Software Freedom Day
from 08:00 to 13:00
|Where||Central Park, Davis, CA|
|Contact Name||Henry House|
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Lugod hands on Linux Demo and Free Software Handout
HANDS-ON LINUX DEMONSTRATIONSAt the Farmer's Market in celebration of Software Freedom Day
What We Do At A Demo:We call our event a "hands-on Linux demo" because it's precisely that! We set up one more or computers running the Linux operating system and a nice desktop environment, and let people try it out for themselves. We show off popular Open Source applications, such as "The GIMP" (digital artists and photographers want to check it out), "OpenOffice.org", and "Firefox." We show games and K-12 educational programs. For people who use UNIX and want to try Linux, we show various low-level tools that are available.
Volunteers answer questions about Linux, Open Source, LUGOD, and computers in general.
We also take the opportunity to advertise LUGOD. We'll have handouts describing the club and our events, flyers for upcoming meetings and installfest workshops, and even plug our neighbor LUGs in Sacramento and Roseville.
Give-AwaysAlong with information and flyers, we try to have CD-ROMs with software (Linux install discs, live-CDs, Open Source software for Windows, etc.), and sometimes books, magazines, or other 'swag' and goodies. We give these items out for free! (If your company or organization wants to provide give-aways for our demos or other events, contact [email protected]).