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Herefordshire Open Source Day – March 26

It’s come to the chief scribe’s attention that Herefordshire, another part of the country with a fine cider tradition, is having a bit of a do on Saturday 26th March and there’s a local Bristol angle, if you read down near the foot of the email reproduced below, which was posted to the Ubuntu UK mailing list.

Hi everyone

Herefordshire LUG is organising an Open Source Day on Sat March 26 as a follow on from the very successful Software Freedom day event we ran in Sept.

It’s a free drop-in event open to everyone – we demonstrate Linux operating systems, OS cross platform software and promote and inform people about FOSS.

Many of our LUG members are Ubuntu users and Ubuntu tends to be the Linux system we recommend to first time users – we gave away over 60 Ubuntu discs at our last event (thanks to Canonical) to users who ranged from business people and students to not-for-profit organisations and home users – it was quite a mix as well as nearly 100 of our own cross platform Open disc (kindly copied and printed for us gratis by The Linux Emporium).

For our Open Source Day in March we have created our own HOSS Awards – Herefordshire Open Source Star Awards – and are looking for nominations from businesses, organisations and individuals who have done the most to promote and develop the use of FOSS in the county.

At this event we are also focusing on Open Document Standards and the need for compatibility and will be looking at Open/Libre Office in particular.

Dr Mark Wright Bristol City Council’s cabinet member and an Open Source advocate will be speaking in the afternoon about his experience of Open Source in Local Government.

So if any of you can come to the event we would love to see you there. There is more info up on our website about the event and the HOSS Awards – you can also follow us on Facebook & Twitter.

Hat tip: Popey

2 Responses to Herefordshire Open Source Day – March 26

  1. Steve Woods February 10, 2011 at 2:34 pm #

    The venue for the event has now been confirmed as All Saints, Hereford, a fully accessible venue in the City Centre with a lovely café attached


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