Also I forgot ITT in Dunmore Pa
Leo Albert Jackson Jr
Owner Head Programmer
LJ's Electronics and Software
--- On Tue, 11/11/08, Leo Jackson <lajjr(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
> From: Leo Jackson <lajjr(a)yahoo.com>
> Subject: Another event.
> To: fedora-ambassadors-list(a)redhat.com
> Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 3:50 PM
> To All,
> I decided to put together another event, and due to the
> turn out of the last one I expect it to be a blast. I have
> announced the event to some professors to see what they
> think. I have made it the Heads of the schools to ask what
> they want to see and they pointed me to the departments of
> the same from my last event. I will set it to be in December
> 1-8. I added Johnson Technical, Penn state Worthington
> Campus, U of S, Marywood, Scranton High and West Scranton
> high schools, Vo-Tech WB and Scranton. I will go around to
> local companies to promote linux fedora. Put the old feelers
> out to see what stirs. Right now I don't know if all
> will participate, but I will try.
> Leo Albert Jackson Jr
> Owner Head and Programmer
> LJ's Electronics and Software
Can we have a meeting for updating ourselves about what we are doing?
A long time has passed since we last met.
Your opinions please.
This last Saturday I sat down at a cafe with my (new) friend Larry
Cafiero, while our kids played spies in the background. We were
discussing the future of Lindependence, an upstream event he has
helped lead from idea through to two running instances.
Larry joined us formally in Fedora Ambassadors around six months ago,
and in that time he has:
* Helped organize and run the Fedora booth at Linuxworld SF
* Organized and ran Lindependence in Felton, CA and Beaverton
- Lindependence in Felton was several events over the course of the
month, and Larry provided the Fedora presence at the two events
that I was not able to attend. At the last one, I was there with
the parts of the new Event Kit, while Larry kept a general open
source table with Red Hat's 'Truth Happens' video. All that in
addition to being a lead organizer for the entire event, which is
a distro-agnostic that is an upstream, viral event. He is next
working on the "How to run a Lindependence event" guide so anyone
in small towns across the country can organize and run their own
* Organized multiple installfests as part of Cabrillo College's
GNU/Linux user group, maintaining the Fedora part when I could not
be there. Larry was last year's CG/LUG President.
* On his trip to Portland, OR for Lindependence, Larry stopped at
Oregon State University (OSU) to talk with a graduate class and the
campus LUG. In talking with the graduate students, he talked about
getting involved in open source in general, using Fedora as an
example. This approach works very well -- it's not about convincing
people to join Fedora, but to join FLOSS, and that Fedora is one of
the many things to do out there. Great evangelism!
I first heard about Larry from a Red Hat colleague (thanks Tomen!) who
met him at the MySQL conference earlier this year. Larry was tabling
Larry is a long-time journalist who discovered FLOSS more recently.
In the spirit of Ambassadors around the world, Larry puts all of
himself, his personal funds, and time in to his events. I'm fortunate
to have this passionate and kind Ambassador living in my area to
partner with on local events. It has gotten me out of my shell for
the first time and in to the local community doing good FLOSS work.
Thanks, Larry, and you certainly have my vote.
Karsten 'quaid' Wade, Community Gardener
Hello Fellow Ambassadors,
I was wondering how I could get around 100 DVDs to donate to people around
West Lothian College. And to be used for a Fedora 10 Release Party to
introduce new users to Fedora.
Ive been using Fedora since Core 1 and before that I used RedHat I want
other people to experience Fedora and become members of the Open Source
Community. Alot of C Developers I know are afraid of Linux because of the
lack of Support for some of the IDEs they use and they dont seem to
understand the GUI is very simple to use and there are alternatives to
almost every IDE Windows Has to offer. I want to proove Linux is very user
- Fedora Ambasador - <affix(a)fedoraproject.org>
- Free Software Foundation Associate - <keiran.smith(a)member.fsf.org>
Join the FSF as an Associate Member at:
Apart from the fedora community, Im also a part of LUGManipal (
www.lugmanipal.org ). We met a few days back and my proposal for an "Open
Week" was accepted.. Here is the wiki page that Ive put up for a start.
Fedora 10 Cambridge has been selected as the distro to be installed at the
install fest. :) :) :)
Ill be putting the event on the " Events page " shortly..
We are a pretty young body and this is our first "major" event. Please have
a look at the wiki page and leave your comments.. Even criticism is
You can also comment on our forum or just reply here and i could convey your
views to the others.. ( http://forums.lugmanipal.org )
Its a long way off right now but we are going to begin preparations so that
it goes smooth and glitch free.. We are also looking for someone to kick it
off for us (someone other than us students to talk on the Intro day). If
anyone has the time please let us know..
Please feel free to direct any queries..
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Indranil Das Gupta <indradg(a)gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Nov 9, 2008 at 4:53 PM
Subject: [Ilug-cal-discuss] Playing with The Potato Guy! (aka KTuberling)
To: ILUG-Cal's principal mailing list <ilug-cal-discuss(a)list.ilug-cal.org>
"Playing with The Potato Guy! (aka KTuberling)" -
A group of semi-literate (and *totally* computer illiterate) Group D
(or Class IV i.e. the lowest grade of employees in governmental
employment) staff at an University near Kolkata amusing themselves
playing "The Potato Guy". The pertinent fact is that they have never
used Linux on the Desktop and here they are completely at ease with
Linux is supposed to be tough! Linux on the Desktop is "Orrey baba!"
(a Bengali expression that basically says "Wow! that's not my cup of
tea!")… yet all of my experiences from the last 6 years of working
with people on the ground has been otherwise, this is the latest case
in point. Almost all first-time users adapt to Linux pretty fast. It's
the so called "computer literate" that have problems galore.
For what it's worth, it was their fifth day on a computer.
This mail is a reminder for today´s meeting for French ambassadors and
_every_ interested people.
2008-11-09 / 19:30 UTC
Ce mail est un rappel pour la réunion des ambassadeurs francophones,
qui aura lieu ce dimanche (09 nov.) à 20h30 heure de Paris sur
IRC (freenode) #fedora-meeting .
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