[BALUG-Announce] TOMORROW: Mark Shuttleworth at BALUG!; & other BALUG News

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu
Mon Mar 24 07:21:28 PDT 2008

TOMORROW: Mark Shuttleworth at BALUG 2008-03-25!; & other BALUG News

* TOMORROW: Mark Shuttleworth at BALUG 2008-03-25
* Ian Murdoc in September and additional upcoming dates & speakers
* Installfest for Schools
* Contacts, etc.


TOMORROW: Mark Shuttleworth at BALUG 2008-03-25

If you're planning to come, please RSVP to: rsvp@balug.org if you   
haven't already - Thanks.

For our 2008-03-25 meeting we are proud to present:

Mark Shuttleworth[1] of Ubuntu[2]/Canonical[3].

Mark is founder of the Ubuntu Project[2], and also founded
Thawte[4] (which specialized in digital certificates),
HBD Venture Capital[5] (invests in early stage South African companies
with high growth potential) and
The Shuttleworth Foundation[6] (non-profit organization that accelerates
social innovation in Africa with a particular focus on education), and
also formed Canonical[3] (commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, and committed to
the development, distribution and promotion of open source software
products, and to providing tools and support to the open source
community).  In April 2002, Mark also became the
First African in Space[7], arriving via Soyuz TM-34 to the
International Space Station and spending several days there, and
returning via Soyuz TM-33.

If you intend to come, please RSVP to: rsvp@balug.org
Why RSVP?  Well, we probably wouldn't turn you away, but the RSVPs  
really help the Four Seas Restaurant plan settings/food/staffing and
help ensure that we're able to eat upstairs in the private banquet room.

Subscribe to our (low volume) Announce list[8] to be sure and be
notified of our upcoming events.

1. http://www.markshuttleworth.com/biography
2. http://www.ubuntu.com/
3. http://www.canonical.com/
4. http://www.thawte.com/
5. http://www.hbd.com/
6. http://www.shuttleworthfoundation.org/
7. http://www.africaninspace.com/
8. http://www.new.balug.org/#Lists


Ian Murdoc in September and additional upcoming BALUG meeting dates[9]
and speakers (see our web page[9] for more details):
2008-04-15 Eric Allman
2008-05-20 Jeremy Allison
2008-06-17 Andrew Morton
2008-07-15 Mike Linksvayer, CTO, Creative Commons
2008-08-19 (speaker confirmation pending)
2008-09-16 Ian Murdock, founder of Debian[10]
Subscribe to our (quite low volume) Announce list[8] to be sure and be
notified of our upcoming events.

8. http://www.new.balug.org/#Lists
9. http://www.new.balug.org/#Meetings%20(upcoming)
10. http://www.debian.org/


Installfest for Schools[11]

The (first?) Installfest for Schools[11] was held 2008-03-01, and was a
highly successful event.  Be sure to check out the new
LWN.net article[12] covering the event.  With a combined community
effort by Alameda County Computer Resource Center (ACCRC)[13],
Untangle[14], additional volunteers/supporters/donors/contributors -
including also many User Groups (among them
San Francisco Linux Users' Group (SF-LUG)[15] and
Bay Area Linux Users Group (BALUG)[16][17]), and a quite large number of
volunteers (over 100 volunteers total among four locations), several
hundred computers were built and configured with Ubuntu and additional
free software for donation to schools.  Some additional
articles/write-ups, etc.: [17][18][19][20]

11. http://www.untangle.com/installfest
12. http://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/273770/1d48ed5372f22879/
13. http://www.accrc.org/
14. http://www.untangle.com/
15. http://www.sf-lug.org/
16. http://www.balug.org/
17. http://www.thejournal.com/articles/22165_2
18. http://linuxmafia.com/pipermail/sf-lug/2008q1/003914.html
20. http://www.untangle.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=355&Itemid=139


Contacting BALUG: http://www.new.balug.org/#Contact
Feedback on our publicity/announcements (e.g. contacts or lists where we
should get our information out that we're not presently reaching, or
things we should do differently): publicity-feedback@balug.org

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