Tux heads north to Portland
Get ready, Oregon: Lindependence 2008 rolls northward to the Portland area on Oct. 25 at the offices of Touchstone Technology. We'll have more information here, but David Kaplan, the Portland organizer, has set up a Web site here.
Tux finds a home in Felton
Felton residents: Thank you for participating in Lindependence 2008. The Felton Linux Users Group has been formed and is meeting at the fire station on the first Saturday of the month from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, click on the link at right, or call HeliOS Solutions West at 335-7303.
Lindependence in the news
San Jose Mercury News columnist Mike Cassidy did a column on the Lindependence movement in Felton in mid-September. The column can be found here.
Tux moves on
Lindependence is planning events for the following areas in the near future:
Boulder Creek, California
Taos, New Mexico
[For more on the progress of Lindependence, visit the Lindependence 2008: Felton Diary ]
It's one thing to to change someone over from Windows to Linux. That in itself is a gratifying experience. Then, you get your second defection from the chained-down world of Microsoft Windows, then the third...
Life is indeed good.
But what if...just what if you could open the eyes of hundreds, maybe thousands of people at one time.
That would indeed be amazing. That is exactly what we are going to do. You and I.
In July, a significant number of people in Felton, Calif., were introduced to GNU/Linux and Free/Open Source Software (FOSS). Businesses and home users alike are excited about one of their own -- Larry Cafiero of HeliOS Solutions West in Felton -- joining a committed group of volunteers into their town to show them a better way to operate their computers.Christian Einfeldt, author, professional film maker, and Chief Architect of digitaltippingpoint.com
will be the professional filmmaker documenting the project from start to finish. Christian contacted me early on concerning this project and is enthusiastic about it coming together.
HeliOS Solutions, in cooperation with Linux distributions, FOSS programs and many individuals, are pulling together the resources, know-how and equipment to make Lindependence 2008 a reality. While the groundwork is solid, we still need to gather funding and personnel to make this happen.Please help us make this happen by clicking the donate link above. We all know how beneficial using Linux and FOSS is, and it's now time to share that knowledge with others. Should you want to be notified of any news or changes in Lindependence 2008, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and he will put you on the mailing list.
Where we stand.
Currently, about 50 distros and about 30 FOSS programs were invited by e-mail to do two things: First, the leaders were asked to endorse the project and participate, while informing their distro/program community about it; and second, we asked for permission to post a public invitation on their forums to gain the community's support for the project. We received support from the following: Mandriva, Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu, AntiX, Wolvix, OpenOffice.org, and Codeweavers.
We are still in need of even the smallest of donations to help this project meet its goals. You can donate by clicking the "donate" button above. Thanks for your support.