On Wed, 08 Feb 2006 08:04:43 -0600, James Walker
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Louis Suarez-Potts wrote:
As of right now, I am considering going to this, however I cannot make a
total commitment to it yet.
What is available to get there? If I go, I will more than likely drive,
even though it is 16-18 hours one way. If I do drive it will allow me to
bring 3 computers total. One running Suse Linux, one with Windows Media
Edition 2005, and a laptop with XP. If it is needed, since this
conference is a Linux one, the laptop could have Suse Installed for the
conference but the other cannot.
LinuxWorld Expo Boston is coming soon: 3-6 April.
I think it is very important that OOo be fully represented there. Not
only is Massachusetts leading the fight for the government use of the
opendocument format, which OOo uses, but a lot of media attention has
been focused on that fight. I figure the LWE this year in Boston will
be more than normally saturated with media.
I would like to have a booth focused on OOo and possibly more. I have
not checked but am checking now it Sun is planning a booth that would
include OOo. If you are interested in helping out with managing the
booth, let us know by responding to the [EMAIL PROTECTED] list.
Slapping a Knoppix CD can make the 3 computers run Linux without needing
to install on them.
What we would need besides your presence:
* anything else?
I can burn 50 to 100 CDs for this, these can go even if I cannot make it.
I think the best contact will be Sam Hiser who lives in NYC and he might
be able to pull together a buch of swag.
What would be really great is if we could do a demo of OOo there. We
need a professional demonstration of what OOo is and what it does. If
you want to help here, please! Be creative, be original, and make it
fun :-) The basic idea: A presentation or scripted demo that
demonstrates OOo's ease and power.
yes I will also suggest to do 'recruiting material' simply because a lot
of Linux (OOo-users) will be there, they might already know the suite, but
getting them exciting about participating in the community might go a step
If someone can create the demo's in Impress, it would not be a problem
to run it on one of the above mentioned machines.
Please keep in mind, I am not 100% sure I can make it to this, but I am
trying to work everything out.
OOo has been in many LWE so far, so repeating attendies might know OOo,
but learning about it's community and ways to help might have a more
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