[svlug] August 19th LUGOD Meeting: Jon 'maddog' Hall on Linux Evangelism

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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
    Linux International.

    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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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.

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