML, multipart/alternative, base64, quoted-printable.

Home | Main Index | Thread Index | Old Index