Larry and Drew got talking on #lindependence about the idea of holding a regular hour-long Linux event at a local coffee shop, and they pulled me in to the idea. The event is styled on the Ubuntu Hour concept. In discussing it, Larry really wanted to emphasize a distro-agnostic viewpoint. I like Larry’s approach. First, meet people and talk with them about Linux, open source, and software freedom. Second, find out what’s important to them and try to help them find a Linux community that matches their personality, needs, social circle, etc. In doing the event, be welcoming to Linux users of all types.
- What: Lindependence Hour to discuss GNU/Linux, software freedom, and open source.
- Where: Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Company, 1330 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, CA. http://www.santacruzcoffee.com/
- When: Wed. 29 Dec. 2010 from 6 pm to 7 pm PST (1800 to 1900) — repeats last Wed. of the month.
- Who: You, if you use or want to use Linux, such as Fedora, Ubuntu, or Android.
Any planning that I do will also include Fedora components, so we’ll keep those details on the Fedora wiki.