This email is going to the ILUG and CLUG lists. I'm on both so hopefully
I can keep track of any threads that occur!
I want to announce my intention to organise another Irish Linux Day.
This time it's going to be brighter, bigger and won't fade your colours
like other ...ooer.
Last year I almost killed myself organising LAID, and keeping a day job
going too. I had lots of help from all quarters but I know I took on too
much at the time. Anyway, straight out, I'm not going to do as much, or
maybe I'll co-ordinate more this year. We'll be needing lots of
volunteers, both from the committee and others. Specifically, I'd like
to delegate. Person X does Y, someone else organises writing some
It's the weekend, have a think about what you can do. Windows World went
really well for us, and hopefully many people got a taste for what has
to be done.
More and more, it seems that Expos and Linux Shows in the USA (and in
the UK, witness what happened to Debian.. rightly or wrongly) are
becoming business shows. Many Linux users are getting sick of that, I
think we can strike a good balance between business and technology.
Name. LAID is catchy but not entirely suitable IMO.
place to hold it. This can be in Dublin, Cork, wherever.
food and drink. Last year 6 people had £200 cups of tea because we
over-ran and the tea would have been cold.. :(
sponsors: they give us money, we fly celebs in to talk and give away
stuff, in return companies get to put up banners and stands to show off
their wares.. (that space has to be accounted for too)
promo material: mostly my dept. but includes writing pro-Linux/open
source articles for publication in dead-tree format and online
(online.ie?) as well as abroad maybe.
speakers: hehe.. lifeblood of the event!
demo stuff: some of the cool stuff we were going to do at the AGM..
drinks and nightclub that night? concessions to a nightclub? will people
be too tired? I know I was after LAID..
PS. I'm sending this email to a few people in the print media as well to
guage their reaction.
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