[svlug] August 19th LUGOD Meeting: Jon 'maddog' Hall on Linux Evangelism
nbs at sonic.net
Tue Aug 6 23:41:36 PDT 2002
The Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD), will be holding a meeting on:
August 19th, 2002
6:30pm - 9:30pm
(Doors open at 6:00pm; please try to arrive on-time!)
The meeting will be held at a DIFFERENT LOCATION:
2001 2nd Street
Davis, CA 95616
The topic will be:
Effective Linux Evangelism: Guerilla tactics for the masses
presented by: Jon 'maddog' Hall, Linux International
How do you convince someone to use Linux? What are the things you tell
them to win them over? Too many times Linux advocates talk about the
advantages of "Open Source" and "Freedom of software" when the listener
only wants to hear "save money" and "easy to use." Alternatively, how
does the Linux community fight organizations with much more marketing
money than the Linux community can gather?
Jon "maddog" Hall has been in the computer industry for over thirty years,
advocating what we now call "Open Source" and "Free Software." He has
been a programmer, systems designer, technical marketing manager,
systems administrator and is now the Executive Director of
Before that he worked for companies such as Compaq,
Digital Equipment Corporation, Bell Laboratories and
Aetna Life and Casualty. He taught at Merrimack College and
Hartford State Technical College, where as Department Head of
Computer Science he earned the nickname of "maddog" from his students.
He holds a BS in Commerce and Engineering from Drexel University and
an MSCS from RPI in Troy, NY.
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For maps, directions, public transportation schedules, etc., visit:
LUGOD is a non-profit organization dedicated to the Linux Operating System,
and which holds meetings twice a month in Davis, CA.
Meetings are always free, and open to the public.
Please visit our website for details:
pr at lugod.org
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