|From:||"Matt Oquist" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
||To:||email@example.com||Subject:|| Software Freedom Day: August 28, 2004
||Date:|| Wed, 10 Mar 2004 08:51:23 -0500 (EST)
We are writing to ask you and your LUG to join us in celebrating
Freedom Day in 2004 and beyond. Please consider posting this to your
list. Thank you.
In an effort to step up the marketing effort for Free and Open Source
Software (FOSS), a small group of us have formed softwarefreedomday.org
with the aim of organizing a global celebration of FOSS on August 28th
this year. We will be handing out printed materials and CDs with good
quality FOSS, like TheOpenCD and Knoppix. We hope to involve a large
number of teams, comprised of LUG members and other enthusiasts all
around the world. Our role will be to help coordinate the event and
provide the required infrastructure, including a web portal, posters
fliers, and most importantly, high quality (pressed) CDs that local
teams can give out to the general public on Software Freedom Day.
We hope that you will be able to join us in organizing local events in
your area and in developing these ideas further in the months to come.
August may seem a long way off, but we have lots of work to do before
then. Please stop by our website, softwarefreedomday.org, for more
information and to share your ideas. If you would like to launch a team
in your area, please place a note in our forum, so that others can find
you and join up.
Matt Oquist & The SFD Team
Also see an article at OSNews:
Celebrating Free Open Source Software in a Community Near You