Personal tools
You are here: Home Members AlexMandel Events Software Freedom Day
Document Actions

Software Freedom Day

What Social Event
When 2006-09-16
from 08:00 to 13:00
Where Central Park, Davis, CA
Contact Name Henry House
Contact Email
Add event to calendar vCal (Windows, Linux)
iCal (Mac OS X)
Last modified 2007-02-15 13:33 by Alex Mandel

Lugod hands on Linux Demo and Free Software Handout


At 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), "", 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.


Along 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]).

More information about this event…

Thanks to the Davis Community Network for hosting this site.